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Addiction Recovery News 01/2015




Addiction Recovery Program Helping Those Battling Abuse Keep Resolutions
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Along with the new year of course come New Year's resolutions. People who've battled substance abuse know better than anyone how difficult sticking to a lifestyle change can be. A recovery program in Huntington entering its ...

Addiction Recovery Program Helping Those Battling Abuse Keep Resolutions
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Along with the new year of course come New Year's resolutions. People who've battled substance abuse know better than anyone how difficult sticking to a lifestyle change can be. A recovery program in Huntington entering its ...

Pastor builds a 'dream' forged by addiction, recovery, hope
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Publishing his autobiography at age 49 wasn't even close to the best thing that happened to Alfred Milan in 2014. His wife, Audrey, gave birth to Joshua, his fourth child. He sold his church in Greenlaw to another pastor he just ...

Pastor builds a 'dream' forged by addiction, recovery, hope
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Publishing his autobiography at age 49 wasn't even close to the best thing that happened to Alfred Milan in 2014. His wife, Audrey, gave birth to Joshua, his fourth child. He sold his church in Greenlaw to another pastor he just ...

Boston to begin demolition of Long Island Bridge
Last month, the city announced it had decided on a building in the Newmarket area to house many of the displaced homeless. Mayor Martin J. Walsh said at the time he was still looking for a home for addiction recovery programs that were shut down when ...

First Step Consultation shows way to recovery
He supervises 40 students interning in various recovery programs across the region. He also works part-time as a counselor at St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center. Farr's small business, run alongside, is called First Step Consultation. He does ...

Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin attracted national attention last January when he devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. For the first time, he said, the number of people seeking drug addiction treatment had ...

Peyton Pitt pens memoir of son's addiction, recovery
After watching her son battle a harrowing drug addiction, Peyton Pitt decided to pen her new autobiographical memoir "Desperate Destruction" (published by WestBow Press). Pitt says she watched her son slowly kill himself by way of a drug addiction that ...

How a N.J. jail follows drug addicts home — to help them stay clean
If I wanted it, I'd just have to go to the cell next door." Illegal drugs and other contraband have long been a problem in New Jersey prisons and others nationwide. A lack of addiction treatment services is also common, according to current and former ...

Meridian Behavioral Health Taps Industry Leaders to Head New Residential ...
Meridian Behavioral Health Taps Industry Leaders to Head New Residential ...

Brightwater Landing(SM) Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Center Opens ...
Brightwater Landing(SM) Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Center Opens ...

Legislative preview: Criminal justice and human services
Both Senate and House social services committees will focus on systematizing the state's drug and alcohol addiction treatment system, Pugh said. Although there is now a relatively formal system for opiate addiction treatment, the same statutory ...

One year later, some progress but more hurdles with opiate treatment
State officials say wait times for addiction treatment at the hubs have decreased, but clinicians tell a different story. There are now 523 people on the wait lists for the regional treatment hubs that dispense methadone and buprenorphine, drugs ...

A Dangerous Trend: The Move Away from Abstinence Based Addiction Treatment
However, to those of us who owe our lives to abstinence-based addiction recovery, the news was shocking. Hazelden and now Betty Ford, may be minimizing or eliminating their emphasis on abstinence-based addiction recovery. In an abstinence-based ...

WeCare approaches addiction with compassion, science
WeCare, whose mission is "to build a collaborative, non-judgmental environment to support addiction recovery through education, advocacy, and compassionate community action," now has partnerships with Restorative Justice, its fiscal sponsor; Seaport ...

Hobbs OB-GYN to be evaluated for sexual addiction recovery
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hobbs obstetrician Christopher Driskill will be evaluated at a California institute for sexual addiction recovery under an agreement with the state Medical Board. The board on Thursday afternoon approved an order continuing ...

Addiction recovery center opens in Acosta
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Addiction Campuses: Businesses Should Take Notes from the UFC's Handling ...
Addiction Campuses: Businesses Should Take Notes from the UFC's Handling ...

