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Sleep, Recovery, and You

Sleep, Recovery, and You

Many people in recovery from addiction share a common problem: sleep.

Or, we should say, lack thereof.

Granted, some people in recovery find they sleep too much. For whatever reason, that’s how …

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Moments That Make a Movement

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Moments That Make a Movement

By Cynthia Jaschen, CADC, Executive Director of Daviess Treatment Services, Western KY Medical, and Simpson Treatment, opioid treatment programs of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

In 1989, the U.S. Congress designated October as …

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Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and Addiction

Constant worry. Difficulty sleeping. Muscle tension. Troubling thoughts that don’t stop. Irrational beliefs that make every day a challenge.

These are some of the telltale signs of anxiety.

Anxiety disorders affect around …

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Workplace Injury, Drug-Related Deaths, and Suicide

Workplace Injury, Drug-Related Deaths, and Suicide

By Chris Johnston, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

If you’ve paid attention to the news over the past several years, you know all about the opioid epidemic in the …

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Topics in Treatment: Stress and Addiction

Topics in Treatment: Stress and Addiction

Early Stress and the Development of Substance Use Disorders
Researchers are increasingly focused on studying the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the development of crucial central nervous system components …

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Leadership Spotlight Q&A: Paul Solomon, Chief Financial Officer

Leadership Spotlight Q&A: Paul Solomon, Chief Financial Officer

Experience/ Leadership Philosophy
What is your leadership philosophy and how does that tie into treatment?  I try to lead by example – work hard, collaboratively and in a respectful, ethical manner …

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Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Entering an alcohol and drug treatment program is a major step toward recovery and one that requires considerable courage. The thought of facing your demons and changing your life in …

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The Mindful Path

The Mindful Path

By Cara Groom, Executive Director, Recovery Works in Mayfield, Kentucky, a detox and residential treatment center of Pinnacle Treatment Centers
The Mindfulness Philosophy
The mindfulness movement has its roots in eastern philosophy …

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Addiction and the Brain: Our Reward Circuit

Addiction and the Brain: Our Reward Circuit

Scientists have known for many years that the brain and substance misuse are closely linked. Thanks to advances in imaging and other technology, researchers are beginning to understand more about …

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Stepping off the Heroin and Methamphetamine Treadmill

Stepping off the Heroin and Methamphetamine Treadmill

Measurable progress is being made – slowly but surely – in addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States. The rate of prescriptions being written for synthetic opioids is decreasing. …

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