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This Week In Recovery: March 8, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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CBD Oil As An Alternative To Opioid Treatment?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a promising alternative to opioids when it comes to pain management and physical therapy. CBD is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant, which includes marijuana and hemp. However, CBD oil itself contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and has no psychoactive properties. CBD oil has been shown to help ease seizures, pain, and anxiety.

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The Rise of Methamphetamine in Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Oklahoma is one of the states that has been the most severely affected by the opioid crisis, one of the drugs being methanphetamine. It is easy to forget about other substances and the way they have affected the country due to the spotlight that opioids have received in recent years. While opioids remain the most deadly class of drugs in the country, there are many other illicit drugs that still kill thousands of Americans each year.

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Remembering A Life: Johnny Cash

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Johnny Cash is one of the most revered figures in music, especially when it comes to country and rock and roll. Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, he has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and is considered a country music legend who was influenced by other genres like rock and roll, blues, and gospel. During his career, Cash released over 50 studio albums and received 18 Grammy Awards for categories such as “Best Country Album: and “Best Male Country Vocal Performance”.

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The Addiction Crisis In Louisville

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

If you live in Louisville, Kentucky, odds are that someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, or that are aware of the current addiction crisis. “Substance use disorder” is the clinical diagnosis to describe the brain disease caused by the recurrent use of substances such as alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that has greatly impacted the Louisville area and caused significant disruption to the country overall.

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This Week In Recovery: March 1, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Whether it’s a glass of wine at dinner or a beer at a sports event, alcohol is the most commonly used substance in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 86 percent of people aged 18 and older reported that they drank at some point in their lives, while 70 percent reported drinking in the past year. For most people, moderate alcohol use is not a problem. However, about 18 million adults in the country have an alcohol use disorder, meaning that their drinking causes distress and harm.

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Building A Sober Support Network

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation doesn’t end the day you step out of your inpatient facility. For most people, the path of sobriety is a never-ending road that is with them their whole lives. Urges and cravings pop up and pass now and again and it is important in those moments to remember the reasons you got sober in the first place.

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Long-Term Effects of Drug Use on the Brain

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to a number of dangerous long-term health consequences. Many people know that these types of substances can lead to short-term physical health issues like respiratory depression and liver problems, and can lead to overdoses and death. However, there are many mental effects of using drugs and alcohol that are not discussed as often. Some of these substances can lead to problematic mental health problems. And there is evidence that even after reaching sobriety, these problems may persist.

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The Unheard Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Grandparents

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

In July of 2018, president Donald Trump signed into law the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Children Act. As the opioid crisis has sowed destruction and death across the nation, it’s been important to recognize the needs of victims across the spectrum.

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Topics: Drug