Is Day Drinking the New Norm?

Is Day Drinking the New Norm?

Cringe when you here the term “new norm”? Most of us do.  Some have taken the Covid Pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to learn a new language, take up yoga or learn how to cook.  But for many, isolation, work from home, kids elearning from home and fear have brought secondary health issues to light.…

The Opioid Epidemic: A Dentist’s View

The Opioid Epidemic: A Dentist’s View

 In our sixth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Community Liason Amy McNamara meets with Dr. Steven Wright, Wright Dentistry to talk about the opioid epidemic and how he prudently prescribes opioid medication using a state website to determine risk.   Do you or someone you know need…

What is Probuphine?

What is Probuphine?

Probuphine is the brand name of a buprenorphine implant used as part of a treatment program for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist that interacts with opioid receptors in the brain and reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms of full opioids. More common treatments that contain buprenorphine as an active ingredient, such…

Dealing with the Holiday Season

Dealing with the Holiday Season

If you are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) the holiday season puts a lot on your plate. Now add an extra helping of pandemic and it’s easier to be over-stuffed with anxieties and situations that might trigger a return to alcohol or drug use. The good news is…

Why Does Relapse Occur?

Why Does Relapse Occur?

It’s not uncommon for a person in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to begin using opioids again. An important thing to remember is that because OUD is a mental health issue, recurrence of symptoms (resumption of opioid use) is not a moral failure and you can take steps to get back on the path…

Insomnia and Recovery

Insomnia and Recovery

 In our eleventh episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Community Liaison Robyn Duberstein and Scott from the Center for Sleep Medicine meet to discuss insomnia and the potential role it might play during someone’s recovery process. Scott talks about how they help individuals work through insomnia without…