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    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Coming Soon! Cold and Flu Remedies for People in Recovery Facebook.com/TheRecoveryBookTheRecoveryBook.com @TheRecoveryBook
    • The Recovery Book Cold and Flu Remedies for People in RecoveryPeople in recovery from addiction todrugs or alcohol need to avoid taking medication for coldand flu symptoms. Recovery activist Al J. Mooney, MD,has a dozen ideas for recovery-safe ways to manageyour symptoms.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Avoid risky thingsThe biggest risk for people in recovery is relapsetriggered by use of a mind-altering drug. Your cold orflu will pass in a few days. Don’t take any drugs thatput you at risk for a relapse. A relapse is much moredangerous than a temporary illness.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Treat your cough safelyUse things around the house tomake cough medicine. Mix threetablespoons of lemon juice witha cup of honey. Stir in a quartercup of warm water. Take two tablespoonsevery four to six hours and at bedtime.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Keep your head elevatedElevate your head at night. Use two pillows. Placeone crossways like you normally sleep with it, andthe second one lengthwise on a slant to keep yourhead up a little.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Breathe humid airHumidity is helpful. Take a long shower twice a day,and run a humidifier if you have one. Steam vaporizersare probably best.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Gargle for a sore throatMix a teaspoon of salt in a glass ofwarm water; gargle with it several timesa day. If a sore throat is severe orpersistent, get a throat culture to rule outa strep infection (which needs antibiotics).
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Use saline nose sprayUse a saline nose spray. Ayr, Ocean, and SimplySaline are all similar and okay. Use the saline asoften as you need it to help keep sinus passagesclear and prevent a sinus infection, which couldrequire antibiotics.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Clear your ears (1)Sinus passages can get congested during theinflammatory reaction of an upper respiratoryinfection, and air passages to the ears can getblocked. Try chewing gum or swallowing hard torelieve the ear pressure.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Clear your ears (2)Another way to relieve ear pressureis the Valsalva maneuver. Closeyour mouth, hold your nose, andblow out like you are blowing upa balloon. Repeat several timesa day.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Intensify your recovery plan (1)There is a tendency to avoid recovery activities whensick. Sickness can make a person more vulnerable,so meetings and other recovery activities can beeven more important during times of illness.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Intensify your recovery plan (2)If you can’t get to meetings, talkwith your sponsor or others onthe phone. Schedule a bedsidemeeting. Try an online meeting.Ask a friend to bring a laptop toa meeting and include you by video chat.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Take medication when other things don’t workNon-medicated cough drops canhelp with a cough or a dry or sorethroat. For aches and pains, tryacetaminophen (two 325 mg) oribuprofen (two 200 mg). Severe flucan be treated with prescription antiviral medications.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Get plenty of restHealing from illness requires your body to call onreserves. Continue your normal activities ifsymptoms are minor. If symptoms are severe, stickclose to home. Chill out and make sure you get therest you need.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Drink plenty of fluidsDrink non-caffeinated fluids so you don’tadd to the misery by getting anxiety fromtoo much caffeine. Water is best, but fruitjuices and sports drinks can add calorieswhen you’re too sick to eat or have asore throat.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Stop the spreadViruses that spread respiratoryinfections travel from person to personon hands or by secretions from sneezingor coughing. Wash your hands well and often.Use a hand sanitizer without alcohol. Coughinto your elbow, not your hand.
    • The Recovery Book 2nd Edition Soon! Thank You, Dot Mooney Thank you to Dot Mooney, who originally developed these cold and flu remedies. Dot and her husband, Dr. John Mooney, founded Willingway Hospital, a treatment center for addiction, in the 1960s.TheRecoveryBook.com Facebook.com/TheRecoveryBookAl J. Mooney, MDHoward Eisenberg @TheRecoveryBookCatherine Dold