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Fighting addiction with another drug
Only 10 to 20 percent of people who need some form of addiction treatment are getting it, said Dr. Charissa Fotinos, deputy chief medical officer for the Washington State Health Care Authority. Like methadone, "bupe," as it is sometimes called, blocks ...

Providers say state rates harming addiction treatment
STATE HOUSE -- Addiction treatment industry officials skewered proposed reimbursement rates from the Patrick administration as "completely inadequate" and "capricious" during a hearing Tuesday before lawmakers who are reviewing the rate-setting ...

Heroin addiction, treatment support focus of new state website
New York State has created a website as part of a larger effort to address the growing epidemic of heroin addiction, particularly among young people. The site, combatheroin.ny.gov, is designed to support teachers, school staff, students, health care ...

State requests $4.45 million for addiction services
Acknowledging Delaware's pervasive need for increased addiction treatment services, the state's health department has requested over $4 million in next year's budget to support programs aimed at expanding the bed space and access to treatment centers ...

Breakthrough in Opioid Addiction Treatment Now Covered by Insurance ...
Breakthrough in Opioid Addiction Treatment Now Covered by Insurance ...

Local author explores addiction recovery through physical health
Jennifer Matesa's new guide to addiction recovery doesn't cover 12 steps. Instead, it runs a marathon on previously uncharted terrain. The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober (Hazelden) explores addiction ...

Road To Recovery: Former Teacher Opens Up About Battling Heroin Addiction
She heads a community discussion with those in addiction recovery. "It's easy to get the tools in to initiate recovery, it's harder to maintain it over the long-term," said Kanehl. "The face of recovery is first of all abstinence from drugs of ...

Pete Doherty Writes About Addiction, Recovery in Touching Personal Essay
Pete Doherty was once one of rock 'n' roll's most notorious junkies. His Britpop band, the Libertines, got off to a promising start, with their 2002 debut Up the Bracket (produced by Mick Jones of the Clash) going to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart and ...

Save Us from the Self-Appointed Experts on Addiction Treatment
(Editor's note: Percy Menzies, M. Pharm, is president of the Assisted Recovery Centers of America, a treatment program based in St. Louis, Missouri that treats patients affected by drugs and alcohol.) Almost every week a new book appears in print on ...

Saltsburg grad developing app to help addicts with recovery
When Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon saw his friends and classmates slip from experimental drug use to drug abuse and addiction, he recognized a need for a drug addiction recovery resource targeted toward people of his own ...

Gaudenzia addiction treatment facility coming to Bristol Twp.
A new drug and alcohol treatment center will open in the new next few months in Bristol Township. Gaudenzia Lower Bucks will open on the grounds of Lower Bucks Hospital, possibly in December or January, officials said. An open house with tours will be ...

Three faces of addiction, recovery
Lynn Schuster, who has operated Kimberley House with her husband, Paul, since 1997, was one of three “Faces of Recovery” at the Thursday event at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County. (Photo: Samantha Hernandez/Door County Advocate ). CONNECT 1 ...

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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]

5 Ways to Speed Up Recovery After Back Surgery

If you’ve ever experienced back pain before, you know how debilitating it can be. And sometimes, when the pain will not go away or there is an underlying cause in our spine or muscles, our doctors will recommend that we have surgery so that the issue can be corrected. And while the surgery will ultimately help your back to feel better, there is a recovery time that we’ll need to... [Continue Reading]

Awareness and Addiction: Can You Overcome Your Alcoholism Gene?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Research shows that genes are responsible for about half of the risk for alcoholism." While alcoholism often seems to run in families, there are other factors that may lead someone to become an alcoholic--like environmental factors. While genetics may predispose someone for alcoholism, they aren't responsible for the whole... [Continue Reading]

Benefits of Becoming a Nurse for a Drug Rehabilitation Center

Becoming a nurse can be an incredibly beneficial career – a career that is both challenging and rewarding. When it comes to working as a nurse in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, the challenges and rewards can be much more plentiful. As a nurse working in this capacity, it will be your job to work closely with patients whose addictions have led them down paths that are... [Continue Reading]

Things to Do While you're Young for Peace of Mind Later in Life

The time to start thinking about your future is when you're in your twenties and early thirties, not when you’re already just a few years away from retirement. By planning ahead and taking certain steps, you'll find yourself looking forward to the time when you no longer have to work for a living, rather than stressing about whether or not you have managed to save enough money. You will... [Continue Reading]

5 Benefits of Medical Detox for Alcohol Withdrawal

Millions of people are affected by alcoholism, which is characterized as a dependence on alcohol. Many of these people who are addicted to alcohol cannot go even a few hours without having a drink. Not only can alcohol abuse be emotionally habitual to self medicate past traumas, but overtime, it can also become physically addictive, which can make it incredibly hard to combat. With a physical... [Continue Reading]

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