Texas Professional Recovery Network

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The Texas Professional Recovery Network (PRN) with the Texas Pharmacy Association was founded in 1981 to serve impaired pharmacists. Since then, PRN has expanded its network to include pharmacy students, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, veterinarians, and optometrists. PRN provides monitoring and advocacy services for professionals in these fields who may be impaired to practice.

Does Drug Addiction Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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If you have struggled with drug addiction and it has led to complications, you may be eligible to qualify for disability benefits. Your addiction alone does not qualify you for benefits, but the complications that result from that addiction do. What Programs are Available The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two disability programs, Social Security

Helping Baby and Mommy Off Opioids

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Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids? You might want to read this. Introducing The Positive Direction Model: Opioid Use and Pregnancy, 1st Edition Davina Moss-King, PhD wrote The Positive Direction Model for pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder.  The book focuses on women and their newborns, highlighting the opioid epidemic’s impact on the infant’s health

Can’t Fight Love – Safety Net Catches Sober Community

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What is Sober Living Like? Here is a story about one facility that can tell you what to expect. Ever thought about being an acrobat? Does the thought of being an acrobat scare you to death? What if you knew without a doubt, that the safety net would catch you? No problem at all, right? Well, that

Substance Abuse & Eating Disorder in Teens

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – finding out their child or teen is illegally drinking and/or using drugs. The statistics are alarming.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports a recent rise in marijuana use despite a preceding 10-year period of decline. In 2010, 1.2 percent of 8th-graders, 3.3 percent of 10th-graders, and 6.1 percent

4 Ways to Use Affirmations – The Power of Positive Thinking

I am Affirmation

In AA, someone believed in affirmations and we started saying, “My name is ­­­­____, and I’m an alcoholic.” If you affirm anything long enough and often enough then our conscious, unconscious and subconscious minds begin to believe it.  When I said by rote at the beginning of my sobriety “I’m an alcoholic,” a part of

The Process of Alcohol Rehab: A Guide Through Addiction Treatment

Going into alcohol rehab is not a “one and done” process. Recovery is a lifelong pursuit that requires dedication and commitment to a better life through sobriety. In the beginning, you’ll focus on detox and rehab. However, when you go into aftercare or independent recovery maintenance, you’ll need to remember that the process continues. Types

How High Is Your Doctor Recommending You Get?

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The pharmaceutical industry is an important one and fills a critical role in the health and wellbeing of the population. From antidepressants to painkillers, to new antibiotics, we have a wealth of options when it comes to fighting even the most persistent of symptoms. But with such an abundance of drugs at hand, could we

The Difference Between Long Term Treatment Centers and Outpatient Programs

The Difference Between Long Term Treatment Centers and Outpatient Programs When you’re looking at rehab options to start recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, you’ll likely wonder what most other patients do. What’s the difference between long term treatment centers and outpatient programs? Which program will serve you best, as you work for lasting recovery?