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Month: July 2017

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Social Model of Treatment Infographic

The Social Model of Addiction Treatment We wanted to provide a visual representation of why the social model is so effective in the treatment of
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Prescription Opioids: Reducing Pain Patient Use

As long as doctors continue to prescribe opioids, certain patients will be in need of addiction treatment. That is a fact. Prescription opioids, or opioids
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Superfoods for Addiction Recovery

Eating healthy shouldn’t be an afterthought during recovery. In fact, adding the right foods into your diet can help repair your body, boost your mood, and
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MDMA Ecstasy

MDMA Now Even More Risky Due to Rising Impurities

In the past, we have written about synthetic drugs, including synthetic cannabis or bath salts, perhaps the two most popular types. Such drugs are most
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The Pros of Alumni Support Programs

Alumni support programs in addiction treatment are becoming increasingly popular  — and an integral part of the continuum of care offered to clients. And, why not?
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Addiction Stigma In The Language

Alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. Addict, alcoholic, alcohol and/or substance abuser. Junkie, crackhead, dope fiend, pill head, et al. If you are in
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The Benefits of Aftercare

Did you know that more than half of people will consume alcohol or drugs in the year following discharge from rehab? Or, that between 25
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MDMA Ecstasy

MDMA, Trauma and Addiction Recovery

There is a common theme among addicts and alcoholics, most of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. That is not to
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Your Body on Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are potent and dangerous and can impact nearly every part of your body. In addition to the likelihood of overdosing, the abuse of
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