Treatment

Basics

Can Addiction Be Cured?


For some diseases, there is simply no known cure. In such cases, a regimen of medical treatment is needed in order to sustain quality of life, or to sustain life itself. Addiction is a brain disease, diagnosed as severe substance use disorder. Can addiction be cured? Not at present, though researchers are working on it. However,

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Treatment

Finding Hope For Opioid Addiction


In the news, there are stories of terrible suffering from the epidemic of opioid addiction afflicting the nation. But there are hopeful stories, too. For example, the fire department in one hard-hit community opened up their stations to those experiencing substance use disorder. They applied their responsibility as first responders to the crisis and gave

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Addiction, Case Studies, Drugs, Relapse, Treatment

Happy Renewal Year!


A vintage illustration of the holiday season’s end depicts a wizened old man alongside a diapered baby. These are classic representations of the year almost gone and the new year aborning: Out with the old, in with the new. Painful memories can make the holidays a time of despair, but we shouldn’t allow the past to

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Drugs

What You Need to Know About Accidental Overdose


On April 21st 2016 Minnesota and the rest of the world listened in as the shocking news of Prince’s sudden death spread across news outlets. The sky began to erupt in dark clouds, and thick heavy raindrops fell through the city of Minneapolis as we mourned with the rest of the world, a life gone

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Addiction, Treatment

The #1 Reason You Need To Get Sober


Are you the funny guy at the party? A few drinks or a couple of hits and you capture the attention and the gaze of all the guests, captivating them with your hilarious stories and unabashed boldness. Or maybe you are the strong one for your family, taking care of all the details, making sure everyone else

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Relapse

Five Key Tools For Successful Recovery


The doors open and after thirty days in a treatment center, away from family, work and life it is no wonder most patients simply want to get on with life in sobriety. Patients longing to begin a fresh start. But many begin in the unreliable pink cloud of recovery. But there is another cloud waiting

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Treatment

The Healing Effects of Acupuncture


Being in the present moment can be terrifying for many. Especially when the brain is used to artificial stimulation from substances. Yet, mindfulness practices, such as acupuncture, can be the balm to the weary soul of an addict. Research on mindfulness-based relapse prevention, offers hope even for addictions with the lowest recovery rates, such as opiate

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Treatment

When The 12 Steps Don’t Work For You


Is it called “soda” or “pop”? Depending on where you are from will determine how you refer to it. Many will argue and claim the highest authority that one is better than the other. One is right and the other is wrong… But what if they are both soda AND pop? Dialectical Behavior Therapy would

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