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...
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...
Forgiveness in Addiction Recovery Through the process of healing from a substance abuse process, you may discover that you hold onto feelings of resentment, anger, and disappointment in yourself. While these feelings are very common for people in your situation, they...
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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