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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
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What to Look for in a Quality Sober Living Home

A sober living home is an essential step between leaving an intensive substance abuse treatment program and reentering the world on your own.

Millennial Moms: Social Media Compulsion and ‘Oversharenting’

Many mIllennial moms have a social media compulsion often sharing many photos of their kids (oversharenting). We wondered how this affects their kids.
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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid...

First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.
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The Crisis of Under-treatment of Severe Substance Abuse Disorder

Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment. 
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Is Cryptocurrency an Emerging Behavioral Addiction?

Some experts have identified cryptocurrency, and the processes involved in obtaining it, as an emerging behavioral addiction.
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Why Alumni Support is Vital to Addiction Recovery

Data suggests that alumni programs & ongoing services are tied to reductions in substance use & ongoing psychiatric symptoms as well as higher completion rates for rehab.
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If You Believe These Addiction Myths, You Are Part of the...

Hyper-vigilant finger-pointing creates a culture that makes it hard for people to recover from addiction and reenter society without the permanent stigma of addiction hanging over their heads.
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Why We Can’t Punish Our Way Out of the Addiction Epidemic

More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction
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The Need to Support Students in Recovery on College Campuses

College is a time when young people begin to use or abuse substances. Collegiate recovery programs offer students in recovery organized, specialized support.
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Opioids in the Hospital: Relieving Pain, But Causing More Harm?

The addictive nature of opioids and the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities in America has been intensively researched and publicized, but there has...
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Double-Trouble: Why Dual-Diagnosis Matters in Addiction Treatment

Research clearly shows that the most effective treatment for dual-diagnosis is psychotherapy combined with medication-assisted therapy for addiction. In some cases, mental & addiction symptoms may respond to the same medications (eg, bupropion shows promise in treating depression & reducing methamphetamine cravings).