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Choosing the Right Drug Treatment Facility

August 18, 2017 2:34 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Sign pointing the way to a drug treatment facility.

The Huffington Post recently ran an article about the how to identify an ethical drug treatment facility, which turned out to be a rather accurate and illuminating piece. The explosion of substance abuse and addiction in America has, unfortunately, created a cottage industry of lesser-qualified and ill-equipped drug treatment facilities. While it’s important that patients […]

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It Can Happen to Anyone: Nashville Mayor Mourns Son after Drug Overdose Death

August 8, 2017 3:46 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry after losing her son to drug overdose.

Last month Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her son, Max to drug overdose. In the weeks since suffering this incomprehensible tragedy, she has emerged with renewed ambition to prevent her son’s death from defining his life while helping other parents cope with their children’s substance abuse in hopes of shielding them from similar outcomes. She […]

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Presidential Commission Suggests Declaring National Emergency to Deal with Opioid Epidemic

NATIONAL EMERGENCY red Rubber Stamp over a white background.

This Monday a commission led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the request of President Trump delivered a report outlining the scope of opioid addiction in the United States and possible solutions to dealing with this public health issue. Among the most eye-catching suggestions is the proposed declaration of a national emergency to grant […]

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True Blood Star’s Death Highlights the Enduring Stigma of Addiction Recovery

July 17, 2017 3:31 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , ,

Earlier this month, actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role on HBO’s True Blood, died from complications due to alcohol withdrawal. His death is resonating through Hollywood and reigniting the conversation about the stigma of drug and alcohol dependency that prevents so many from getting the help they need. Ellis is one in a […]

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Is Probuphine Treatment Right for Me?

Probuphine implant.

In May of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever six-month buprenorphine injectable implant in the hopes of helping patients successfully recover from long-term opioid dependency. Since its introduction into the treatment landscape, more and more patients have been asking their doctors and treatment professionals if Probuphine is right for them. Like all other […]

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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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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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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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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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