Fibromyalgia Butterfly

May 12th was National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Approximately 5 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the disease remains one of the least understood medical conditions in modern science.  Women are five times more likely to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia than men.  May 12th was National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a day for people…

Motivating a Loved One to Seek Treatment for Opiate Abuse - Positives

Motivating a Loved One to Seek Treatment for Opiate Abuse

Although the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association estimates that 23.5 million people in the United States need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, only 11.2% receive professional help.  Unfortunately, one of the biggest barriers to seeking treatment is fear or denial.  Individuals suffering from opiate dependency often feel ashamed of or frightened by their…

Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year 2015

Happy New Year, 2015!

If you’re like most people, your personal and professional life may have been chaotic in the past year. We hope that New Year’s Eve is a time for quiet reflection to remember what you are thankful for, including friends, family and life itself. It’s also the perfect time to set new goals. Most people resolve to save money, organize their home, get healthy or spend more time with family. In fact, more than 40% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, but only 8 percent actually achieve them. So how do those 8 percent do it? Here are some suggestions.

Waismann Method - Give the Gift of Forgiveness

Give the Gift of Forgiveness this Holiday Season

Consider giving the gift of forgiveness to an addicted person whom you love this holiday season. If you are still reading this post, you have considered forgiving that person whose opiate addiction has hurt you and your family so much in the past. Perhaps he is your son, your father, your spouse, or someone you…

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month 2014

Anyone who knows a person who has suffered from addiction or has been through the process themselves knows how important recovery is. Drug addiction does not discriminated and whether you or your loved one is battling painkiller addiction, Suboxone addiction, or heroin addiction, the road is a difficult one to travel. We at Waismann Method…

How Heroin Gets You High - Addiction and Treatment

How Heroin Gets You High

Have you ever watched someone get high on heroin – or gotten high yourself – and wondered how one little injection can get someone so incredibly high? The answer is all in your head: heroin interacts with your brain and nervous system to produce an immense euphoric rush. Some describe a heroin high as beautiful…

Prescription Painkiller Lawsuits

Painkiller Lawsuits Are Everybody’s Problem

Painkiller lawsuits are top news stories these days. Scores of NFL players are signing up for the class action lawsuit against the national football league; counties and cities are filing suits against pharmaceutical companies. Painkillers are now the treatment of choice for many patients, doctors, insurance companies and even sports organizations because they are cheap,…