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OUR OPINION: Congress must take closer look at addiction treatment
On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Edward Markey (D – Mass.) and Rand Paul (R – Ky.) reintroduced a bill to Congress that would expand access to the opioid addiction treatment drug buprenorphine, better known by its most popular brand, Suboxone. We urge ...

'People will die' without Mercy addiction-treatment center, former client says
'People will die' without Mercy addiction-treatment center, former client says. The decision to close the Westbrook facility leaves the recovery community scrambling to fill the treatment gap. By Joe Lawlor Staff Writer. [email protected] ...

Unique film festival addresses addiction, treatment
The Reel Recovery Film Festival features great films about addiction, alcoholism, treatment and recovery. 9NEWS at 8 a.m. 05/29/15. Gary Shapiro, KUSA 10:48 a.m. MDT May 29, 2015. 635685003065312827-IMG-0149. Reel Recovery Film Festival (Photo: ...

Pat O'Brian talks about addiction, recovery
Pat O'Brian talks about addiction, recovery. Pat O'Brian was the face of "Access Hollywood" and "The Insider." Before that, he was sportscaster. Loading… Post to Facebook. Pat O'Brian talks about addiction, recovery Pat O'Brian was the face of "Access ...

PA counties, including Lebanon, compete for addiction-treatment grants
The Lebanon County District Attorney showed these drugs at a news conference on May 20. The drugs were confisciated when local police and the Lebanon County Drug Task Force busted a heroin-processing mill in a garage on Lebanon's northside. (File— ...

Vital Signs newsletter: Mercy to close addiction recovery clinic
Mercy Hospital announced Wednesday it will close its addiction recovery center in Westbrook and transfer services to its State Street location. The move will affect about 250 patients and 90 employees at the Westbrook clinic, which provides Suboxone ...

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Health, Addiction: 'Recovery Is Possible'
She's a singer, songwriter and actress, but there's more to Demi Lovato than that. The 22-year-old is also a passionate champion of a cause close to her heart. On Thursday, Lovato visited TODAY and opened up about her experiences with mental illness ...

Photo series draws attention to drug addiction, recovery
Drug addiction affects the user and the person's family and friends as well as the drug addict's and their caregivers' ability to work. Louisville Business First's cover story on May 15 centered on the rise of heroin addiction and its impact on the ...

Cocaine addiction treatment will be tested at Pennington
LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center will be the site for the Phase I trial of a new treatment for cocaine, smoking and methamphetamine addiction. The new drug, EMB-001, combines metyrapone and oxazepam, both of which have been approved ...

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter Treatment For Heroin Addiction
The legislation, known as the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, would loosen restrictions on the number of patients a doctor could treat with buprenorphine for opioid addiction. The consensus among the medical establishment is that ...

West Ridge director talks addiction
That was the point emphasized Wednesday by the medical director of the West Ridge Center for Addiction Recovery. About 80 people attended a meeting at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday to hear a presentation by Dr. William Gordon Frankle. He said he had ...

Mercy Hospital to lay off 45, close Westbrook addiction center
While Mercy patients will continue to receive care, the hospital will stop accepting patients referred by other health practices throughout Maine for outpatient addiction treatment, said Scott Rusk, vice president and chief medical officer for Mercy ...

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Five Tips to Remaining Positive in Recovery

Taking the step to get clean and sober from an addiction is an incredible achievement. Choosing to beat an addiction is a challenging task, and will take an immense amount of time, effort, pain, and willpower. Getting clean from an addiction can lead to some pretty dark moments, which can take a psychological toll on anyone going through recovery. The power of positivity is a real recovery... [Continue Reading]

How massage therapy helps the body

Alternative forms of treating the body are gaining popularity these days, and massage therapy is no exception. Many people, however, still believe that massage is just something to be used to relax. Although relaxation is absolutely one of the benefits of massage therapy, it’s only part of the picture. There are many benefits, both physical and mental, to treatment by massage therapy. ... [Continue Reading]

How to Help Someone Struggling with Addiction

Many would agree that addiction is a disease that can be very difficult for anyone to live with. Most often, addiction affects every aspects of a person’s life and will even affect the people that they know and care about. Friends and family of a person suffering from addiction may want to help, but have no idea how. Helping someone with addiction can be difficult, but that help could... [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons Why People Aren’t Reaching Their Goals

As another new year approaches, many people are looking to establish some new goals or finally achieve some of the old goals they have been working towards for a long time. This mindset is common during the New Year, but it often is lost by the time February comes around. Setting goals alone is difficult, much less achieving them, so it is easy to understand why these issues are still so... [Continue Reading]

Maintaining Sobriety While Being Social

Just because you are in recovery from alcohol addiction and are living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t still have fun. Many people equate having a good time at a party with drinking, but there is much more to it than that. As you feel stronger in your ability to overcome cravings and temptation, you may decide to spend more time with friends or go to parties and other... [Continue Reading]

Better Sleep: The Key to Recovering from Addiction

Addiction continues to affect millions of lives around the world every day. Many people struggle with addiction their entire lives and are always left wondering why they cannot break this cycle. There are a lot of factors that could affect a person’s ability to recover, and these factors may be different for everyone, but there is one factor that is commonly passed over when people are... [Continue Reading]

4 Tips for Healthy Busy Moms

There are so many things that we as moms have to worry about. Sometimes with everything going on in our lives we forget to take care of ourselves. There is an old saying that a happy mom makes a happy family. Well that works for healthy moms to. Even though motherhood can be overwhelming, stressful, frustrating at times, it can also be glorious and important. Here are some tips that can help... [Continue Reading]

Will Your Insurance Cover Drug Addiction Treatment?

There is a lot of published information which indicates that drug abuse is at all all-time high. In fact, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, close to 9 percent of the people ages 12 and up surveyed said that they used illicit drugs in the month before the survey. Also, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in that same year, over 2 million of the... [Continue Reading]

5 Benefits of Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol addiction is something that few people can overcome on their own. Even with help the process is difficult. And if you remain in the environment that fostered your addictive behavior and continue spending time with other addicts, your chances for successful rehabilitation decrease significantly. This is the main reason why inpatient rehabilitation facilities exist. And while... [Continue Reading]

How to Shorten Recovery Time After Hip or Knee Surgery

Hip or knee surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures. In fact, if you are an athlete, senior or anyone that has spent a lifetime working on their feet or doing any strenuous activity, your doctor may have mentioned these types of surgeries. But while these types of surgery are common, the recovery time can be long and painful. Most of the time, you are required to stay off your... [Continue Reading]

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