Kali Lux

As Workit Health’s Senior VP of Growth & Brand, 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.

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Opiate Withdrawal Remedies

Going through opiate withdrawal is rough. With many drugs, choosing to quit is the hard part. With opiates, choosing to quit is the first part of a difficult, but life-changing decision.

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A felt heart that has been cut jaggedly in half and stitched back together. Break up with drugs and begin your life.

Break Up With Drugs and Begin Your Life

Quitting drugs is like any breakup. You’ve got to have your friends sit you down and tell you why that asshole wasn’t good for you, even when you can’t stop thinking about that one time you kissed in the rain and it felt like everything. You’ve got to have constant reminders, in those early times, of why something that became all you could think about moment to moment wasn’t good for you. I’m here to give you those reminders, or at least the ones that worked for me when I quit.

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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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