One Woman's Journey Out of Food Addiction
Addiction in a nutshell: The emptiness demands to be filled. Insatiable longing meets instant gratification. Indulgence. Regret. Shame. Repeat. While every journey out of hell is unique, to a certain extent, addiction is addiction is addiction. We move ...

Dr. Sheila Specker Joins Beauterre Recovery Institute as Medical Director
Beauterre Recovery Institute today announced Dr. Sheila Specker as medical director of its new residential addiction recovery program in Owatonna, Minn. Specker, certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a physician specialist in ...

American Addiction Centers to occupy former Tractor Supply HQ
The company's six addiction treatment centers nationwide includes FitRx, a 20-bed program located in Brentwood that's designed to treat eating disorders. American Addiction Centers also has a pending deal to buy Florida-based Recovery First Inc., ...

Five takeaways from Oregonian addiction series: Guest opinion
An investigative report by The Oregonian on Oregon's addiction treatment system included profiles of recovering addicts, including Jeremy Laster (top left), Siggy Torfason (top right), Kaylyn Myers (lower left) and Jay and Lori Zeller (lower right ...

Opiate addicts struggle to escape addiction
By contrast, outpatient treatment involves one-on-one counseling and group therapy sessions in addition to support from attendance at 12-step meetings, structured closely to addiction recovery programs for alcoholics. Within the drug-treatment ...

Opiate addicts struggle to escape addiction
... addicts can rebuild their lives in a supportive and instructive setting, according to Anne D. Constantino , president and CEO of Horizon Health Services , one of the Buffalo Niagara region's biggest providers of addiction treatment and mental ...

Majority of U.S. counties lack access to key opioid addiction treatment drug ...
Majority of U.S. counties lack access to key opioid addiction treatment drug ...

Christie Emphasizes Single-Number Hotline for Drug-Addiction Services
Christie devoted nearly one-quarter of his annual address to addiction treatment, reflecting the growing importance of the issue as the number of overdose deaths continues to rise. “If we have the tools to help those with this disease to save their own ...

Announcement of Requirements and Registration for: "Innovations in Measuring ...
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for: "Innovations in Measuring ...

Addiction treatment contract awarded
Addiction treatment contract awarded. 13:30 14 January 2015. Report by Sarah Robinson. The drug treatment charity will expand its services (Picture: Getty Images). Archant. A DRUG and alcohol treatment charity has been awarded an £1.8million-a-year ...

Trio to speak on addiction and recovery
If drug and alcohol addiction has affected your life, you will want to attend a public meeting this Saturday morning. Substance addiction ripples through our community in ways that touch us all. Wrecks involving drunken drivers, the costs borne by law ...

Rupert Wolfe-Murray :The Keyword for Addiction Treatment is "Recovery"
But far too many people on the outside have never heard of the term "recovery" when it comes to addiction treatment. And why should they? There are very few residential rehab clinics in the UK, the media tend to mock AA and the 12 Steps and the NHS ...

Assembly committee approves bill requiring addiction treatment training at jails
Legislation aimed to help inmates deal with substance abuse and drug addiction was approved earlier this week by an Assembly panel. The bill (A-3730), which was sponsored by Assemblymen Troy Singleton, D-Mt. Laurel, Charles Mainor, D-Jersey City, ...

Editorial: Gov. Christie's addiction treatment plan for ex-offenders provides ...
Editorial: Gov. Christie's addiction treatment plan for ex-offenders provides ...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADDICTION RECOVERY FOR LGBT
Drug addiction has no boundaries. It knows no limitations. It is not balked by age, gender, religious affiliation or geographic region. Culture, education, and socioeconomic status are also not impediments to drug addiction. If it can be smoked ...

New Medicaid Enrollees Younger, Fitter, But Many Need Addiction Treatment
WASHINGTON — Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of low-income adults last year became eligible for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance for the first time. Now states face a huge challenge: how to deal with an onslaught of able-bodied, 18- to ...

Martinez: Teacher uses yoga in road to recovery
"I had body issues, mental issues that manifested as physical discomfort and ailments," Burkard said. Then there was a time when she lost a sense of herself. "Depression hurts," said the Martinez resident of the difficult time when addiction took a ...

