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What is the Krokodil Drug?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Since the early 2000s, opioids, specifically synthetic opioids, have had detrimental effects in the United States. There are a number of specific opioids that have been especially harmful to the country, such as codeine, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Fentanyl in particular has come into prominence over the past few years and today is present in about 30,000 of the 72,000 annual drug deaths in the country.

 

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Topics: Drug

Stories of Recovery: Darryl Strawberry

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Throughout his 17-year career in the 1980s and 1990s, baseball legend Darryl Strawberry won Rookie of the Year, was an eight-time All-Star and finished in the top ten in Most Valuable Player voting four times. Strawberry is a four-time World Series champion and was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

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Topics: Recovery

Drunk Driving and Alcohol Rehab in Oklahoma

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 7, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

Drunk driving, or driving under the influence is a national issue that affects millions of lives every day. In Oklahoma alone, 1.8% of adults report that that they have driven after having “too much” within the past month alone. From 2003 to 2012, roughly 2,205 people were killed in crashes that involving a drunk driver in the state of Oklahoma, placing it among the higher ranked states for amount of fatal crashes involving alcohol. Here are some sobering facts about the reality of drunk driving in Kentucky and the rest of the nation:

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Topics: Alcohol

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Over the past decade, the opioid epidemic has come more into the limelight as politicians and media begin to recognize the catastrophic impact it has had on our communities. In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared the Opioid Crisis a state of public emergency and announced a plan to combat the problem that was killing over 130 people every day.

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Topics: Drug

New PBS Nova Documentary Explores Addiction

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

In September of 2018, NOVA, the highly popular PBS series on science and technology published a documentary on the addiction crisis in America. Created by the Boston-based producers over the past couple years, this documentary showcases the stories of several addicts and families as well as the work being done by scientists around the nation to understand and treat the epidemic of addiction. By shedding light on a feared and stigmatized subject, the documentary will hopefully help inform individuals about effective treatment options and the reality that many Americans are faced with when it comes to options for getting better.

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Topics: Addiction

What Is A Day In Lexington IOP Like?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Once you’ve completed rehab, undergone detox, or are in need of a non-residential treatment option, it is worth considering the benefits of participating in an intensive outpatient program. Intensive Outpatient Program groups are an excellent option for getting ongoing treatment when you are in need. There are many different approaches to treating substance abuse problems, but intensive outpatient is one treatment model that has unique benefits and a different structure to traditional treatment options. Landmark Recovery is dedicated to providing the best quality of IOP treatment possible in Lexington, Kentucky.

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How To Use Casey's Law In Louisville, KY

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 5, 2018 8:00:00 PM

 

Kentucky is on the forefront of the battle against addiction. Prescription opioid, heroin, and methamphetamine abuse have destroyed lives and leveled communities across Kentucky, making it the fifth leading state in the nation for fatalities from drug overdose. For many addicts, the choice to enter into treatment is not an easy one to make. Casey’s Law, a piece of legislation from Kentucky in 2004, was passed in order to make mandatory treatment a reality for those suffering from addiction.

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Stories of Recovery: Elton John

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

Sir Elton John is one of the most famous and influential artists over the past few decades. During his career, the singer and pianist has released 30 albums as well as four live albums, 3 EPs, and 7 movie soundtracks. Since his first tour in 1970, Elton John has played over 4000 performances in more than 80 countries. Throughout his life, the artist has sold over 300 million records.

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101 Inspiring Recovery Quotes

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

Addiction recovery quotes can give you the strength to persevere through the darkest stages of addiction. While attending meetings, going to individual and group therapy, and enrolling in an inpatient recovery facility are useful steps for getting sober, maintaining motivation is the most important part of your recovery journey. It's all about the mindset. Get inspired by these 101 Addiction Recovery Quotes.

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The 5 Most Important Tips For Post-Rehab Life

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Returning home from rehab can be an exciting period of time.

 

You’re freshly sober, equipped with a new perspective on the world, and ready to start living a clean, healthy, and better life than before. However, although you may have finished rehab, your recovery process is far from over.

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Topics: Rehab