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This Week In Recovery-February 1, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 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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State of Addiction in Kentucky: January

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

The opioid crisis claimed more than 1,500 lives in 2017 in the state of Kentucky. Fortunately, a number of statewide and community driven efforts have begin to make a difference for residents, with increased treatment centers and law enforcement leading the charge. Here, we’ve collected some of the latest stories and updates from the state of Kentucky in fighting the addiction crisis.

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Topics: Addiction

Can Trump's Wall Stop The Opioid Epidemic?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

During his address on 1/8/19, President Trump iterated that building his proposed wall on the southern border would help stop the flow of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl into the United States. But how truthful is that claim?

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The Origin Of The Cold Turkey Phrase

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

If you’ve ever quit a habit or discussed someone else quitting, you’re likely familiar with the phrase cold turkey. Whether your vice is Netflix binges, oreo cramming, or cigarettes, to quit them cold turkey means to swear off them completely, no ifs, ands, or buts. With New Year’s behind us, the phrase may be cropping up more and more. But where does it come from?

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Alcoholism Help Online

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

The disease of alcoholism can be difficult to understand and navigate. At times, it may feel like there is no help or way out. However, no matter how heavy you or a loved one’s drinking may be, there is always hope and the chance of recovery.

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This Week In Recovery-January 25, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 25, 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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DC's Slow Response To The Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

The District of Columbia is currently the 3rd highest state in the nation for rate of fatal drug overdoses, edged out only by Ohio and West Virginia. The scope of the problem within our nation’s capital has prompted outcry and even resulted in a Washington Post investigation to find out exactly why a response to the epidemic has been so laggard.

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Oklahoma Marijuana Laws

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Marijuana legality is one of the most debated topics when it comes to drugs in the United States. In fact, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law in late December that legalized industrial hemp for commercial use. While use of psychoactive marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, many states have elected to pass laws that legalized the medical and even recreational use of the drug.

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Remembering A Life: Amy Winehouse

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Amy Winehouse, popular for songs like “Rehab” and “Back to Black”, had a fast, triumphant, and tragic career

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Finding Detox Centers in Lexington, KY

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Detox can be one of the most challenging parts of recovery. Fortunately, detox centers and rehab facilities offer patients the opportunity to detox from substances in the least painful and safest way possible.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol