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Denial and Fear: Two Common Obstacles to Rehab

Denial and Fear: Two Common Obstacles to Rehab

In 2014, 21.5 million individuals in the U.S., 12 years old and older, had a substance use disorder according to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). [1] …

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Topics in Treatment: Abstinence or Harm Reduction?

Topics in Treatment: Abstinence or Harm Reduction?

Drugs and alcohol have been part of the human experience longer than most people realize. Classical and pre-classical literature – dating back to 2000 B.C.E. – contains ample written evidence …

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Grief in Recovery: Coping with Sadness and Loss

Grief in Recovery: Coping with Sadness and Loss

Giving up an addiction is the beginning of a brand new, healthier life, but often, those great benefits are balanced with tremendous feelings of sadness and loss.

It’s painful, but grief …

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Methadone Treatment: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives

Methadone Treatment: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives

By Holly Broce, MHA, LCADC

Vice President, Opioid Treatment Program Division, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Methadone treatment for opioid addiction has a bad rap.

The stigma attached to methadone programs – and to Medication-Assisted …

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Afraid of Seeking Treatment? You’re Not Alone

Afraid of Seeking Treatment? You’re Not Alone

Addiction often leaves you feeling hopeless and alone.

You’ve tried to stop using, but before too long your body can’t handle going without.

You know addiction is destroying you, but no matter …

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The Parallels of Recovery and Running a Marathon

The Parallels of Recovery and Running a Marathon

By Joi Honer, National Alumni Director, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

In January, I successfully completed a marathon. This extra curvy 54-year-old woman with not the best knees, no prior running history, no …

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Complex addiction problem requires diversified approach to solutions

Complex addiction problem requires diversified approach to solutions

Written By Mike Emery
Indiana's drug czar called the state's drug addiction challenge a complex problem with many pieces.
Jim McClelland's goals as the state's executive director for drug treatment, prevention and …

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Ride a bike, take a run; stay sober?

Ride a bike, take a run; stay sober?

The short answer is YES.  Anecdotally most people report that exercise simply helps them in life. It helps with stress, time management, anger, happiness and overall health.  While many people …

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Dateline, Golden Valley: Young Couple IN DRUG Recovery

Dateline, Golden Valley: Young Couple IN DRUG Recovery

As told by David Dingman

 

David Dingman is the Executive Director for Golden Valley Treatment Services.

I have spent my career in the field of behavioral health, primarily in addiction treatment. Many …

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NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment

NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment

A painful and poignant path for Marjorie Barnes’ family. The Newark native and poet lost one addicted brother to HIV and has two more battling addiction.

How many times would she …

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