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Five Things You Need to Know About Methadone and Methadone Clinics

October 10, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living
The research and statistics are irrefutable: methadone treatment is successful at improving almost every quality of life measurement for patients and creates safer, healthier conditions for families and communities. It is one of the many treatment op...
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Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

October 18, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Treatment of Substance Use Disorders In a recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), substance use disorders (SUDs) were divided into two distinct categories–substance abuse and substance dep...
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Opioid Prescription Doctor Faces Jail

October 2, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Opioid Doctors Face Jail A Virginia doctor was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday October 2, 2019, for prescribing a half-million doses of opioids to patients over two years, prosecutors said. Dr. Joel Smithers, 36, was sentenced in U.S...
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How Does Addiction Start?

September 26, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse
How Does Addiction Start? One of the most commonly asked question is "how does addiction start?"  We hear this question asked by addicts in recovery, and also by family members and loved ones. The short answer is that it varies by the individual...
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Affordable Addiction Treatment

September 18, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
Affordable Addiction Treatment Affordable addiction treatment just isn't something that most people talk about. It's as if one is saying, "hey, I know this life or death, but I want to save a buck." Nothing could be further from the truth. The tr...
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Finding Addiction Treatment

September 11, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Finding Addiction Treatment: How to do it the right way. Finding addiction treatment that's right for you can be a daunting task. There are many variables to consider including whether or not you're paying for treatment out of your own pocket or wil...
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Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

September 4, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Health and wellness
Landmark $270 Million Opioid Lawsuit Settlement Opens Door for Dozens of Pending Cases Purdue Pharma recently agreed to pay Oklahoma $270 million rather than face trial on charges of misleading marketing practices and misrepresentation regarding Oxy...
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Is Methadone a Good Alternative?

August 21, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Is Methadone a Good Alternative? Medication Assisted Treatment programs use a few alternatives to dangerous opioids. Medications, including buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, and extended release naltrexone (Vivitrol®), are effect...
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Job Opportunities After Rehab

August 14, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Health and wellness, Sober Living
Job Opportunities After Rehab: What Are Your Options?   A 2012 study found that getting a job after rehab is leads to lower rates of relapse and a higher percentage of positive treatment outcomes. At TDRC, a high percentage of our resident...
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