How to Forgive a Loved One Addicted to Drugs When someone you care about is addicted to drugs, one of the hardest things to endure is how much it affects that individual’s family and loved ones. This can be especially difficult when things like deception, lying,...
Reasons to Go to a Des Moines Drug Treatment Center When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it may be difficult to quit without help. There are many resources available that can make the process more effective. For example, many individuals enter rehab. If you...
Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale or COWS is just that. It is a scale that a clinician uses to measure opiate withdrawal symptoms. A trained clinician will use this scale in an inpatient setting or as part of outpatient...
How to Reverse Fentanyl Overdose and Next Steps for Des Moines Rehab As this country’s opioid crisis keeps growing, more and more people are falling victim to fentanyl overdoses. Fentanyl is a drug that impacts the parts of the brain that are responsible for...
Reverse an Overdose with Naloxone Opioid overdoses are becoming increasingly common. Fortunately, the counteractive drug naloxone has been available since the 1970’s and has become available in a non-needle form, through nasal spray in 2014. Considered by many as the...
When first arriving at St. Gregory I had mixed feelings about the health and wellness workouts. I came in at 136 lbs and didn’t think it was possible to reach... - Chris
The good life is not merely a life free from addictions, physical and/or psychological—addictions that usually are the outward manifestations of deeper problems—but a life lived in harmonious balance, free... - Matt
I came to St. Gregory’s at my all-time worst—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Having gone through a bad rehab experience once before, I had been very reluctant in succumbing to that... - CJ
No matter where I start my thought process when reflecting upon my time before, during and after St. Gregory’s, I always seem to end up in the same place in... - Kaele
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