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The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery

The Importance of Aftercare in Recovery

By Tiya Stokey, Executive Director, Recovery Works Columbus, a drug and alcohol addiction residential treatment center of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

We get it. You might not love being in treatment for …

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The Importance of Social Support in Recovery

The Importance of Social Support in Recovery

By Adam Marion, LCSW, Vice President of Outpatient Services, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Most people in the U.S. know about social support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and …

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Addiction Vaccines: Fact or Fiction?

Addiction Vaccines: Fact or Fiction?

By Martin Buxton, MD, Psychiatrist and Addictionologist, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

The development of vaccines to prevent deadly or debilitating diseases is considered one of the greatest accomplishments in modern medicine. In …

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Feeling Shame About Addiction Is Part of the Healing Process

Feeling Shame About Addiction Is Part of the Healing Process

One of the hardest things about dealing with addiction is the overwhelming sense of shame that often comes with it.

You feel shame for getting in this situation and for not …

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From Oxy to Heroin: The Unintended Consequences of CDC Opioid Prescription Guidelines

From Oxy to Heroin: The Unintended Consequences of CDC Opioid Prescription Guidelines

The facts and figures about the opioid crisis in the U.S. are well-known. They've been widely disseminated through a variety of media, government, and third-party sources over the past two …

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Why Family Engagement in Addiction Treatment Matters

Why Family Engagement in Addiction Treatment Matters

By Greg Phillips, MBA
Senior Vice President, Residential Treatment Division
Pinnacle Treatment Center
 

No one grows up completely alone.

Each person becomes who they are in context. Everyone is part of a group of …

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Methadone Mythbusters: Do People Use Methadone to Get High?

Methadone Mythbusters: Do People Use Methadone to Get High?

In our recent blog post Methadone: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives we discussed the benefits of methadone treatment for people struggling with an opioid use disorder. The purpose of that post …

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What Is Resilience and How Do You Build It?

What Is Resilience and How Do You Build It?

Resiliency doesn’t mean being tougher than nails, and it doesn’t mean smiling in the face of adversity and struggle. Like the rest of us, resilient people experience anger, grief, sadness, …

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The Politics of Addiction: How a Group of Cities and Counties Shaped the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis

The Politics of Addiction: How a Group of Cities and Counties Shaped the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis

By Joe Pritchard, CEO, Pinnacle Treatment Centers
 

On October 26th, 2017, the President of the United States convened a press conference in the East Room of the White House and made …

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Negative Self-Talk in Recovery: How it Hurts You, How You Can Start Changing that Voice

Negative Self-Talk in Recovery: How it Hurts You, How You Can Start Changing that Voice

If you’re like most of us, you have a constant dialogue running through your mind. That inner voice, which is often unconscious, is entirely normal.

Problems arise when the dialogue …

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