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

Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 1

When I began practicing acupuncture decades ago it was a cash practice in an upper-middle-class neighborhood outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Back then there was no insurance coverage for acupuncture and my patients tended to be well-to-do. This is where I started treating opioid dependency. I didn’t have a preconception at the time about addiction; … Continue reading Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 1

Opioid Addiction Recovery Does Not Stop With Withdrawal-Repair Brain Damage After Opiate Use! Part 2

In this post, I will discuss herbs used to repair brain damage caused by opioid toxins. See Part-1 Covering Tonic and Adaptogen Herbs for Long-term Recovery Linked Here It is now known that opioid use causes radical brain changes. An article in the Brain Injury Journal explains, "Oxygen is essential to the human brain, and … Continue reading Opioid Addiction Recovery Does Not Stop With Withdrawal-Repair Brain Damage After Opiate Use! Part 2