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…

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The Link Between Prescriptions and Opioids

The Link Between Prescriptions and Opioids: What Studies Have Shown The link between prescriptions and opioids is a natural area to explore given that so many people have reported that they believe their addiction started only after a doctor prescribed medication for pain. By no means does that suggest that doctors are to blame and…

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Addiction Treatment in Southern California

Why Addiction Treatment in Southern California is a Good Option If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, you should look at addiction treatment in Southern California for many reasons. For starters, many of the best treatment professionals and facilities call Southern California their home. Of further consideration is the number of…

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