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Inside the Brain: Why Relapse Triggers are Difficult to Resist

Inside the Brain: Why Relapse Triggers are Difficult to Resist

Weakness or lack of willpower often get the blame when sudden cravings lead us to the next drive-through window for a tasty burger or a milkshake – even when we …

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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths on the Rise

The Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) reports that the rate of fentanyl-related overdose deaths dramatically increased in 2017. This increase is notable because 2018 saw the first significant …

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New Jersey Paramedics, Buprenorphine, and the Opioid Crisis

New Jersey Paramedics, Buprenorphine, and the Opioid Crisis

By Melissa Rullo LCSW, LCADC, Executive Director, Hamilton Treatment Services, an opioid and substance use disorder treatment program of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

The opioid crisis hit New Jersey hard.

More than 14,000 …

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Opioids: The Pathway from Prescription to Addiction

Opioids: The Pathway from Prescription to Addiction

Anyone prescribed an opioid pain reliever medication is at risk for developing an addiction. The opioid epidemic continues to ravage rural and metropolitan communities alike across the United States, even …

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Binge Drinking Increase in Adults 65+

Binge Drinking Increase in Adults 65+

Many of us are familiar with the phenomena of binge drinking among college students. It means consuming multiple alcoholic beverages in one evening as a form of social bonding. Binge …

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The Connection Between Suicide, Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

By Brian Thorn, Esq., Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Each year, mental health providers and advocates, in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies, spend the month of September working …

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Preventing Drug Misuse in Your Community

Preventing Drug Misuse in Your Community

The opioid crisis continues to impact urban and rural communities across the nation, with overdose deaths quadrupling in the last two decades. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports …

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National Recovery Month: Join the Voices for Recovery – Together We Are Stronger

National Recovery Month: Join the Voices for Recovery – Together We Are Stronger

by Joe Pritchard, CEO, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

September is National Recovery Month.

I’m writing this article because for me – and all of our staff at every one of our centers – …

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

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

 Here in the United States, the topic of drug overdose is front and center in the public consciousness. We’re in the …

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Transforming Healthcare Through Community Connection

Transforming Healthcare Through Community Connection

About twenty years ago, at the turn of the millennium, the medical community began a transformation that was necessary to meet the various challenges presented by a rapidly changing world. …

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