Meth An Escalating Problem

The opioid crisis is getting all the headlines as overdose deaths keep growing every year at a shocking 15-20 percent clip.  However, recent data showing a 100 percent increase in deaths from methamphetamines (a/k/a...
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The Decriminalization Experiment

Portugal decriminalized the possession and consumption of drugs in 2001 and since then has seen a dramatic reduction in overdoses, HIV and drug-related crime. Several other countries including The Netherlands and Switzerland have also...
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Breaking The Wall of Addiction

For far too long, alcoholism and drug abuse have been primarily considered social and criminal problems.  As a result, addiction was treated wholly separate and apart from general medical care.  This practice continued throughout...

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We live in an amazing country! The United States is a world leader in most critical areas, including aerospace, technology, science, medical care, and so much more; providing unparalleled service and making our...
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Telehealth’s Impact On Addiction Treatment

Telehealth utilizes communication technologies, (computers, smart phones, tablets) to provide health care, substance abuse counseling and behavioral health services remotely. This has been a hot topic as of late, and for good reason, it...
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A Grim 2020 Year-End Outlook Reflects The Crushing Collision of Opioid Deaths and The...

It's Time For A National Focus. Massive job loss, treatment disruption, prolonged social isolation and deepening hopelessness have derailed many struggling to find recovery. After nearly a year of pain, the crisis is getting worse.
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America’s Opioid Epidemic

The national opioid epidemic is now front and center in American media and the government's agenda because it has exacted a heavy financial and social toll. Its affects have been (1) mentioned in the...
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Carfentanil: The Elephant Sedative Killing People

Carfentanil. If there was ever a drug designed to wreak havoc - this is it! Only 5 milligrams (about 1/16th the size of a baby aspirin) is strong enough to take down a one-ton Buffalo...

Addiction Treatment: East vs West

Global News​ I think we all have a pretty good idea about basic addiction treatment in America.  Sure, we wish it could be made more widely available and provide a higher rate of relapse...
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Recovery: What Does It Mean?

You might think the definition of "Recovery" should be fairly straight-forward, particularly for those of us in the addiction treatment community.  After all, it's at the heart of what we do and is the...
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