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What is addiction counseling?

Odds are, you didn’t set out to become addicted to opioids, but it happens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were an estimated 1.7 million people with opioid related substance abuse problems, with 47,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdose. So, while recovery from addiction may feel like a long, lonely path to travel, you are far from alone...

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COVID-19 May Spur the Next Wave of the Opioid Crisis

COVID-19 has placed the elderly, those with compromised immune systems and people with underlying health issues, such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, at a greater risk for…

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What happens during an opioid overdose

What Happens to Your Body When You Overdose on Opioids?

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? As America wrestles with the opioid crisis, people experience overdoses every day. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control…

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Methadone may not be best choice for opioid addiction treatment

Is Methadone Really the Best Treatment Choice? Maybe Not.

Opioid addiction is a severe brain disease that requires treatment if the individual wants to live a life free of substance abuse. When choosing a form of addiction treatment for…

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Isolation during the pandemic is fueling Opioid addiction

Can Social Isolation Lead To Opioid Addiction?

Identifying factors that contribute to the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important steps we can take to improve the chances of success for those in recovery. One…

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The Importance of Drug Take Back Days

With the opioid crisis impacting multiple aspects of many Americans’ lives, it takes a comprehensive approach to address this epidemic. Pharmacies, law enforcement agencies and government organizations hold drug take…

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FAQ: Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment

FAQ: Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment

When investigating possible options for treatment of opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with either methadone or buprenorphine will invariably come up. MAT is defined as the use of certain medications approved by…

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