Addiction Guides

  • Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Right for You?
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020

    Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Right for You?

    There are dozens of treatments available for substance abuse disorders. Most people respond well to a combination of therapies, rather than a singular solution. Recently, one form of treatment that has garnered widespread attention is Medication-Assisted Treatment, abbreviated as MAT. This type of therapy has been shown to have a number of benefits, but it […]

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  • How Science is Changing Addiction Treatment
    Friday, September 25th, 2020

    How Science is Changing Addiction Treatment

    Until the 1960s, people who had a drug or alcohol addiction were viewed as criminals. It wasn’t until 1971 that the first federally-funded addiction treatment program was offered to struggling addicts. Since those days, addiction treatment has come a long way. Not only is treatment more accessible, but the treatment modalities are much more advanced. […]

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  • Nutrition and Food Quality in Inpatient Treatment
    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

    Nutrition and Food Quality in Inpatient Treatment

    It’s often been said that food can make or break an experience, and that’s absolutely true of treatment. There’s an idea that food in medical facilities is guaranteed to be terrible, and while that is unfortunately often true, it isn’t always. When clients are detoxing and beginning the process of healing their bodies and minds […]

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  • COVID-19, Unemployment & The Link to Addiction
    Friday, May 1st, 2020

    COVID-19, Unemployment & The Link to Addiction

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world and created chaos. Not only is this deadly virus extremely contagious, but it’s also caused unprecedented closures, resulting in record unemployment rates. The United States unemployment rate was reported at 4.4% in March 2020. More than 30 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in the United States […]

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  • College Students and Addiction
    Friday, April 24th, 2020

    College Students and Addiction

    When students head to their first year of college, the world is their oyster. They’re spending extended time away from home, often for the first time. Free from the oversight of their parents or guardians, they may choose to stretch their wings and engage in new experiences. This is healthy and even encouraged, to a […]

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  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Pilots
    Sunday, April 19th, 2020

    Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Pilots

    Pilots and other aviation professionals work in one of the most scrutinized and regulated industries in the United States. Whether at the controls of a commercial airliner, tending to the passenger needs, or ensuring public safety, pilots face extreme amounts of stress and pressure associated with their profession. Combine these work stressors with time zone […]

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  • Hallucinogen Addiction Guide
    Saturday, April 18th, 2020

    Hallucinogen Addiction Guide

    Hallucinogens refer to a diverse group of drugs that alter a person’s perception of the world as and their thoughts and emotions. A sub-category is dissociative drugs, that cause feelings of being disconnected from one’s body and world around them. Both types cause the person using the substance to hallucinate, or see, hear, smell or […]

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  • How Do I Know Drug Rehab Is Right For My Loved One?
    Friday, April 3rd, 2020

    How Do I Know Drug Rehab Is Right For My Loved One?

    Choosing a rehab program for your loved one can be incredibly difficult. It’s hard to fathom that they need treatment at all, and when you’re considering options there seems to be a never-ending list of rehabs available. It can be overwhelming in an already emotionally turbulent time. We get it – many of us have […]

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  • Substance Abuse Among Young Adults | Drug and Alcohol Addiction
    Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    Substance Abuse Among Young Adults | Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    I am very concerned about alcohol and prescription drug abuse among our younger generation. It is a growing problem, and the media has been filled with news of deaths among good kids who were addicted to prescription drugs – beginning as early as age 9. It is shocking how many kids and young adults are […]

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