Welcome to the Crossroads Blog

HomeBlog
About the Crossroads Blog

All the latest news and information about opioid use disorder. Plus, information and encouragement on your path to recovery. We can help you get your life back.

Fentanyl – Past, Present, and Future

If you’ve been paying attention to current events, odds are that you’ve heard about fentanyl and its impact on our skyrocketing rates of drug overdoses. (A useful medication when legally manufactured and dispensed under physician supervision, fentanyl can become extremely lethal when it’s in the wrong hands. Let’s take a

Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Entering treatment is a big deal and with it comes a lot of questions. Here are the ones we hear most often.  Opioids attach to receptors in the brain. Once attached, they block pain, slow breathing, and produce a calming, anti-depressing effect. This video helps explain how it all works:

Read More »

Harm Reduction: Relieving the Pain of Substance Abuse

Harm reduction is a proactive and practical approach to reducing the negative personal and public health consequences associated with “unpopular” behavior by improving policies, programs, inventions, and practices. Organizations specializing in harm reduction strive to meet people where they are – on their own terms – and may serve as

Read More »

Harm Reduction In America

Harm reduction is a proactive and practical approach to reducing the negative personal and public health consequences associated with “unpopular” behavior by improving policies, programs, inventions, and practices. When applied to substance use, harm reduction  acknowledges that completely abstaining from drugs is not a realistic solution for everyone. Its primary

Read More »

Taking Steps Against Stigma

As part of our multi-part series examining stigma and its role in recovery, this blog tells about how the public is beginning to embrace abstinence over mind-altering substances and how the paradigm shift is inspiring some innovative business concepts. Now, more than ever, the world is finally making room at

Read More »
Guest Dose With Us

Guest Dose With Us!

Whether you are visiting from another city, state, or country, we are happy to accommodate you when you travel. To ensure your visit with us goes smoothly, there are things you should do in advance. 1. Notify your home clinic Notify your home clinic of your plans to guest dose

Read More »

The Cost of Treatment

Addiction has its share of constant companions. Financial ruin is just one of many. Having an addiction to opiates is horrible on its own. It’s physically and emotionally destructive, bankrupting people in more ways than just their bank accounts. When it comes to finances, most people addicted will be quick

Read More »
Categories