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The Importance of Having Hobbies While in Recovery

The Importance of Having Hobbies While in Recovery

The more you learn about recovery, the more you learn about yourself.

Recovery is different for everyone, of course, but we can make some generalizations without leaving anyone behind.

Here’s one: the …

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Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: Prevalance, Dangers, and Treatment

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: Prevalance, Dangers, and Treatment

Alcohol use by pregnant women is a growing health concern across the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women drink …

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Managing Work When You’re in Recovery

Managing Work When You’re in Recovery

You can’t just walk away from your job if you need treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. You know you need help, but you also need that regular paycheck to …

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Cannabis Use Disorder: The Genetic Component

Cannabis Use Disorder: The Genetic Component

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

Marijuana use is not uncommon.

Everyone knows that. And where marijuana is concerned, this common knowledge is not simply an aggregate of …

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Summer Recovery Tips: Packing the Beach Cooler

Summer Recovery Tips: Packing the Beach Cooler

Summer is here.

That means you’ll have plenty of chances to spend a Saturday or Sunday at the beach. And if there’s not a beach nearby, then your go-to picnic/chillax/summer recreation …

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Summer Recovery Series: 8 Tips for a Sober 4th of July

Summer Recovery Series: 8 Tips for a Sober 4th of July

First things first.

Here’s a message from the entire Pinnacle Treatment Family:
We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!
When we say family, we mean a big one. Every single …

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Returning to Work after Treatment

Returning to Work after Treatment

Returning to work after treatment can be uncomfortable and awkward. Getting back into a regular routine, however, is a major step towards long-term recovery. Most people also feel great about …

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Summer Recovery Tips: Staying Sober at Festivals

Summer Recovery Tips: Staying Sober at Festivals

“Everything changes.”

That’s a phrase two groups of people hear all the time.

One group is expecting parents: it’s just about the first thing out of everyone’s mouth when you share the …

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Staff Spotlight: An Employee’s Journey with Pinnacle

Staff Spotlight: An Employee’s Journey with Pinnacle

Amanda Penkova, MS, LCDC III, CADC

Program Administrator

Milford Treatment Services

Milford, Ohio

At Pinnacle Treatment, we treat everyone like family. We care about the people we work with every day, from our patients …

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The Changing Face of America's Drug Policy

The Changing Face of America's Drug Policy

The War on Drugs, which officially began over 50 years ago, involved suppression of the production of drugs, criminalization of drug use, and increased punishment for distribution and possession. Drug …

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