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All the latest news and information about opioid use disorder. Plus, information and encouragement on your path to recovery. We can help you get your life back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entering treatment is a big deal and with it comes a lot of questions. Here are the ones we hear most often.  Opioids attach to receptors in the brain. Once attached, they block pain, slow breathing, and produce a calming, anti-depressing effect. This video helps explain how it all works:

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Guest Dose With Us

Guest Dose With Us!

Whether you are visiting from another city, state, or country, we are happy to accommodate you when you travel. To ensure your visit with us goes smoothly, there are things you should do in advance. 1. Notify your home clinic Notify your home clinic of your plans to guest dose

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The Cost of Treatment

Addiction has its share of constant companions. Financial ruin is just one of many. Having an addiction to opiates is horrible on its own. It’s physically and emotionally destructive, bankrupting people in more ways than just their bank accounts. When it comes to finances, most people addicted will be quick

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What Will Your Rock Bottom Be?

The lowest point, the worst of the worst, the ‘rock bottom’. Call it what you will, many people who suffer from addiction have a personal story of landing at a place so low, there’s no further place to fall. People have told us… “I lost my marriage and then lost

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Facing The Fear: Choosing Recovery

Are you standing at a crossroad between addiction and recovery? If you’re like most people, there’s an internal dialog of fear going on in your head right now as you read these words. What if this treatment doesn’t work? I can’t endure the excruciating withdrawal symptoms again. How am I

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What’s It Like To Be Addicted to Opiates?

 “If they can choose to use, they can choose to stop.” We hear that a lot. But what if that statement is incorrect? What if a person addicted truly cannot stop?  If you’ve never experienced addiction, we have an illustration we’d like for you to consider, but before we do

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Sober Summertime

Summertime is here, and you’ve probably already been invited to several parties and get-togethers where friends and family may be celebrating with drugs or alcohol. This can make sobriety difficult. To avoid a relapse, use summer to deepen your recovery by engaging in fun activities that improve your well-being, relationships,

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The Truth about Opiates and Opioid Addiction Recovery

The first truth about opioid dependence or addiction is there is no one truth for everybody.  Each body is different. Each reason for dependence is different. Were there bad choices? Or no choice? Was the pain unimaginable? So painful someone couldn’t go on without hurting themselves in the long run?

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