In the second article in our series of Recovery Recap blogs, we look at some of the stories surrounding addiction, relapse and recovery that have been in the news recently.
From celebrity recovery stories, support in the sporting world and breaking addiction news, Port of Call hope to help readers to better understand what is an increasingly important subject.
There’s been some highlights and lowlights over the past several weeks, with news about addiction, relapse and recovery receiving national attention. Port of Call presents our first in a series of articles that revisits those stories, in the hopes that we remove the stigma of addiction in today’s society.
The length of time taken to undergo rehab does vary from case to case, with several deciding factors to consider such as the substance involved, how long you’ve been addicted, age as well as physical and mental health.
First and foremost, let’s define heroin as a drug.
Heroin is made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium poppy. When made into heroin to be used as a medicine, the morphine extraction becomes known as diamorphine.
One of the most challenging situations in any marriage can be when one spouse is battling an addiction to alcohol. From the feelings of powerlessness a spouse might feel while their partner is actively abusing alcohol through to the odd combination of hope and anger that arises when a spouse finally enters drug rehab, there is no easy path or solution to deal with this kind of scenario. With the persistent threat of relapse hanging over a marriage or partnership, the emotional roller coaster created by living with an alcoholic spouse can continue for many years. If you, or someone close to you, is experiencing this kind of situation and needs help, then read on to find out more about how to support an alcoholic spouse in recovery.