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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Since its introduction in 1989, the National Recovery Month held every September marks the celebration of the efforts made by those in recovery from addiction and the professionals making their recovery possible. It also provides an opportunity for the general population to learn about substance use disorders. There are several ways for you to mark…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is dual diagnosis treatment? It is a form of diagnosis and treatment for co-occurring disorders such as drug or alcohol addiction and mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression. Addiction treatment centers in Maryland use dual diagnosis to help clients manage their mental health condition while overcoming their addiction. While the concept of…

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Common Myths About Drugs

 Pop culture, societal acceptance, social media, and the entertainment industry have all contributed to myths about drugs, leading to a significant increase in overdoses, addictions, and substance abuse. With all the misinformation in the mainstream media, it isn’t easy to separate the myths from the truth. Teenagers and adults who continue to use drugs and…

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

As the name suggests, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication—often in combination with behavioral therapies—to treat addiction. This involves using medications like Suboxone, Methadone, Vivitrol or others to block some of the effects of addictive substances, prevent withdrawal symptoms, or reduce cravings. Medication-Assisted Treatment is most often used for Opioid Use Disorder or…