Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 2

Part 1 Linked here! I am in a rare position of having intimate knowledge of all areas of the addiction spectrum. Following our shocking episode, we entered the nightmarish reality of hard-core opioid addiction. My husband was shamed and would not speak to anyone about the addiction for almost a year, not even his own … Continue reading Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 2

Why Opioid Users Lack Empathy and How to Rewire the Brain Following Opioid-Opiate Dependency

As our son devolved into full-on opioid addiction, one of the more concerning developments was his total lack of empathy; this once warm, emotionally engaging young man no longer cared about those around him and was completely emotionally disengaged from the family. His single focus was on getting high, even if this meant that he … Continue reading Why Opioid Users Lack Empathy and How to Rewire the Brain Following Opioid-Opiate Dependency