What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Opioids are a type of drug that includes heroin, synthetic opioids and pain relievers prescribed by doctors.  Common prescription opioids include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl, codeine and many others including...
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...
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...
Drug Withdrawal Management Drug withdrawal management, commonly referred to as “detox,” is a vital first step toward combating drug addiction. Substances like prescription opioids, benzodiazepines, heroin and alcohol can all cause severe withdrawal...
Drug Manufacturers Blamed for the Opioid Crisis The risks of opioid addiction to society cannot be overstated. An estimated 55,000 Americans die annually as a result of drug overdose. This figure has increased threefold over the past 15 years, and it will continue to...
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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