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Can You Recover from Methamphetamine Addiction?

Addiction is a treatable disease. And that is the case for methamphetamine addiction as well, even if methamphetamine treatment is different from the treatment of other substances. Learn more about methamphetamine, meth treatment, and the recovery process in this article.

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Can an Alcoholic Ever Have a Drink?

We conducted our own survey of current and former alcoholics, treatment professionals, and other US citizens, and, almost universally, these participants do not believe an alcoholic can have a drink. Check out our discussion of the question here…

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Can Heroin Addicts Recover?

Substance abuse can be overcome! Addiction is a treatable disease. That goes for heroin addiction as well, even as heroin routinely leads ominous lists of addictive substances.

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Video – Entering the Workforce as a Young Adult in Recovery

  This is the second in a series of talks regarding employment for those in recovery. This time, the topic turns to younger adults who have wasted early adulthood in addiction, and have not had the same experience in the workforce. In a sense, many of these young adults are entering the workforce for the…

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) mixes counseling, behavioral therapies, and FDA-approved medications to treat substance abuse disorders.  Medication-Assisted Treatment utilizes a “whole patient” approach to preventing and treating substance abuse and overdose.   Addiction and the recovery process are complex.  Strong cravings can occur even after successfully completing the detox process.  Though cravings are normal, cravings can…

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Opiate Withdrawal in Infants

A tragic consequence of the ongoing opioid epidemic is an increasing rate of drug-related health concerns for newborns whose parents abused drugs during pregnancy. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 20,000 babies were born with complications from opioid abuse in 2012—that’s five times more than were born with complications in 2000….

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What is Detox Like for Opiates?

For many, the idea of detox—short for detoxification—conjures up images of discomfort, sickness, and pain as the body recovers from drug or alcohol addiction. While detox can involve some physical and emotional challenges, it can also be a relatively manageable process when led by experts in a controlled environment. Detox is a critical component of…

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Finding a Sense of Happiness After Opioid Addiction

Opioid abuse is becoming an increasingly common crisis among families and communities across the country. As with most addictive substances, every user turns to opioids for different reasons, some to manage pain, others to cope with difficult life circumstances, still others for recreation. Regardless of their reasons, the impact of opioids on their lives can…

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What is Recovery? – A Brief Look at our Destination

Recovery is the goal.  We can all agree on that!     But, what is ‘Recovery?’  The word has a specific definition.  In the context of addiction and treatment, however, true meaning can be harder to pin down. Addiction is complicated by the number of different substances or activities that can be addictive. While addiction…

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