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The 5 Biggest Causes Of Relapse

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

Being addicted to substances is tough. Realizing you need help is a big step. Making that decision to go to an inpatient drug rehab or treatment center is incredibly important. Finishing a rehabilitation program is outstanding, but the hard work does not stop there. Often, individuals relapse after treatment. It is an unfortunate circumstance, but it does happen, more frequently than some would assume.

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Topics: relapse prevention

America's Opioid Epidemic Solutions

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

This year, president Donald Trump signed into law the SUPPORT Act, a comprehensive bill designed to tackle the nations endemic opioid problem. Known officially as the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, it was first introduced to the House of Representatives in June. It flew through the House and Senate in an uncharacteristic showing of mass bipartisan support.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: December 28, 2018

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 28, 2018 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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Why Oklahoma Is In Need Of Drug Rehab Facilities

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

The passage of SQ780 in Oklahoma this year marks another step in the state’s fight to curb drug addiction and overdoses, as well as cut down on the massive incarceration rates for possession. This bill reclassified drug possession to a misdemeanor, meaning instead of going to prison, offenders would have the chance to attend drug courts and enter treatment.

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Topics: Drug

The Cost Of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue than many people in the United States realize. According to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, roughly 17% of adults report binge drinking within the past month, while more than half admit to drinking any amount of alcohol in the last month. However, many individuals are unaware of the medical definition of excessive alcohol use, meaning much more than 17% could be drinking to excess and engaging in unsafe behavior.

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Topics: Alcohol

Vivitrol and Other MAT Options

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Seeking out medical treatment for a substance abuse problem is one of the hardest things that someone can go through during the recovery process. Admitting to yourself and others that you have a drug or alcohol problem that needs to be addressed is the first step to moving toward a solution. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are suffering from some type of substance abuse problem and tens of thousands die every year from this, including 88,000 from alcohol-related deaths and over 70,000 from drug-related deaths. If not addressed properly, someone who is dealing with a alcohol or drug addiction could overuse or relapse and become another statistic.

 

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Topics: Vivitrol

How to Detox Your Body From Drugs

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

According to government data, there are over 72,000 drug deaths a year and 88,000 annual alcohol-related deaths in the United States. There are tens of thousands more that struggle with some kind of substance abuse disorder whether it be alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription painkillers. According to data from the White House, over 2 million people deal with an addiction to opioids. If these people with substance abuse problems are not careful, it could get the best of them and they could be a contribution to next year’s drug and alcohol death statistics that seem to be rising every year.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: December 21, 2018

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 21, 2018 3:13:26 PM
 

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

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Topics: This Week In Recovery

12 Steps for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

No matter what holiday you celebrate, this time of the year can be very stressful if you are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. From visiting family, to packed airports, to pricey expenditures and more, the end of the year brings unneeded stress that can potentially trigger a relapse.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

Patriots WR Josh Gordon Stepping Away From Football

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 20, 2018 3:04:35 PM

 

In a statement posted to Twitter on this morning, Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon said that he would be taking time away from football in order to focus on his mental health.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol