Kali Lux

As Workit Health’s VP of Marketing, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She’s interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She’s written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. You can connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.

An upturned hand with the number 7 hovering above it. 7 ways to support someone in Suboxone treatment

Do These 7 Things to Support a Loved One on Suboxone Treatment

Buprenorphine/naloxone (known by it’s common brand name, Suboxone) is the gold-standard treatment for opioid addiction. So if your friend, family member, or significant other is now receiving the gold standard of care, you should feel some relief. But medication for addiction recovery comes with a stigma that often results in concern from loved ones.

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A signpost pointing in many directions. Preparing for recovery after an overdose

After an Overdose: What Can you Do To Prepare For Recovery?

You can recover. And as long as you survive it, you can especially recover after overdose. It can be a wake-up call to just how serious your addiction is. For some, it can be the big reveal in which friends and family finally realize you are very sick. It might be your own big reveal, in which you realize how sick you are. Maybe you wake up in the hospital, whereas before you’ve been able to sleep things off. 

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Typewriter on a red background. Suboxone is sober.

Is Suboxone Sober? These 5 Myths Keep People From Trying Life-Saving Medication

Suboxone (the popular name brand of medication buprenorphine/naloxone) reduces cravings and the withdrawal effects from heroin and pain pills. Any heroin or pain pill user knows that a fear of the horrible physical and emotional opiate detox can keep us using long after we want to quit. Even if we’ve tried to quit (and I’m speaking from experience), we might end up using again because we can’t make it through those first brutal days of detox.

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