Opioids

If you’re already receiving professional treatment, our program can be a useful add-on.

Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

One of the first steps in learning how to stop drinking so much is to determine how much alcohol is in your favorite drink. It may well be more than you think. Now more than ever, in the age of supersize drink pours and growing wine glasses, it’s important to understand the alcohol content %, in order to determine how...
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Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

We and others have been developing and evaluating digital tools to help people with alcohol problems for over 20 years now. And an analysis of the field (the first) has just been published. It gets a bit into the weeds but if you’ll stick with it, there’s good news at the end. Brian Kiluk and colleagues have published the results...
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A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

There are a number of ways to manage and reduce urges or cravings. There is no single best method or silver bullet. And some are more helpful early on in your efforts to change your drinking, whether it be to cut back or to stop drinking entirely. Others we consider somewhat more advanced strategies. The list I present here is...
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11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

How to Help a Family Member With a Drinking Problem: 8 Tips

If you’re concerned about someone else’s drinking or drug use, this post is for you. “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” (Dali Lama). And this applies to heavy drinking. Heavy drinking affects not only the drinker but his or her family, friends, work and social...
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How to Help a Family Member With a Drinking Problem: 8 Tips

Opioids

The opioid module is designed to support your recovery while receiving professional treatment. The program incorporates both motivational and cognitive behavioral exercises that can be used to avoid triggers, resist urges, and get and stay clean. The program will not label you or tell you what to do. That is, of course, entirely up to you. If you’re unsure whether this will be worth it, know that we offer a money back guarantee.

Detox or harm reduction?

The first choice to make is whether to begin medication assisted treatment or to detox and then add in naltrexone to prevent relapse. Either approach should be under close professional supervision. Our Abstain opioids module can help whichever approach you decide to go with.

Urges and Cravings

Urges to use are natural whenever you stop. They can be uncomfortable and happen, seemingly, at random times. Our Urges section of the Abstain module can help you better understand and manage your urges.

Triggers

Triggering events can often lead to relapses. Triggers can take many forms, for example a stressful day or spending time with a friend who uses could both be triggers. An entire section of the Abstain module is dedicated to understanding triggers and building skills to avoid them in the future.