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Addiction Recovery News 12/2014




Addiction treatment center for firefighters, paramedics opens
CHICAGO — Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking turned compulsive after he went through a divorce a few years ago, consuming his life until he ...

Brandon, FL Welcomes New Addiction Recovery Helpline
The substance abuse helpline for Brandon, FL is now operational and assisting those with a desire to overcome addiction by finding them treatment help. LIGHTNING RELEASES 12/1/14 — The new substance abuse helpline for Brandon, FL is a helpful ...

Coping with addiction & recovery during the Holidays
SAVANNAH, Ga. – One in ten Americans deal with addiction and recovery. The added stress of the Holiday's can be a trigger for these folks, but Willingway Hospital has some coping tips. Top 10 Willingway Sober Holiday Tips: 1. Increase 12 Step Meeting ...

Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years
The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed. While the total number of heroin and crack cocaine addicts has fallen below 300,000 for the first ...

Despite overdose findings, methadone seen as vital for opioid addiction ...
Despite overdose findings, methadone seen as vital for opioid addiction ...

Bill would regulate painkiller addiction treatment
COLUMBUS: The Ohio House has approved a bill regulating medicine used to treat painkiller addicts. The legislation requires a distribution license for drugs containing buprenorphine and limits how much of the drug can be prescribed at a time. The bill ...

Bill would regulate painkiller addiction treatment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio House has approved a bill regulating medicine used to treat painkiller addicts. The legislation requires a distribution license for drugs containing buprenorphine (byu-preh-NOR'-pheen) and limits how much of the drug can ...

A Struggle for the Soul of Addiction Treatment
It is also an exciting time in the field of addiction treatment because that, too, is in the middle of a major paradigm struggle. The question at the heart of this conflict is: Are individuals who have difficulties with drugs and alcohol bad people who ...

Bill would regulate painkiller addiction treatment
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House has approved a bill regulating medicine used to treat painkiller addicts. The legislation requires a distribution license for drugs containing buprenorphine (byu-preh-NOR'-pheen) and limits how much of the drug can be ...

Bill would regulate painkiller addiction treatment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill regulating medicine used to treat painkiller addicts. The legislation requires a distribution license for drugs containing buprenorphine (byu-preh-NOR'-pheen) and limits how much of the drug can ...

Unions oppose merging of Vancouver addiction recovery programs
Vancouver Coastal Health says it's combining PHS's Supported Independent Living program with the parallel Addiction Recovery Program run directly by the health authority. According to VCH spokesperson Gavin Wilson, no services are being cut for clients ...

Unions oppose merging of Vancouver addiction recovery programs
Vancouver Coastal Health says it's combining PHS's Supported Independent Living program with the parallel Addiction Recovery Program run directly by the health authority. According to VCH spokesperson Gavin Wilson, no services are being cut for clients ...

Hopes for addiction treatment as new study finds alcoholism really IS in the genes
SCREENING for alcoholism and new potential drug treatments could soon be introduced after it was found a particular set of genes makes some people more vulnerable to booze-addiction than others, according to a new study. Published: 18:14, Wed, ...

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

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

Need for elderly addiction treatment rises
Odyssey House has residential and outpatient treatment for elderly addicts, Emery said. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has an addiction treatment “track” in Naples, Florida, called BoomersPlus. Mannion voluntarily spent seven months in BoomersPlus ...

Addiction Treatment: Who Gets It and Who Needs It?
And so does addiction treatment. Sort of. We know that factors such as socioeconomic status and race influence whether a person gets treatment or gets sent to prison, for example; these factors also influence the type of treatment available. But it may ...

Cleveland, OH Improving Lives With New Addiction Recovery Helpline
The substance abuse helpline for Cleveland is now operational and assisting those with a desire to overcome addiction by finding them treatment help. LIGHTNING RELEASES 12/03/14 — The new substance abuse helpline for Cleveland is a helpful ...

Heroin treatment Suboxone exposes divide between medical community, policy ...
Heroin treatment Suboxone exposes divide between medical community, policy ...

Items needed for residential addiction recovery center
SPRING GROVE >> I Have Will is collecting toiletries and other basic items for residents at White Deer Run of York, a residential addiction recovery center. The group is looking to collect 20 blankets, 25 containers each of shampoo and conditioner and ...

Addiction treatment center looks to facility improvements
A local drug and alcohol addiction treatment center is looking at making facility improvements its organizers are saying are much-needed. Using money from refinancing of the loan used to build the facility on Linden Street, the Gibson Recovery Center ...

Fresh Start Recovery Centre recognized for addiction treatment
Fresh Start Recovery Centre recognized for addiction treatment. logo-header Calgary Herald More from Calgary Herald. Published on: December 9, 2014 Last Updated: December 9, 2014 6:07 PM MST. Fresh Start Recovery Executive Director Stacey ...

Residents reject addiction programs for former Radius Specialty Hospital on ...
Residents reject addiction programs for former Radius Specialty Hospital on ...

Family doctor urges integrated approach to treating addiction
Dr. George Gilbert is a family practitioner specializing in addiction medicine in Peoria, Illinois. He sees patients at Samaritan Family Medical Services, which also has a behavioral therapist certified in addiction recovery on staff. The combination ...

Goshen's New Day Home addiction treatment center investigated for ...
Goshen's New Day Home addiction treatment center investigated for ...

It's Time to Reclaim the Word 'Recovery'
Like addiction, recovery is tightly bound by time and culture: If history had played out differently, with marijuana remaining legal and tobacco illegal (something that would almost certainly have saved millions of lives), marijuana might be seen as an ...

