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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…

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7 Shocking Statistics About Opioid Addiction

New Statistics on Opioid Addiction Have Been Released Every year, millions of Americans use opioids to manage pain. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history. New data shows the impact of America’s opioid addiction problems. Since…

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What Is MAT?

MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment and its Role in Recovery. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders, and can help some people to…

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Is My Teenager Smoking Weed?

Looking Out For Signs Your Teen is Using Marijuana Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among teenagers. With the advent of social media, the use of marijuana is considered “cool” by many teens, and many teens don’t even consider it to be a drug. Changes in laws regarding medicinal marijuana and recreational use causes…

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Paying for Treatment with Medicare or Medicaid

What are Medicare and Medicaid? Depending on the type of addiction treatment program you’ve selected, many of them offer the option to use government funded healthcare programs. Inn fact, one of the most commonly used methods for paying for drug and alcohol rehab is Medicaid or Medicare, both of which are are federal or state-funded…