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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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Questions to Ask Your Treatment Provider

November 6, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
Questions to Ask Your Treatment Provider If you're thinking about going to or sending someone into treatment, you need to know what questions to ask your treatment provider. This is the minimum amount of due diligence that must be done to ensure any...
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When to Call Your AA Sponsor

November 11, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
When to Call Your AA Sponsor Knowing when to call your AA sponsor is sometimes difficult and confusing. We've put together the top 10 times you should call your sponsor. 1. If you find yourself stressed out by friends, family, work, school or in an...
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Addiction Relapse Rates

November 19, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober Living
Addiction Relapse Rates Statistically speaking, addiction relapse rates range from 40% to 60% on average. The rates can be even higher if treatment protocols aren't followed. Another factor is the support structure surrounding the recovering patient...
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Substance Abuse and Homelessness

December 4, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Sober Living
Substance Abuse and Homelessness For years, scientists, government agencies and others have been studying the link between substance abuse and homelessness. The two are directly related and studies reaffirm this. For example: substance abuse can ...
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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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