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Aftercare for Addiction Treatment

Aftercare for Addiction Treatment Aftercare refers to continued treatment AFTER Rehab. Rehab is for detox, aftercare is for long term sobriety. Any recovering addict must do both if they hope to have any chance at success for long term sobriety. The stark reality is that 30-90 days in Rehab is not going to do much…

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Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Exercise in Addiction Recovery Exercise in addiction recovery is a key component for many reasons, not the least of which is to take a holistic approach to recovery. During the addiction recovery treatment proccess, successful patients will find themselves moving on from Rehadb, IOP and PHP likely into a sober living program. It is during…

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Addiction Treatment in California

Addiction Treatment in California If it seems like there’s a myriad of options for addiction treatment in California, you’re assumptions are correct. California in recent years has been a haven for addiction treatment centers. Why? In the 1980’s, President Reagan’s administration turned responsibility for mental health and addiction treatment to the States, rather than have…

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The Drug That Could Combat the Heroin Epidemic

The Drug That Could Combat the Heroin Epidemic On the other end of the spectrum of opioid agonist drugs like methadone and buprenorphine are the opioid antagonists, including the drug naloxone. In addition to being able to inhibit the activation of opioid receptors, naloxone acts as a competitive antagonist and is able to actively reverse…

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Is Hitting Rock Bottom Necessary to Seek Addiction Treatment?

Hitting rock bottom before seeking treatment can be dangerous. Not only is rock bottom hard to qualify, but it’s also not absolute. Furthermore, waiting for yourself or a loved one to hit rock bottom could lead to someone actually dying – not a good thing. What Defines Rock Bottom? Rock bottom refers to the idea…

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What Does The Latest Research Tell Us About Addiction?

The latest developments in addiction treatment It’s no surprise that an enormous amount of time and money continues to flow into research on addiction treatment. With the growing opioid epidemic, the rise in use of fentanyl, everyone understands what’s at stake. While clinical and behavioral studies are important, recovery centers are laser-focused on learning about…

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The Growing Fentanyl Addiction Problem

Fentanyl Addiction is Sweeping the Nation Fentanyl addiction is officially an epidemic according to many sources so today, we look at what’s being done to stem the tide of this deadly drug’s rise to infamy. Fentanyl is among the most notorious and dangerous opioids aroudn. As it rises in popularity, the continuing opioid epidemic problem…

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Working While in Recovery

Working While in Recovery: Can it be done? The short answer is – it depends. Since there are different stages of recovery, let’s focus on which stage of recovery is most conducive to working while in recovery. First, let’s quickly cover the stages of recovery: Rehab/Detox – The first step on the recovery journey is…