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Building A Solid Support System in Recovery

June 22, 2017 2:39 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Support System Sign Post

When we enter the early stages of post-treatment recovery, it’s the people around us that comprise our support system and will ultimately be our primary source of strength on some of our most vulnerable days. Despite it being a critical element of our continuing recovery, it can be harder than we may realize to find […]

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What Type of Addiction Treatment Program is Right for Me?

June 19, 2017 9:35 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , , ,
Addiction Treatment Program Doctor and Patient.

It’s a question every person entering treatment for addiction must ask themselves: What type of addiction treatment program would be the right fit for me? The answer to this question is contingent upon a variety of factors and should be considered closely before making a decision. The wrong facility or program can very quickly discourage […]

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Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?

Vivitrol used in medication-assisted treatment.

Medication-assisted treatment or MAT is a viable form of ongoing maintenance for a variety of substance abuse-related conditions, specifically opioid and alcohol addiction. Many patients experience considerable success managing their cravings and overcoming withdrawal symptoms with the help of these drugs. Doctors and clinicians are further innovating medication-assisted treatment by the day and expanding its […]

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Drug Overdose Now the Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

June 8, 2017 8:45 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , ,
Graves signifying deaths from drug overdose.

The Office of the Attorney General reports that fatal drug overdose rates hit a new in 2016. They also report that this year’s spike represents the largest single-year increase in American history. In 2015, there were approximately 53,000 fatal drug overdoses in the United States, up from the more than 47,000 the year prior. Preliminary […]

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Recovery Unplugged Attends NIH and Kennedy Center “Sound Health” Event

June 5, 2017 10:30 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Sound Health Ad

This past weekend, the National Institutes of Health and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts joined forces to present a first-of-its-kind exploration of the relationship between music and positive overall health. Recovery Unplugged had the privilege of attending Sound Health, an ongoing collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health, in […]

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New Book Offers Comprehensive History of the War on Drugs

May 19, 2017 2:45 am / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,
Assassin of Youth book chronicles the way on drugs.

Many people think that the war on drugs, as we know it today, started with Ronald Regan in the early 1980’s; however, the enforcement-first approach to dealing with substance abuse and addiction goes back almost 90 years. A new book explains the slow-acting genesis of the war on drugs and the cultural elements that led […]

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New Study Reveals Shocking Data on References to Drugs in Music

April 25, 2017 4:05 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , ,

Rock and roll and hip-hop have been closely linked to counterculture over the past few decades. They have developed an association with sex, substance abuse and violence, as have genres like heavy metal, jazz and other supposedly edgier categories. A new study, however, has many questioning their own conventional wisdom based on findings that country […]

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Misinformation Plays Significant Role in Texas Drug Epidemic

March 9, 2017 1:22 am / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,

It’s, frankly, little surprise that many healthcare organizations and state agencies would have a hard time keeping up with the glut of addiction-related fatalities consuming the United States. The reality is that this urgent and pervasive public health issue is growing faster than we, as a nation, can get our arms around it. The fact […]

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Are Recovery Schools the Wave of the Future for Juvenile Addicts?

February 21, 2017 4:47 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,

Addiction has many casualties. Depending upon when, in one’s life, substance abuse takes hold, it can take away any sense of normalcy that so many of us take for granted, including a decent education. Many parents of young addicts are forced to choose between their children’s education and their recovery. The Substance Abuse and Mental […]

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