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What is Happening to Medication-Assisted Treatment During COVID-19

The opioid epidemic now exists alongside a pandemic. Most forms of substance use treatment are affected by COVID-19. All addiction treatment is important. For someone receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), continuing is even more crucial. Being forced to stop MAT suddenly can cause dangerous withdrawal.   Prevention Point, a Philadelphia non-profit in a neighborhood heavily impacted by…

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In the Spotlight: Marc Wiltshire’s Recovery Story

Marc Wiltshire is the Director of Regional Alumni Services and Community Outreach for Amatus Recovery Centers’ Georgia facilities. Originally from New Jersey, Wiltshire comes from a family with a long history of addiction and recovery. His mother is a substance use and mental health counselor. His father passed away with more than 22 years of…

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In the Spotlight: Matt Bohannon at Blueprint Recovery Center

Matt Bohannon is a Behavioral Health Technician at Blueprint Recovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Bohannon remembers that from an early age he had trouble fitting in with his peers. He experienced a lot of fear around what people thought of him. This anxiety is what first brought him to using…

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What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

The stereotype of alcoholics is well-established in our media-driven culture. Alcoholics are portrayed as people who drink to excess, act out, and bring pain to themselves and their families. This stereotype isn’t always accurate. The “high-functioning alcoholic,” someone who hides their addiction well so that not even loved ones recognize it, is a real phenomenon.…