Kali Lux

As Workit Health’s Head 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.

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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Grayscale illustartion of a brain on a pale blue background. Dopamine Detox Intermediate

This is Your Brain on Opioids

Your brain on opioids is more complicated than the egg in the frying pan. And as the opioid epidemic grows and treatment modalities evolve, it’s more important than ever to understand what, exactly, opioids do to our brains–and the long-term effects of opioid use.

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Side Effects of Suboxone

Suboxone is a common prescription medication for opioid addiction. Essentially, it causes the withdrawal symptoms of harsher opioids like heroin to be less daunting.

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