July 14, 2016

Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs

Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs You’ve probably thought about how drug use impacts your own health or that of family members, but have you considered how it affects your pets? No one wants to hurt their companion animal, but careless use or storage of drugs can easily […]

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July 6, 2016

Do Your Research! Three Ways to Approach Addiction Treatment that Change Outcomes

Do Your Research! Three Ways to Approach Addiction Treatment that Change Outcomes Did you know that people spend more time looking for a new car than they do researching the addiction treatment center they intend to send their loved on to? This is a terrible mistake, because not all treatment centers or their programs are […]

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July 1, 2016

Three Reasons to Reconsider Medication Assisted (Addiction) Treatment

Three Reasons to Reconsider Medication Assisted (Addiction) Treatment If someone you love is considering entering recovery from opioid addiction, know that their first few months without using their drug of choice will be a time of serious transition. As they begin to re-imagine and create a life for themselves outside of addiction, identifying effective support […]

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June 22, 2016

One Résumé at a Time: Five Tips for Job Hunting in Recovery

One Résumé at a Time: Five Tips for Job Hunting in Recovery Going to a job interview can be daunting in the best of circumstances. Now that you’re in recovery from addiction, you may bring a whole host of other concerns to the interview, like how to discuss the lapses in your résumé. As you […]

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June 15, 2016

Five Tips for Using Opioid Prescriptions Safely

Five Tips for Using Opioid Prescriptions Safely If you’ve recently been prescribed an opioid-based medication following an injury or surgery, one issue that should be on the forefront of your mind is safety. In 2015, nearly two million people struggled with a person with substance use disorderion or abuse of an opioid-based medication. While there […]

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June 7, 2016

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion When you have experienced a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder, it is difficult to have self-compassion. The wounds and untreated symptoms from living with trauma are frustrating, making it hard to go easy on yourself. Yet, developing self-compassion is an important part of overcoming the past […]

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June 1, 2016

After Five Years Clean, What Next: Seven Ways to Improve Your Life in Long-Term Addiction Recovery

After Five Years Clean, What Next: Seven Ways to Improve Your Life in Long-Term Addiction Recovery At lunch, I met a lovely waitress who asked me what kind of work I do. I shared that I work for a person with substance use disorderion treatment facility as the Director of Addiction Research. Thrilled, she confided, […]

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June 1, 2016

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that […]

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May 25, 2016

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life   Meditative practices offer a simple, intuitive approach to improving your life and mental well being, yet many who could benefit from meditation are quickly deterred by misinformation. Meditation is not difficult, it has a huge positive impact on the brain, and anyone can make […]

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May 18, 2016

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center   I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown children who are addicts. These family members are desperate for help because they have sent their loved ones to countless treatment facilities to no good end. The addicts are still using and the family […]

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