• Packing for Rehab: What Should You Leave at Home?

    Save time and hassle by asking your facility which items are banned.

    Save time and hassle by asking your facility which items are banned.

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    In an effort to make packing less stressful as you embark on your journey into rehab, we’ve compiled a list of items that are generally banned from to bring with you to rehab. Do Your Own Research and Ask Questions Keep in mind that each rehab facility has its own unique set of guidelines. You’ll […]

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  • International Overdose Awareness Day 2015

    Spreading the word about overdose awareness can save lives.

    Spreading the word about overdose awareness can save lives.

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    As a consequence of the opioid epidemic, we are now experiencing a significant increase in the number of opioid users in the United States and around the world. As a result, we’re also seeing a rise in the number of overdose-related fatalities worldwide. Overdose Awareness Education According to the 2014 World Drug Report, prepared by […]

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  • Navigating the Heartache of Survivor’s Guilt

    Thousands of lives are tragically lost to addiction each year.

    Thousands of lives are tragically lost to addiction each year.

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    Survivor’s guilt is a sinking, hopeless feeling that’s plagued by self-blame, powerlessness and regret. Whether you lost a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend to addiction, addiction-related deaths are incredibly tragic and heart wrenching. Unanswered Questions After a loved one succumbs to their addiction, family and friends typically grapple with a destructive internal […]

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  • Packing for Rehab: What Should You Bring?

    What are the guidelines when packing for rehab?

    What are the guidelines when packing for rehab?

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    Going to rehab can be a scary and stressful time. One thing that adds to that stress is wondering what you should bring with you for your stay and time in treatment. While every rehab facility is different, hopefully this list can help serve as a guide for what to pack. Be sure to look […]

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  • Open Wide: Dentists Screening for Signs of Addiction

    Should dentists be tasked with looking for signs of drug abuse?

    Should dentists be tasked with looking for signs of drug abuse?

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    When people go to their dentist for a regular checkup, they expect to hear a few standard questions about how many times a day they brush their teeth and whether or not they floss every night. But a new study reveals that a growing number of dentists across the country are digging much deeper than […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2015

Spreading the word about overdose awareness can save lives.

As a consequence of the opioid epidemic, we are now experiencing a significant increase in the number of opioid users in the United States and around the world. As a result, we’re also seeing a rise in the number of overdose-related fatalities worldwide. Overdose Awareness Education According to the 2014 World Drug Report, prepared by […]

Navigating the Heartache of Survivor’s Guilt

Thousands of lives are tragically lost to addiction each year.

Survivor’s guilt is a sinking, hopeless feeling that’s plagued by self-blame, powerlessness and regret. Whether you lost a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend to addiction, addiction-related deaths are incredibly tragic and heart wrenching. Unanswered Questions After a loved one succumbs to their addiction, family and friends typically grapple with a destructive internal […]

Homeless Addicts Need Treatment Before Housing

A new study shows homeless addicts need treatment before housing.

Substance abuse among the homeless population has remained a widespread problem across the country. Data released in 2003 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that 38 percent of homeless Americans were alcohol-dependent and another 26 percent abused other drugs. Advocates for this community often say that getting the homeless into adequate […]

Gov’t Spending an Extra $100 Million on Drug Abuse

The government hopes additional funding will help to combat addiction.

President Barack Obama has made drug addiction treatment a priority in his final years in office, particularly when it comes to getting non-violent drug offenders out of unnecessarily long prison sentences. But despite his efforts, heroin overdose deaths have doubled between 2011 and 2013 and many states across the country are reporting increases in the […]

Breaking the Bank: The Hidden Costs of Addiction

Addiction and the treatment process don't come cheap.

Two of the most commonly cited costs of addiction are the time and money invested in rehab. Rehabilitation varies in cost, with many celebrity treatment centers tallying a final bill that easily reaches six figures. However, the financial dues and sacrifice of time required for substance abuse treatment are, arguably, just the superficial costs of […]

5 Things to Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

How much do you really know about dual-diagnosis?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over half of individuals who suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism also have a diagnosable mental health disorder, or a dual-diagnosis. In many cases, the harmful psychological effects of addiction generally exacerbate symptoms of a mental health disorder, while these underlying psychiatric issues worsen the addiction. Psychologically […]

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