• CT Website Offers Real-Time Treatment Bed Availability

    Will access to real-time bed availability help more CT citizens get into treatment?

    Will access to real-time bed availability help more CT citizens get into treatment?

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    James wanted help. He’d been struggling with opioid addiction for three years, and he desperately wanted to get his life back on track. He checked with several treatment facilities, but no one had room. One rehab after another told James, “The only thing we can do is put your name on the waiting list for […]

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  • Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

    We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

    We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

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    What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

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  • Chris Christie Blames China for Our Fentanyl Problem

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    Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to the opioid epidemic. The New Jersey Republican signed groundbreaking legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and requires state health insurers to cover at least six months of substance abuse treatment. His pleas for governmental opioid reform and his appointment as chair of President Trump’s […]

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  • Is Botox Technology the Newest Weapon in Pain Control?

    Botox does a lot more than get rid of wrinkles; it might even control pain.

    Botox does a lot more than get rid of wrinkles; it might even control pain.

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    Prescription opioid use, abuse, and overdose deaths continue to climb across our nation. The epidemic has medical experts scrambling to understand chronic pain and finding new forms of alternative pain management. Believe it or not, Bonti, a biotech company, believes that Botox could be an effective option. Botox and Pain Management Bonti’s researchers are exploring […]

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  • 7 Ways the Gov’t Could Help the Nation’s Drug Crisis

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    Nearly 2.5 million Americans are hooked on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. Each day, 44 Americans die from an opioid overdose. We’re in the midst of ever growing addiction epidemic. Can anything be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Because the current opioid crisis affects our nation as a whole, the government could play […]

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How and Why Did the Stigma of Addiction Begin?

Here's a brief history on addiction stigma and tips on how we can end it.

Chemical dependency can be defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease – one that’s characterized by a compulsive need to seek and use a substance. While treatment professionals and small part of the general population see substance abuse this way, much of society views addiction quite differently: as a moral and character failing. A History […]

What Our Neighbor’s Suicide Taught Me

Behind closed doors, my neighbor was struggling with addiction and depression.

Our neighbor seemed to have it all: a great job, a nice house, a large circle of friends. But behind closed doors, his life wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. Over the years, he’d struggled with debilitating depression and alcoholism. Although he’d gone to several fancy rehabs, he never stayed sober very long. We frequently saw […]

Walgreens is Now Stocking a Life-Saving Nasal Spray

Walgreens customers can now purchase Narcan nasal spray without a prescription.

Walgreens stores are now stocking Narcan nasal spray – an FDA-approved form of naloxone – in all of its 8,000 pharmacies. Narcan is used to treat an opioid overdose. It works by reversing the effects of these drugs, which include heroin and prescription painkillers. This is just one part of Walgreens comprehensive plan to combat […]

Trump’s Commission Offers 50 Ways to Reduce Addiction

Here's a look at the recent recommendations offered up by Trump's drug commission.

Earlier this year, President Trump created the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was assigned to chair the commission. Their task was to identify “steps lawmakers and federal officials can take to combat and treat drug abuse, addiction and the opioid epidemic.” One of their first recommendations […]

Busted: More Online Pharmacies Shut Down By the FDA

Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

“Consumers go to these websites believing that they are buying safe and effective medications, but they are being deceived and put at risk by individuals who put financial gains above patient safety.” ~ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Gottlieb is referring to the hundreds of “rogue pharmacy” sites currently in operation. These sites pose as legitimate […]

7 Addiction Facts a Lot of People Don’t Understand

If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

Substance abuse. Recovery. Relapse. We’ve all heard these terms, but sometimes it’s hard to understand the facts behind them…unless you’ve walked a mile in those shoes. Riddled with misunderstandings and myths, chemical dependency remains a mystery to many people. Addiction does significant damage to a person’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, not to […]

Heroin(e): Tales From the Overdose Capital of America

I recently watched the Netflix documentary, Heroin(e). Based in the overdose capital of America, the program follows the professional lives of three incredible women – a fire chief, a judge, and a street missionary – in pursuit of saving lives in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. Documenting Tragedy in the Mountain State Heroin(e) […]

The DEA Wants Its Own Team of Drug-Busting Attorneys

The DEA wants to bring on a team of lawyers who exclusively prosecute drug crimes.

“We’re losing 90 people a day to opioids and about 140 a day to drugs altogether. It’s pretty clear we’ve got to use the tools we have at our disposal to attack this. We’ve got to hold accountable the people who are facilitating addiction and heartache.” With this call to action, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne […]

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