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Can Getting Out In Nature Help in Recovery from Addiction?

Can Getting Out In Nature Help in Recovery from Addiction?

There’s no question that exposure to the natural environment is healthy, and that spending time in the great outdoors helps us reconnect to the world around us. For people in …

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Summer Recovery Tips: Reconnecting With Friends and Family

Summer Recovery Tips: Reconnecting With Friends and Family

Summer is a wonderful season. It’s warm, sunny, and all the kids are out of school. Families plan beach vacations and spend as much time as they can at the …

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Summer Recovery Tips: The Potluck Picnic (Recipes Included)

Summer Recovery Tips: The Potluck Picnic (Recipes Included)

If you’re new to recovery, we know you’re hearing a lot of advice right now. Your counselors, therapists, recovery peers, your family – everyone wants you to succeed. That’s why …

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Meet Pinnacle Treatment Centers’ New SVP of Business Development: Vaughn Bell

Meet Pinnacle Treatment Centers’ New SVP of Business Development: Vaughn Bell

Vaughn Bell, MDiv, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Experience/ Leadership Philosophy
What is your leadership philosophy and how does that tie into treatment?

My original schooling was as a minister. So the concept …

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Five Recovery Practices Everyone Can Use

Five Recovery Practices Everyone Can Use

Recovery means different things to different people.

You can be in recovery from a major surgery or in recovery from a minor illness. Some people think of recovery as what you …

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Summer Recovery Tips: The Red Cup Trick

Summer Recovery Tips: The Red Cup Trick

When you enter recovery for the first time, you learn a lot of hard lessons very quickly. If your first recovery experience involves formal treatment in a residential, partial hospitalization, …

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Community Response to the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Needle Exchange Programs

Community Response to the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Needle Exchange Programs

When the first needle exchange program (NEP) appeared in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1983, law enforcement officials in the U.S. were not impressed with the idea.

The differences of opinion between …

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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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