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Addiction Recovery News 09/2015




Commentary: Sanford recovery center's closure shows lack of state support
My organization, Spectrum Health Systems, a nonprofit addiction treatment provider, has a 50-year history of helping people work toward recovery and regain their lives. When we opened an outpatient facility in Sanford last year, we were proud to bring ...

LDS Church releases addiction recovery video series
The series, “12 Steps to Change,” tells the stories of 12 individuals — one for each step in the Church's Addiction Recovery Program. They were produced in a collaboration of LDS Family Services, the church's Welfare Department and the Mormon Channel, ...

New addiction treatment center opens in St. George
ST GEORGE, Utah - A new addiction treatment center opened its doors Tuesday, and in the process is trying to open up a discussion about addition itself. Therápia Addiction Healing Center is a 90-day in-patient treatment facility. Directors say there ...

Geisinger partners with firm for opioid treatment centers in Scranton, Wilkes ...
Geisinger partners with firm for opioid treatment centers in Scranton, Wilkes ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Preston's story about drug addiction recovery
Preston is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Preston explains how his drug addiction caused him to live a life filled with fear ...

Our Opinion: Addiction treatment centers vital to slowing drug scourge in NEPA
Geisinger Health Plan teamed with CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers, a six-year-old Massachusetts company, to provide the facility in Luzerne County. More overdose deaths – 67 – were recorded here last year than in other nearby counties, according ...

Moda becomes first Oregon insurer to cover Hazelden addiction treatment
Moda Health is blazing a new trail for an Oregon health insurer by covering addiction treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Hazelden, the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the U.S., has an outpatient treatment facility in ...

Moda becomes first Oregon insurer to cover Hazelden addiction treatment
Moda Health is blazing a new trail for an Oregon health insurer by covering addiction treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Hazelden, the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the U.S., has an outpatient treatment facility in ...

Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill
The comprehensive Heroin Crisis Act would, among other things, allow the state's Medicaid program to fully cover heroin addiction treatment. Illinois is one of the few states that doesn't allow Medicaid to pay for Methadone and other medication ...

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Hosts Roundtable ...
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Hosts Roundtable ...

Ventura Recovery Center introduces new young adult addiction treatment program
Ventura Recovery Center, a residential rehab facility in Thousand Oaks, California, has just launched their new young adult addiction treatment program. As a spokesperson for the treatment facility noted, Ventura Recovery Center realizes that their ...

Ohio Rally for Recovery spotlights addiction recovery
She's working to overcome an addiction and learn what it takes to live drug free. On Monday, she and about 50 other people from the Wooster area were in Columbus for the 2015 Ohio Rally for Recovery, with a spotlight on people who are overcoming drug ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Sharon's story about crystal meth addiction
Sharon is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Sharon explains that in an effort to lose weight, she turned to crystal meth. She ...

Hillary Clinton proposes $7.5 billion addiction recovery plan
The announced plan coincides with September as National Addiction Recovery Month. Many organizations similarly addressed drug addiction near the beginning of the concomitant month — the U.S. Center for Disease Control, however, released a report on ...

Hillary Clinton Unveils Drug Addiction Plan, Shows Country's Changing Approach ...
Hillary Clinton Unveils Drug Addiction Plan, Shows Country's Changing Approach ...

Hillary Clinton says '23 million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 ...
Hillary Clinton says '23 million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 ...

Gathering Political Support for Heroin Addiction's Most Effective Treatment
Earlier this year, Maia Szalavitz reported on drug-court judges' refusal to allow defendants to continue their maintenance treatment, putting ailing individuals at risk for recidivism and overdose. In maintenance treatment, those addicted to heroin ...

Addiction recovery resources to be offered at event
SHELBY – The second Richland County Redemption event will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at Come to the Well Biblical Counseling, 81 E. Main St. in Shelby. Organizations, community members and officials from across the county will gather at the church ...

Voices: Heroes of addiction recovery
The American Medical Association first declared addiction a disease in 1956. Despite this fact, our society still is reluctant to accept this designation, instead categorizing addiction as a lack of will power and a moral failure. This stigma ...

Sober home industry finds gold in laws meant to restrain it
The addiction treatment industry responded by submitting more claims for more complex tests and pushing the envelope to see how often insurance companies would reimburse them for the tests. It turned out, five times a week. “It's been allowed to ...

WGA Offers Addiction Recovery Support To Holbrook
“What sets us apart is that we're able to take Native American practitioner concepts and connect them with the guiding principles of traditional 12-step substance addiction recovery practices and explain them so that they fit into the client's culture ...

Ban on methadone in addiction recovery programmes is urged
Manama: A Prominent psychotherapist has urged Bahraini authorities to ban the use of methadone in drug addiction recovery. The analgesic drug is used by the Psychiatric Hospital's Almoayyed Drug and Alcoholic Rehabilitation Unit, the country's only ...

State's scarcity of addiction counselors limits treatment
The hospital's Midtown Community Mental Health program is scrambling to hire counselors and doctors trained in addiction treatment. So, too, is Centerstone, which offers health services in mostly rural communities. “We're having a tremendous amount of ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Jessica's story about food addiction
Jessica is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Jessica explains that poor life choices ruined her relationships with family members ...

National Recovery Month Highlights the Importance of Long-Term Addiction Recovery
CHARLOTTE --The number of meth lab seizures in North Carolina doubled in the last three years, and more than 1,200 people in the state died in one year because of drug use. This month, the federal government is highlighting the importance of long-term ...

