• Taking Care of Yourself as a Counselor
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Taking Care of Yourself as a Counselor

    By Stephanie Lamancusa, MSW, LSW, LCADC, Executive Director, Vineland Treatment Services As a counselor, you know all the catchphrases: “Physician, heal thyself,” “You do you,” “Become your own #1...
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  • What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

    By Ryan Moore, LICDC-CS, LPCC, clinical director, Recovery Works Columbus, a detox and residential treatment center in Ohio. Nearly one million people died from alcohol-related deaths between 1999 and...
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  • What You Need to Know about Depressants
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    What You Need to Know about Depressants

    By Kathleen Korman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Director of Nursing, Recovery Works Merrillville, a detox and residential treatment center in Northwest Indiana One of the most commonly abused substances is...
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  • Opioid Use Disorder Help, Treatment, & Information
    Friday, February 26, 2021

    Opioid Use Disorder Help, Treatment, & Information

    By Christopher Johnston, MD, ABPM-ADM, chief medical officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers *Dr. Johnston also provides direct care at several of Pinnacle’s opioid treatment programs in New Jersey Addiction is...
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  • All You Need to Know about Oxycodone
    Friday, February 19, 2021

    All You Need to Know about Oxycodone

    By Dr. Dan Brown, State Medical Director, Ohio, Pinnacle Treatment Centers Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid drug that comes from the poppy plant. It is often introduced to a...
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  • Methadone: What Is It and How Is It Used?
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    Methadone: What Is It and How Is It Used?

    By David Cassise, Regional Director in Virginia, Pinnacle Treatment Centers When treating opioid use disorder, or opioid addiction, methadone is often used as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT)...
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  • Addiction Treatment for Medicare Recipients
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    Addiction Treatment for Medicare Recipients

    By Brian N. Talleur, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Aegis Treatment Centers, a Pinnacle Treatment Center Network Substance abuse and addiction can affect everyone, and it looks different in every...
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  • What Is Buprenorphine & How Can it Help Me?
    Monday, January 25, 2021

    What Is Buprenorphine & How Can it Help Me?

    By Guy M. Lerner, MD, medical director, NKY Med, an opioid treatment program in Covington, Kentucky; and physician at Recovery Works Elizabethtown, one of Pinnacle’s five residential treatment centers...
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  • How to Have a Sober New Year’s
    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    How to Have a Sober New Year’s

    By Ryan Greene, PhD, LPC, Lead Counselor, Pinnacle Treatment Services of Roanoke, an intensive outpatient addiction counseling program in Roanoke, Virginia The “New Year” is an arbitrary concept. In...
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