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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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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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Assessing The Lingering Emotional Trauma of the Manchester Arena Attack

May 24, 2017 2:45 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Recovering from the trauma of the Manchester bombing.

It’s been less than 48 hours since Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, detonated a homemade bomb outside Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande. In the hours following the attack, media outlets from all over the world have been reporting on every aspect of the story, […]

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Opioid Addiction Prevention Funding Quadruples in National Budget

May 3, 2017 4:30 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Stethoscope on dollar bills for opioid addiction prevention.

If you’re like many busy Americans, you probably haven’t had the time to comb through the many intricacies and fine points of the latest national budget to notice that it has dramatically increased funding for opioid addiction prevention. In fact, you’ve probably only heard partisan rhetoric about how either side bested the other during the […]

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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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Will Fentanyl Dealers Start Seeing More Accountability for Overdose Deaths?

April 13, 2017 6:14 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,

A Rhode Island woman was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder after she sold another woman fentanyl causing her to overdose almost immediately after the transaction. The woman who died thought she was buying heroin. The woman is the first in Rhode Island to be convicted of murder for selling drugs […]

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New Healthcare Bill Has Addiction Treatment Resources Hanging in the Balance

March 24, 2017 7:27 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , ,
ACA Treatment Resources

Kraig Moss was one of the most ardent Trump supporters that one is likely to find. The upstate New York resident, former business owner and amateur country singer even sold his construction equipment company, stopped making mortgage payments on his house and hit the road to support the current president during the campaign. All tolled, […]

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Is It Time To Adopt A State-by-State Approach to Addiction Treatment?

March 14, 2017 11:20 am / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

Yesterday it was announced that the American Addiction Treatment Association launched new industry regulations for addiction care facilities in the state of Michigan. Michigan is the ninth state in which AATA membership resources are available to industry professionals, sober/transitional living facilities, and addiction treatment centers. AATA has previously launched regulatory compliance resources in California, Arizona, […]

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