As a person in recovery, who used Suboxone and is a participant in 12 step recovery, I want to explain why stigma against Suboxone happens, where the stigma comes from, and give my personal outlook on why we should all work to eradicate stigma.
Corissa Lappin is passionate about helping others bridge the gap between addiction and long-term recovery, as she did herself. She has a BA in Psychology from SFSU, and has previously worked in the recovery field as a medical assistant and clinician supervising those on methadone and buprenorphine.
Dual Diagnosis and Early Sobriety: How To Handle Being Diagnosed With A Clinical Disorder In Early Sobriety.
A disorder? Medications? I felt desperate and confused. I thought going through treatment for addiction would free me from medications, not make me reliant on more of them.
Below are four quick tips that can be utilized when going through the early times, which can help alleviate any fears or anxieties you might have during that turbulent stage.
To date in early addiction recovery, or not to date? That is the question.
Being newly sober, no one mentioned to me that other bad habits, behaviors, or addictions would rear their ugly faces during my recovery, so my bulimia took place of my drug and alcohol addiction.
Heroin was my best friend, something I couldn’t live without, something that would replace anything or anyone in my life at any given time.