NIH Plan for Long Term Addiction

Couple enjoying the new year Every day in the United States, more than 130 individuals die from an opioid overdose. [1] While there are effective treatments available for opioid dependence, less than 10% of people who need treatment actually receive it. [2] According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of people dying from opioid overdose began a steep [...]
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Best Practices for Residential Rehab

Asian American Woman learning about Residential Rehab One of the more difficult challenges in recovering from a substance use addiction is choosing a treatment program. Rehab takes place in a wide variety of settings across the country, from high-end facilities to more hospital-like institutions. In the process of browsing through brochures at your counselor’s office or looking at photos of serene settings [...]
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Suicide and Opiate Abuse

sad lady looking out window In the 2018 remake of the movie A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper plays country music star Jackson Maine. His performance won public and critical acclaim for a man spiraling down with depression, anger, and substance abuse as his partner becomes a star. The film successfully portrays the dangerous combination of mental health, substance abuse, [...]
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Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

Father And Teenage Son Hugging - Addiction Hope A lot is going on in adolescence. During these years, tremendous changes are happening in the body and brain, not to mention the sexual, social, relational, and spiritual awakenings. Sadly, teen prescription abuse is often a part of adolescence as well. Daniel Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of [...]
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