August 4, 2016

Unhealthy Items at the Health Store: Four Reasons to Be Wary of Supplements

Unhealthy Items at the Health Store: Four Reasons to Be Wary of Supplements Who doesn’t want an extra boost to their health that’s as easy as taking one little pill? Although herbal supplements are often touted as a relatively easy way to support your body’s healthy functioning, in reality many of the products that are […]

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July 27, 2016

On the Fast Track: Three Ways Stimulants Negatively Change Your Life

On the Fast Track: Three Ways Stimulants Negatively Change Your Life It’s easy to see the relationship between drug abuse and deteriorating physical health. It’s not a total surprise when an alcoholic experiences liver failure or a meth addict’s teeth fall out; these drugs are known to damage the body if routinely used to excess. […]

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July 20, 2016

Cross-Aisle Issue: Three Things You Should Know About Congress’ Opioid Bill

Last week Congress passed a landmark bill authorizing a significant increase in the level of support to addicts and addiction treatment providers throughout the country. However, like all political events there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Whether you’re the loved one of an addict, an addiction treatment provider, or an emergency medical […]

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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 an addiction or abuse of an opioid-based medication. While there are times when it […]

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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 an addiction treatment facility as the Director of Addiction Research. Thrilled, she confided, “I will be clean […]

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