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New addiction treatment center opens in Athens
Alliance Recovery Center is an outpatient addiction treatment center specializing in the treatment of opioid dependence. The center has offices in Decatur and Conyers and recently opened an office in Athens because, a company official said, the abuse ...

Let's Stop Judging Recovery: Vivitrol, Methadone, Suboxone: Whatever Works
In her recent article, Jackie Farwell gives an otherwise fair and balanced depiction of the role Vivitrol can play in opiate addiction recovery and recovery from alcoholism. Noting that using Vivitrol requires that a person be abstinent and free from ...

National Recovery Month: Conference, human chain and more
September marks the 25th annual National Recovery Month — what used to be called National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month — and there will be lots to learn and celebrate here in Clark County about living a clean and sober life. The county's ...

Ohio Judge Pushes for Addiction Recovery Tool
As reported by WKMS.com in the article Judge Uses Drug to Aid Addicts' Recovery, an Ohio municipal court drug has come up with a new strategy to try and curb drug addiction. Fred Moses, who serves as the presiding judge in a Southeastern Ohio ...

Milford: Addiction treatment a 'frustrating experience'
MILFORD - More than 30 medical, mental health and substance abuse professionals, along with legislators and public health officials, came to a consensus Thursday in terms of helping those struggling with addiction: More needs to be done. A forum held ...

UAMS using ADHD drugs in addiction treatment
LITTLE ROCK – A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers are studying the potential of two drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in helping addicts overcome their dependence on methamphetamine. Michael ...

Drug Addiction Treatment Is Controversial In Guatemala
It's estimated that 80 percent of the cocaine sold in the U.S. comes from Guatemala, so it's not surprising there is a growing drug addiction problem in the Central American country. In terms of treatment, there are rehab centers run by the country's ...

Addiction topic of program for law enforcement, officials
“The number of prisons and jails we have are all the consequences of a failed health care policy in the area of drug and alcohol addiction treatment,” Tennis said. Long-term residential treatment is severely underfunded, Tennis said. “This is the area ...

5 Myths about Healthcare Data Privacy from an Addiction Center CEO
Of course many if not most healthcare settings, absolutely including my addiction treatment facility, have set their own best practices to answer these concerns. We go far above and beyond HIPAA requirements. But it's still best to know what healthcare ...

Celebrating Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction
The cause she's talking about is addiction recovery. Programs like 12 step, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, professional counseling and peer-to-peer treatment. “The majority of the people on my case load are struggling with addiction, and I would ...

Turner Pooling Resources to Help Heroin Addicted Babies and Moms
... Turner Visit Highlights Mother & Baby Drug Addiction Recovery · Sheriff's Office: Military Jet Crashes in Virginia · SCAM ALERT: Beware Man Claiming He Needs to Walk Your Property Line · Organization Looking to Replace Wright B Flyer · Dole to ...

Lake County Behavioral Health picnic emphasizes addiction, recovery
CLEARLAKE >> September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and Lake County Behavioral Health invites the community to a countywide picnic at Austin Park on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The annual observance has been ...


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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]

The Most Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Although it is legal for those over the age of twenty-one, alcohol is a dangerous drug that causes serious issues for millions of Americans. Alcohol abuse is one of the leading causes of car accidents and violent assaults, and is frequently at the heart of devastating personal issues. If you struggle with alcohol abuse you could lose your job, your family and perhaps even your life. The road... [Continue Reading]

How can dogs help fight addiction

Dogs have been used professionally for their therapeutic qualities for several years. Programmes which see dogs being taken to old people’s homes and children’s wards are now common place, but more recently their therapeutic powers have been extended to those battling the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Although there is still much research that needs to be conducted within... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Relapse Prevention Tips

Drug addiction and alcoholism are two one of the world’s most prevalent diseases. The statistics are frightening: over 10 million children live with a parent who is addicted to narcotics or drinks in excess, the number of deaths as a result of drug and alcohol dependence has risen by almost 540 perfect since the mid 1980s, and abuse of these substances has cost employers over 150 billion... [Continue Reading]


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