Inside the Chinese boot camp treating Internet addiction
'We can't control him any more,' his father adds. Which is why the family are here, at the Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Centre, ready to enrol their son. 'We want him to understand what is happening to him, to heal, and for this nightmare to be ...

New Medicaid enrollees are younger and fitter, but many need addiction treatment
WASHINGTON — Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of low-income adults last year became eligible for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance for the first time. Now states face a huge challenge: how to deal with an onslaught of able-bodied, 18- to ...

Treating heroin addiction
Community mental health centers are experts at addiction treatment and therapy and are ready to work collaboratively with the Department of Corrections to provide needed treatment and wrap around services to reduce the recidivism and relapse rate and ...

Victory Addiction Recovery Center Announces the Addition of Two Staff ...
Victory Addiction Recovery Center Announces the Addition of Two Staff ...

Jay Case proposes bill to expand addiction treatment options
Jay Case proposes bill to expand addiction treatment options. By Ryan Flynn, Register Citizen. Posted: 01/17/15, 2:14 PM EST | Updated: 26 secs ago. # Comments. HARTFORD >> A local legisltor has proposed a bill that would expand treatment options for ...

Wyoming Valley agencies can help stack the deck for gambling-addiction recovery
Ann Marie Bossard at the lottery machine at the Anthracite Newstand in Wilkes-Barre. Clark Van Orden | Times Leader. ×. Photo. Ann Marie Bossard at the lottery machine at the Anthracite Newstand in Wilkes-Barre. Purchase Photos. Clark Van Orden | Times ...

Bikram yoga helps woman complete heroin addiction recovery
Beating was not random, say Portsmouth police ... TRANSFORMING THE BODY AND MIND. Bikram yoga helps woman complete heroin addiction recovery. Bikram helped woman complete heroin addiction recovery. Former heroin addict: 'This yoga healed ...

Bikram yoga helps woman complete heroin addiction recovery
Carina Claire McAllister, of Eliot, Maine, now a Bikrim Yoga instructor, has turned to a life of healthy choices and lots of yoga after battling with mental illness, attempted suicide and heavy drug addiction for many years. Photo by Rich Beauchesne/ ...

Addiction treatment is likely to increase
Behavioral-health professionals typically earn far less than other health-care providers, in part because few insurers have been willing to pay for their services. Many who enter the profession quickly abandon addiction treatment for more lucrative ...

Matt Boggs: Unity boosts efforts for addiction recovery
On December 12, 2014, more than 480 area residents were in attendance as television star Duane "Dog" Chapman took the stage to share his personal battles and how he experienced transformation. The occasion was Embrace Hope, the yearly fundraiser ...

Assembly committee approves bill requiring addiction treatment training at jails
Legislation aimed to help inmates deal with substance abuse and drug addiction has been approved by an Assembly panel. The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblymen Troy Singleton, D-Mt. Laurel, Charles Mainor, D-Jersey City, and Raj Mukherji, ...

Betty Ford Center to open new LA outpatient clinic
The Betty Ford Center will open an outpatient addiction treatment clinic in West Los Angeles next month, reflecting the mission set forth when the center merged with the Hazelden Foundation in 2013. The famed Betty Ford institution, which is recognized ...

What a Psychologist Specializing in Addiction Treatment Thinks About Drynuary
Recently, John Ore—who coined the term “Drynuary” and has abstained from alcohol during January for the last eight years—wrote about his adventures in temporary teetotaling for Slate. Ore's essay came at a time when public conversations about ...

State budget isn't the place to determine addiction treatment
Beverly Bickford, a pharmaceutical tech at The Acadia Hospital, prepares methadone treatments in the hospital's pharmacy on Dec. 20, 2012. Buy Photo. By The BDN Editorial Board,. Posted Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.. There are problems with methadone ...

Donnelly invites addiction recovery leader to Obama speech
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said his guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night will be the director of an addiction recovery center in Connersville. Donnelly said in a statement that he invited Sharon Cranfill ...




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