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Whatever You Need It to Be: Purpose and Benefits of Drug Rehab

September 19, 2017 3:42 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,

While its purpose is to address the behavioral aspects of drug addiction and to ultimately help patients develop healthy coping strategies to avoid relapse, drug rehab means different things to different people. Its definition stretches only as far as what patients need it to be. The reality is that avoiding further drug use in everyday […]

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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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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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