By Angie Rogers Freedom. It is a strong word and something we often take for granted. Imagine living a life free from running, free from searching. A life free from waking up needing opiates to feel even partially human. A life free from losing everything. A life with...read more
Another important part is counseling: the opportunity to talk with a professional either one-on-one or in a group with others in treatment. Through counseling, you learn about the motivations and behaviors that led to your opioid addiction. You learn how to commit to...read more
There are three medications commonly used to treat opioid addiction: Methadone – clinic-based opioid agonist that does not block other narcotics while preventing withdrawal while taking it; daily liquid dispensed only in specialty regulated clinics Naltrexone –...read more
MAT stands for Medically Assisted Treatment in regards to substance use disorder. The FDA has approved several different medications to treat opioid addiction and alcohol dependence. A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for...read more
If your son or daughter is using drugs and alcohol, you may have been told that certain things you do for them are “enabling.” Meanwhile, all you really want to do is help them. It can be confusing how to respond to your child’s behavior. In this short video, Master...read more
Have you ever grieved for someone nodding off across the room from you? I have. I remember looking at our son and thinking, “Where are you? Where have you buried that easy smile and gentle spirit?” There is no other word for it but grief when your child is lost in the...read more
“My son died of a drug overdose – and it didn’t have to happen.” That thought is what pushed Charlotte Wethington to action and what still drives her today. Wethington’s son Casey was an energetic young man who enjoyed life until it was taken by drugs. As a boy, he...read more
Overdose can happen with many drugs. But opioid overdose can be especially dangerous, particularly among people who relapse after a period of sobriety because tolerance changes over time. Here’s what Dr. Joseph Lee, medical director at Hazelden, has to say about...read more
You’ve probably heard the saying “Addiction is a family disease.” Like any illness, addiction causes confusion and a host of varied reactions from those who care about you. Your family may resent you for the hurt your addiction caused them or for the fear they felt...read more
The Twelve Promises of sobriety describe the benefits you will gain if you work hard on the Twelve Steps. The promises you will say: Know a new freedom and happiness. Not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it. Comprehend the word serenity and know peace....read more
Self-esteem is a sense of confidence, self-respect, and satisfaction with oneself. It is important to your recovery because it reflects your thoughts and feelings about your sense of self-worth. If you usually have positive thoughts about yourself, your...read more
What are Opioids? Opioids is an umbrella term for natural or synthetic drugs that are derived from – or related to – the opium poppy. Opioids attach to receptors in the central nervous system, reducing pain signals to the brain. Commonly used opioids include...read more
Four Rivers Behavioral Health, through our Center for Specialized Addiction Services offers Hazelden Betty Ford’s COR-12 Program as part of the many substance abuse treatment options available to our clients.
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Four Rivers Behavioral Health
Through our Center for Specialized Addiction Services, we offer Hazelden Betty Ford’s COR-12 Program as part of the many substance abuse treatment options available to our clients. We know from experience that recovery is stronger than addiction. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped men, women, teens, families and communities find freedom from addiction.