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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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Methadone Mythbusters: Do People on Methadone Lack Willpower?

Methadone Mythbusters: Do People on Methadone Lack Willpower?

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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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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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT for short, is a specific psychotherapeutic approach often used in the treatment of substance use disorders.  CBT focuses primarily on helping individuals identify and change …

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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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Methadone MythBusters: The Addiction Bait and Switch

Methadone MythBusters: The Addiction Bait and Switch

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

In our recent blog Methadone: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives we discussed the benefits of methadone treatment for people struggling with an …

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Stigma: the Biggest Barrier to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Stigma: the Biggest Barrier to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Buprenorphine becoming more acceptable, but much work still to be done

By Jason Snyder, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

A new City of Philadelphia ad campaign confirms what addiction treatment …

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Loving Yourself in Recovery

Loving Yourself in Recovery

By Kimberly Boone, MA, LMHC
Clinical Director
Recovery Works Merrillville of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

For those suffering from addiction, the road to recovery can be long and progressive.  These individuals often times struggle …

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Touchdown! Ways to keep your Super Bowl Sober!

Touchdown! Ways to keep your Super Bowl Sober!

You Got This, All it Takes is a Little Planning and Follow-Through on Game Day!

By Joi Honer BA, CAC, CADC, National Alumni Director, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

1. Use your support system …

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Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Detox—What You Need to Know

Just about everyone who takes their first drink doesn’t imagine they will become dependent on alcohol. People start drinking for various reasons; to have fun, to fit in, to relax, …

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