• Pushing Insurance Companies to Do the Right Thing

    New legislation aims to ensure insurance companies cover addiction treatment services.

    New legislation aims to ensure insurance companies cover addiction treatment services.

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    According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.5 million people – or about 8.5 percent of the U.S. population – aged 12 or older needed treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction in 2014. Only 4.1 million, however, received any form of treatment that same year. Why Aren’t People Seeking Help? Many […]

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  • Is Intensive Outpatient Therapy Right for You?

    If inpatient treatment isn't an option, you might want to consider an IOP.

    If inpatient treatment isn't an option, you might want to consider an IOP.

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    If you’re struggling with chemical dependency and related disorders, intensive outpatient programs (IOP) offer a flexible alternative to inpatient treatment. IOPs provide more structure than you’d find in traditional outpatient settings, but they’re less restrictive than residential treatment or hospitalization programs. With an IOP, you continue living at home, working, and maintaining your personal life, […]

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  • Should We Give Naloxone With Every Opiate Prescription?

    New research suggests an opt-out naloxone program at pharmacies can save lives.

    New research suggests an opt-out naloxone program at pharmacies can save lives.

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    Frozen at the pharmacy counter, Michelle couldn’t find the words she needed. She was there to pick up a prescription for OxyContin. She knows the powerful painkiller can be dangerous and she has a tendency to take more than she’s prescribed, so she wants to ask for the naloxone that’s legally available to her. But […]

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  • These States Don’t Want You to “Just Say No” All the Time

    By signing a non-opioid directive, doctors already know you don't want painkillers.

    By signing a non-opioid directive, doctors already know you don't want painkillers.

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    Picture this: You’re in recovery from an opioid addiction. You’ve been sober for a year. You’re on your way to work, and another driver runs a red light. The next thing you know, you wake up in the ER. The accident caused some severe injuries. While you were unconscious, the doctor treated you with IV […]

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  • Are They Really Criminals? Depends on Who You Ask…

    When addicted people break the law, should we send them to jail or treatment?

    When addicted people break the law, should we send them to jail or treatment?

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    Addiction is killing tens of thousands across the country each year. Jails nationwide are filled with people struggling with substance abuse. Millions aren’t getting the treatment they need. What’s the solution? That’s a hotly debated question. Long before the opioid epidemic hit the US, people disagreed about the best way to handle chemical dependency. Some […]

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Is Intensive Outpatient Therapy Right for You?

If inpatient treatment isn't an option, you might want to consider an IOP.

If you’re struggling with chemical dependency and related disorders, intensive outpatient programs (IOP) offer a flexible alternative to inpatient treatment. IOPs provide more structure than you’d find in traditional outpatient settings, but they’re less restrictive than residential treatment or hospitalization programs. With an IOP, you continue living at home, working, and maintaining your personal life, […]

Should We Give Naloxone With Every Opiate Prescription?

New research suggests an opt-out naloxone program at pharmacies can save lives.

Frozen at the pharmacy counter, Michelle couldn’t find the words she needed. She was there to pick up a prescription for OxyContin. She knows the powerful painkiller can be dangerous and she has a tendency to take more than she’s prescribed, so she wants to ask for the naloxone that’s legally available to her. But […]

Are They Really Criminals? Depends on Who You Ask…

When addicted people break the law, should we send them to jail or treatment?

Addiction is killing tens of thousands across the country each year. Jails nationwide are filled with people struggling with substance abuse. Millions aren’t getting the treatment they need. What’s the solution? That’s a hotly debated question. Long before the opioid epidemic hit the US, people disagreed about the best way to handle chemical dependency. Some […]

Gov. Christie to Chair Trump’s Opiate Addiction Commission

President Trump's new opiate commission will be spearheaded by Chris Christie.

President Trump has promised “to take action to keep drugs from pouring into our country and to help those who have been so badly affected by them.” He also noted in a statement, “This is an epidemic that knows no boundaries and shows no mercy, and we will show great compassion and resolve as we […]

Watching Addiction Destroy a Friend’s Marriage

It's hard to stand by and watch a friend's marriage fall apart because of drugs.

My friend is married to a man who’s addicted…and his addiction has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year. He constantly lies about his drug use, blows their savings, and disappears for entire weekends. He has created pure chaos in their home, but my friend can’t seem to realize that their tumultuous situation is […]

Here’s How Our Nation is Fighting the Opioid Crisis

What's your state doing to save citizens from the clutches of opiate addiction?

The nationwide trend of opioid addiction leaves no state untouched. Each day, 2.1 million Americans abuse opioids. In 2015 alone, 33,000 people across the country died from opioid overdoses. While the tragedies are widespread, they aren’t evenly distributed. More than a fifth of nationwide opioid-related deaths in 2014 occurred in Appalachian states. Suburbs across the […]

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