Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery

August 9, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Prevalence of Heroin Overdose and Long Term Consequences of Abuse

Heroin addiction is one of the most life-threatening addictions in the world, killing almost 50,000 in the US in 2014, with over half of those overdose deaths involving multiple drugs combined with heroin. The biggest risk factor for heroin overdose … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

The goal of drug and alcohol rehab is to help addicted individuals stop drug use and maintain sobriety while also learning the skills needed to cope with family, workplace and societal interaction. It’s crucial that the individual find a rehab … Continue reading

May 10, 2016
by Staff Writer
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CVS Announces ‘Narcan Without Prescription’ in Two States

In April of 2016 CVS made the announcement that it will make the medication naloxone (an anti-overdose antidote for opioid abuse that has saved many lives) available without a prescription in two states, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. This is a … Continue reading

January 11, 2016
by Staff Writer
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NIDA’s Dr. Phil Skolnick Discusses Intranasal Naloxone

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Director of the Division of Therapeutics & Medical Consequences, Dr. Phil Skolnick, gives an overview of the Food and Drug Administration-approved intranasal naloxone.

December 29, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Deadly Record of Heroin/Fentanyl Overdoses in Manatee County

The year 2015 sadly left behind many victims in Manatee County, Florida, where over 150 people died from heroin overdose in 2015, which is an estimated doubled increase since 2014. Both heroin and fentanyl are being widely abused in different … Continue reading

August 6, 2015
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Myths of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, known as MAT, is the use of medications such as buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone, which are combined with behavioral therapies and counseling in order to provide the patient with an all-around integrated treatment program. … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
by Lets-Do-It
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Common Questions Asked About Heroin Addiction

Is there a misperception of heroin addiction and abuse in the public eye? If so, what are the consequences of that misperception? Often, the public perceives heroin addiction and abuse as a moral failing. Due to these opinions, it becomes … Continue reading

March 23, 2015
by Lets-Do-It
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What Happens To The User’s Body During A Heroin Overdose

Heroin is one of the top leading killers of illegal drug users, and an estimated 1 in 10 heroin overdoses results in death. As heroin deaths continue to be on the rise, in 2011 the National Institute on Drug Abuse … Continue reading

January 14, 2015
by Lets-Do-It
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Abuse of Prescription Pain Medications Risks Heroin Use (NIH)

Description of Infographic In 2010 almost 1 in 20 adolescents and adults – 12 million people – used prescription pain medication when it was not prescribed for them or only for the feeling it caused.  While many believe these drugs … Continue reading

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