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The Opioid Epidemic: How Do We Get Here?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, more than 130 people die each day from opioid-related drug overdoses, while there are 2.1 million with an opioid use…

Road to Recovery: What is MAT?
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Road to Recovery: What is MAT?

MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment. Under the MAT rehabilitative treatment model, FDA-approved medication supplements counseling and behavioral therapy to treat patients with substance use disorders. Described as the “whole-patient” approach,…

Top 5 Warning Signs That Someone You Know is Struggling with Drug Use and Addiction
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Top 5 Warning Signs That Someone You Know is Struggling with Drug Use and Addiction

Denial is not just a river in Egypt. It’s a person exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of drug use or addiction and continuing to insist that they don’t have a…

Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Everything In Between
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Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Everything In Between

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are the most popular routes to recovery. However, there are other paths to wellness that you may not know. In this guide, we…

7 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays if You’re Newly Sober
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7 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays if You’re Newly Sober

The holidays are an especially challenging time for those in recovery. There are parties and social gatherings left and right, and it’s almost certain that alcohol will be served. As…

Top 5 Obstacles That Keep Your Loved One from Accessing Addiction Treatment
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Top 5 Obstacles That Keep Your Loved One from Accessing Addiction Treatment

Why do so many people who need treatment for addiction or alcoholism refuse to seek it? Are they discouraged by someone from getting professional help, or are there other factors…

Can My Employer Fire Me If I Go to Rehab?
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Can My Employer Fire Me If I Go to Rehab?

Struggling with a substance abuse disorder is challenging enough. You may be embarrassed, confused, and worry about whether you’re strong enough physically and mentally to take that big step and…

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The Impact of Addiction in the Workplace

Anyone who has woken up with a hangover from a night of drinking knows that the last thing they want to do that day is work. It may be enough…

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Binge Drinking: Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism?

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as “a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs…

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What Do Healthy Boundaries Look Like?

Drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t just send the addict down a dark path, but it impacts everyone close to them as well. Because of the strong emotional and physical connection,…