Wish Recovery’s Blog Monthly Archives

June 2023

Prevalence and Prevention of Fentanyl Abuse and Overdose

Fentanyl overdoses remain a recurring topic in national and local news, with reports surfacing almost daily. According to the California Department of Justice, California witnessed nearly 4,000 fatalities in 2020 due to fentanyl overdoses.

Since 2013, the opioid crisis has been exacerbated by the emergence of illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids, including fentanyl and related compounds. These substances have been linked to a significant rise in overdose deaths. According to estimates, Fentanyl is believed to be 50-100 times more potent than heroin. When combined, the two substances may synergistically affect respiratory depression.

Overcoming Shame and Guilt in Recovery and Strategies for Self-Forgiveness and Healing

Millions of people worldwide are affected by addiction, a severe and complex disorder that can cause significant physical, emotional, and social problems. It's a challenging and daunting experience for individuals who face addiction, often struggling with shame and guilt. Addressing these emotions is crucial for successful recovery. Addiction is not a moral failure but a medical condition that requires compassionate and comprehensive care. Seeking help should never make individuals feel guilty or ashamed. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of shame and guilt on addiction recovery and provide strategies for overcoming these emotions.

Recovering Family Members: 5 Tips for Support

Supporting a loved one who is grappling with addiction can be a daunting task. The question posed is, "What do you say?" "What are the things that one must refrain from saying?" Even if you care about your loved ones and want the best for them, you could sometimes feel powerless in the face of their difficulties. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you may assist them while they overcome their addiction and stay on the right track.


Although recovery from addiction is a deeply personal experience, it need not be solitary. Family support can prove to be an impenetrable network that is invaluable in aiding individuals to overcome addiction.