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Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

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...
Should We Pursue Death Penalty For Drug Dealers?

Should We Pursue Death Penalty For Drug Dealers?

Should Drug Dealers Face the Death Penalty? Since 2000, more than 500,000 Americans have lost their lives due to drug abuse. The toll from the ongoing opioid crisis continues to rise; in 2016, more than 64,000 Americans fell victim. If these Americans are indeed...
Reverse an Overdose with Naloxone

Reverse an Overdose with Naloxone

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 & Why It’s Necessary

Drug Withdrawal Management & Why It’s Necessary

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...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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