Florida must address mounting heroin crisis with addiction treatment
Capt. Todd Shear, special investigations division, Manatee County Sheriff's Office, talks about the department's efforts in battling the heroin epidemic in Manatee County. Shear was one of four panel members addressing the Manatee Tiger Bay Club on ...

In Maryland, gambling addiction is growing, but treatment options are not
Thirty-seven couldn't stay away and were reported for trespassing on casino property. Many of the problem gamblers most in need of help don't have the funds or health insurance to cover private addiction treatment. “When gamblers reach out to us, they ...

Should Maine follow Gloucester, Massachusetts' lead on addiction treatment?
In June, Gloucester, Massachusetts police chief Leonard Campanello made a bold move by announcing that his officers would no longer arrest drug users seeking help. Image- David Ryder, Reuters. Instead, the new game plan is to send addicts to treatment, ...

Humor in Recovery with Mark Lundholm
Victory Addiction Recovery Center announced today internationally known comedian, Mark Lundholm, will be performing in Lafayette for Recovery Month. Recovery Month takes place every September not only to raise awareness of addiction, but to also ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Holly's story about drug addiction
Holly is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Holly explains that she threw away everything in her life for drugs. She eventually ...

Faces of Recovery Luncheon shares stories of addiction
Local healthcare providers that offer addiction recovery services also spoke at the event. Abby McDougall was among those who spoke at Tuesday's luncheon. While she has been clean for 30 years, she says that talking about addiction can still be ...

Study Suggests One Region of Brain Might Hold Key to Addiction Treatment
Two studies suggest that one part of the brain known as the insular cortex might hold a key to addiction treatment. Scientists reached the conclusion after finding that smokers that had suffered strokes in that region of the brain were much apt to stop ...

G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program Celebrates Over 20 Years of Holistic ...
G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program Celebrates Over 20 Years of Holistic ...

LDS addiction recovery video: John's story about losing family, job, house to ...
LDS addiction recovery video: John's story about losing family, job, house to ...

Imperial County Sees Chance To Bring Addiction Treatment 'Into Modern Times'
That's why doctors are hailing a change to Medicaid they say could take addiction treatment out of the hands of amateurs and use science to get people well. In August, California became the first state to opt into a Medicaid pilot that will allow ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Adrienne's story about cocaine addiction
Adrienne is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Adrienne explains that she hid her cocaine use from her husband. She decided her ...

Walk-in addiction treatment available
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Health leaders in our community are seeing an increasing number of people seeking treatment for their addictions. Now Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County is making help more accessible by accepting walk-in ...

LDS Church frankly tackles addiction and recovery
In the late Apostle Boyd K. Packer's 1975 book “Teach Ye Diligently” he encouraged the Church's teachers to “treat with care” the sensitivity of subjects “pertaining to sex and the dangerous world of [drugs] and pornography.” He asked for teachers to ...

Addiction recovery needs attention
All that to say, since our country's inception until now, no presidential candidate has sponsored a dialogue on addiction recovery. There are some 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug misuse. Secretary Clinton ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Lindsay's story about heroin addiction
They discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In this video, Lindsay says she had surrendered to her heroin addiction, leaving her children with her mother and doing everything she could to feed her ...

Remembering Dr. Garrett O'Connor, an Addiction Treatment Pioneer
The renowned physician and psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O'Connor, lauded for his work on addiction treatment and the founding president of the Betty Ford Institute for Prevention, Research and Education in Addictive Disease, died early September at his ...

Doctor who ran Cape addiction treatment offices loses right to renew license
A doctor who once offered addiction treatment at several Cape offices lost his right to renew his license to practice medicine at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine meeting Thursday. The action against Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, ...

Training about human trafficking and addiction treatment on Friday at CCBC
Topics to be addressed include how the impact of prostitution and human trafficking are often overlooked in the addiction treatment arena because of a lack of information, as well as the stigma related to the commercial sex industry. The training will ...

LDS addiction recovery video: Erik's story about drug addiction
Erik is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program. In the video, Erik explains that his drug addiction led him to overdose and then jump from the third ...

Stories of addiction, recovery told at event
James Hanks of Abilene spoke of his addiction and recovery during the 4th annual Recovery Walk and Picnic in the Park Saturday afternoon at Coggin Park. Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:07 pm. Stories of addiction, recovery told at event BRENT ...

Building awareness of heroin addiction, Run for Recovery draws nearly 500 ...
Building awareness of heroin addiction, Run for Recovery draws nearly 500 ...

Lost Dreams Awakening founders seek to shine light on addiction, recovery process
For more information on Lost Dreams Awakening and its planned Oct. 4 trip to Washington, D.C., for the Unite to Face Addiction rally, contact VonZell Wade or Laurie Johnson-Wade at 724-594-7903 or 724-594-7670, or by email at ...

Building awareness of heroin addiction, Run for Recovery draws nearly 500 ...
Building awareness of heroin addiction, Run for Recovery draws nearly 500 ...

Celebrities shine line on addiction recovery
Sia recently celebrated five years sober with an encouraging message on Twitter, showing support for any of her fans just starting out on the path to recovery. She's one of many celebrities who are becoming more open about their own struggles with ...

Funding for offender addiction treatment
Funding for offender addiction treatment. Corrections will spend $8.63 million over three years to develop and deliver a drug and alcohol post-release programme to help offenders break their addictions and reduce reoffending, Corrections Minister ...




Last Modified: 09/2015