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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.

Taking Steps Against Stigma

As part of our multi-part series examining stigma and its role in recovery, this blog tells about how the public is beginning to embrace abstinence over mind-altering substances and how the paradigm shift is inspiring some innovative business concepts. Now, more than ever, the world is finally making room at

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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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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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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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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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If Addiction Could Speak

If you’re in the thick of addiction right now, you know the voice of addiction. The one that says…  Here’s the thing: all of that, and the other things your addiction tells you, are all lies. The question is, how long will you continue to buy into it?  We want

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Drug Addiction Can Happen To Anyone

They may be in recovery, thinking about seeking treatment, or actively engaged in drug seeking behavior… but they are there, living in your corner of the world. The vast majority of them are nice people. Good people: People who never planned on becoming addicted. People just like you. She’s the

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