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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.

Fentanyl – Past, Present, and Future

If you’ve been paying attention to current events, odds are that you’ve heard about fentanyl and its impact on our skyrocketing rates of drug overdoses. (A useful medication when legally manufactured and dispensed under physician supervision, fentanyl can become extremely lethal when it’s in the wrong hands. Let’s take a

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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’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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