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

Enjoying Holidays Sober

7 Tips to Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a happy time, but it can also be a source of stress and isolation. Many holiday traditions involve the use of alcohol. This can be a struggle for people who are in recovery. Holidays can also bring up memories of loved ones who have passed

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What You Need to Know About Medicaid Redetermination

If you are a Medicaid enrollee, then you should be familiar with the annual renewal, or annual eligibility determination, process. However, the federal government put annual renewals on pause in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That temporary stop has been lifted, and in April 2023 the redetermination process

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Harm Reduction In America

Harm reduction is a proactive and practical approach to reducing the negative personal and public health consequences associated with “unpopular” behavior by improving policies, programs, inventions, and practices. When applied to substance use, harm reduction  acknowledges that completely abstaining from drugs is not a realistic solution for everyone. Its primary

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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

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.  How do opioids work? Opioids attach to receptors in the brain. Once attached, they block pain, slow breathing, and produce a calming, anti-depressing effect. This

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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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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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