About James EgidioJames Egidio is an accomplished and experienced Recovery Life Coach for the past 10 years. James has operated and managed a medical practice for the past 21 years and has led patient’s through their recovery from opiate, alcohol and other illicit drug dependence, addiction and recovery since 2009. James studied biology and chemistry at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and received his certification from the Institute of Life Coach Training (ILCT) as a Life Coach as well as dual certifications as a Progressive Recovery Coach and Faith Based (Christian) Genesis Recovery Counselor. James is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is an accomplished writer and publisher on topics related to addiction and recovery. James enjoys spending his free time with family and friend's as well as staying healthy with diet and exercise. James has a passion for working with clients who are struggling with their addiction and recovery since being clean and sober himself for the past 30 years and likes to see his clients move from Recovery to Discovery via online recovery coaching and counseling. He can be reached at www.RecoveryCoachingAlliance.org or via email or phone a James@RecoveryCoachingAlliance.org or 800-385-3299.
It began as a useful and highly potent pain-relieving medication, but opioids have quickly become a nightmare for millions of Americans. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1 That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder.” The use of these drugs, legal or otherwise, has quickly become a federal crisis. Throughout this article, [...]
Drug addiction has become a critical problem in the United States. As of 2017, more than 19-million Americans, aged 12 and up, suffer from drug addiction. This number is staggeringly high and only growing worse. It’s not only the United States which faces the concern of drug related crimes and addiction. Other countries all around the world are dealing with this issue of drugs in a regular basis. As substance abuse continues to gain speed globally, it’s helpful to examine the differences between the U.S. and other countries suffering from drug addiction. Throughout this article, we’ll compare statistics between the U.S. [...]
The furry companions we call family do more than just purr and bark. Pets make a huge impact on the lives of those who live with them. From companionship to life saving abilities, animals are amazing creatures. Throughout the years, service animals have proven themselves to be loyal, useful, and necessary. The benefits of a service pet for addiction could not be more emphasized enough The first use of service pets was documented in the 1800’s by Florence Nightingale, who found that animals reduced fear and anxiety in children. Sigmund Freud also believed pets served a higher purpose than companionship, and [...]
Inpatient treatment is a traditional rehabilitation style for patients working to recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. This process varies by institution but is based on the concept that the patient lives in-house for a standard period while they detox and work to manage their addiction. Living in the inpatient care facility, the person challenged with the substance use disorder is limited to outside contact and are usually not permitted to leave the premises. This holds patients accountable for their actions and reduces the chances for relapse during the program. Throughout these programs, patients receive different types of treatment both [...]
For anyone who is struggling with addiction knows how difficult it is to quit using. Most people who struggle with a substance use disorder most often seek help with a recovery coach, psychologist, psychiatrist, or with online counseling. When the addicted individual has the substance use disorder under control, the relapse rate for most substance use disorders is estimated at between 50-80% within the first six months of abstinence from the substance and 60% within the first year. Relapse Defined The term relapse when it comes to a substance use disorder is a generalized term. Relapse in recovery from substance use [...]