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Addiction Recovery

Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

On This Page: Medical Costs Just the Beginning: Recovery Leads to Saving and Savings Support, Supervision Help Young Opioid Users Stay Sober Young people who seek inpatient treatment at a facility that treats both substance use and mental health disorders not only reclaim their lives but they also save the health care system millions of … Continue reading Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

July 20, 2017

Drug Addiction

After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

On This Page: The Addicts Failed By Prop 47 The Power of Rehabilitation for Ex-Inmates The Need for Immediate Treatment Rehab Doesn’t Have to Feel Like Prison Building a Better Life Going Straight Continuing the Recovery Journey In 2014, California held a referendum on whether or not to re-categorize certain non-violent offenses, including drug possession … Continue reading After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

July 19, 2017

Drug Addiction

“Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

It’s a situation in which nobody wants to be. Yet a growing number of people are dealing with the heartbreak of having a child who’s addicted to opioids. Whether or not you have children, empathizing with the helplessness of the situation isn’t hard to do. The fear that one’s son or daughter will overdose is … Continue reading “Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

June 13, 2017

Addiction Recovery

5 Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment

After initial stabilization in detox, the first step in recovery should be an in-depth evaluation and assessment. This allows the treatment team to identify all obstacles to recovery and to create an individualized treatment plan to address those issues. Medical health, emotional health, specific life challenges – all these will be addressed through directed therapies … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment

October 31, 2014

Drug Detox

Does Morphine Make Pain Worse?

Morphine is often a go-to prescription for pain management, especially for people who struggle with chronic pain. In the United States, that’s no small number: About 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain, according to The American Academy of Pain Medicine. Additionally, the FDA reports that about 23 million prescriptions were given for long-acting … Continue reading Does Morphine Make Pain Worse?

March 29, 2013

Addiction Warning Signs

Is Involuntary Commitment to Addiction Treatment the Answer to Chronic Addiction?

Current information about drug addiction in the United States is absolutely mind-boggling. For example, from 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.[1] This out-of-control problem has many families at their wit’s end. How can you treat this serious problem when … Continue reading Is Involuntary Commitment to Addiction Treatment the Answer to Chronic Addiction?

December 14, 2012

Drug Rehab

Should Moms on Methadone Have Their Parental Rights Taken Away?

On This Page: Science Has Backed Methadone for Pregnant Moms for Nearly Forty Years Confusion Over Methadone Use During Pregnancy Causes Havoc in the Justice System According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), there were five times as many pregnant women using opiate drugs in 2009 than there were in the … Continue reading Should Moms on Methadone Have Their Parental Rights Taken Away?

November 19, 2012