Addiction Treatment The Same For Marijuana
Phyllis Bauerle spends her day at the Keystone Treatment Center trying to help others fight addiction. She knows certain vices are often too powerful to overcome alone, and that includes marijuana. "We're seeing a lot more young adults and adolescents ...

Holyoke office of CleanSlate Addiction Treatment asks clients to visit West ...
Holyoke office of CleanSlate Addiction Treatment asks clients to visit West ...

Michiana addiction treatment facility remains closed
An addiction treatment facility in Goshen was shut down after several complaints about how the facility was ran and some of the staff that worked there. An attorney general's investigation found that the owner had no training in addiction counseling ...

Medford mom Kaylyn Myers tames addiction, sheds street life and crime
A months-long investigation by The Oregonian discovered troubling failures in Oregon's addiction treatment system. Substance abusers are paying the price – and so are Oregonians who continue to be their victims. The estimated annual cost to taxpayers ...

4-part series probes Oregon's addiction treatment system
Now, she's a medical records technician for a Medford addiction treatment clinic. The kingpins of Mexico's drug cartels have never heard of Hall. But the cartels put me on the path to Hall's cramped office. In 2013, I produced "Under the curse of ...

Opiate addiction rises to level of alcoholism
Of the $21.8 million in services provided, $12.6 million worth of services were for addiction treatment, said Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Pickaway Area Recovery Services plans to use new ...

Your story: Share your encounters with Oregon's addiction care system
My first admission to professional residential treatment occurred in December of 1983, just over 30 years ago, and subsequently spent well over five years of my adult life in one residential alcoholism/addiction treatment facility or another, to say ...

Opiates match alcohol in Ohio treatment centers
Of the $21.8 million in services provided, $12.6 million worth of services were for addiction treatment, Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, said. Pickaway Area Recovery Services plans to use new ...

The Long Road To Recovery
Editor's Note: Heroin use has exploded in the Upper Ohio Valley over the past year, and with it has come overdoses, devastated families and community ruin. The epidemic led U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld, Circuit Judge David Sims and many others to ...

What Oregon addiction counselors say is needed to improve care
More than 3,000 counselors work in addiction treatment across Oregon and see up close how the system is working. Last fall, they were invited to share their thoughts through a questionnaire from The Oregonian, distributed to them by the Addiction ...

Oregon pays steep price for neglected addiction treatment system
A few steps away, his children pleaded with their mother to see him, unaware of his hiding spot. A barrel-chested 36-year-old mechanic, Cushman dared not step out. The recovering meth addict was under orders to stay away from his two sons and three ...

Oregon told how to fix addiction treatment system, ignored advice year after year
He did appropriate $2.3 million from expected marijuana fees to more addiction treatment and prevention the second year of the budget cycle. Such relative inaction troubles experts in the addiction field, who note that reforming Oregon's treatment ...

BC to revive Riverview Hospital as mental-health, addiction treatment centre
What was once the home for Metro Vancouver's mentally ill will soon be the location of a rehabilitation and recovery program for those battling mental-health and substance abuse issues. Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C., first opened in 1913, began ...

Riverview Hospital To Get 40 New Beds For Addiction Rehabilitation
Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the addition of 40 new beds at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C. to assist in the addiction recovery of the mentally ill. Lake said the new program will provide assistance for the recovery and rehabilitation ...

Cut paperwork, politics to improve addiction care, Oregon counselors say
More than 3,000 counselors work in addiction treatment across Oregon and see up close how the system is working. They were invited to share their thoughts through a questionnaire from The Oregonian, distributed to them by the Addiction Counselor ...

Oregon says health care reform will fix state's addiction treatment, soon ...
Oregon says health care reform will fix state's addiction treatment, soon ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
A blue ribbon panel on crime reduction has urged the province to concentrate even more on the few prolific offenders who commit most offences and expand drug addiction treatment and services for the mentally ill. Chaired by Abbotsford South MLA and ...

Consumer Guide and Scorecard Rates Health Plans for Addiction Treatment ...
Consumer Guide and Scorecard Rates Health Plans for Addiction Treatment ...

In addiction-treatment deal, Hanley Center sold to Texas company
A West Palm Beach addiction treatment center is trading a nonprofit parent in Pennsylvania for a for-profit parent in Texas. Caron Treatment Centers said today that it's selling Hanley Center in West Palm Beach and Gate Lodge in Vero Beach to Origins ...

Holyoke office of CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Center resumes appointments ...
Holyoke office of CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Center resumes appointments ...

L.A. Parker: Getting help for addiction is a gift
Conversely, addiction recovery requires simplicity. The world's most intelligent alcoholics and drug users find difficult staying clean and sober. DelVecchio started with Step No. 1, perhaps under duress although a public admission of his situation and ...

More patients expected at area addiction treatment facilities
But an obscure federal rule enacted almost 50 years ago, which only allows Medicaid to cover residential addiction treatment in community-based programs with 16 or fewer beds, is hindering Gateway from offering more inpatient options to these newly ...

More patients expected at area addiction treatment facilities
But an obscure federal rule enacted almost 50 years ago, which only allows Medicaid to cover residential addiction treatment in community-based programs with 16 or fewer beds, is hindering Gateway from offering more inpatient options to these newly ...

Origins Behavioral Healthcare agrees to acquire two addiction treatment ...
Origins Behavioral Healthcare agrees to acquire two addiction treatment ...




Last Modified: 12/2014