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It’s time to stop blaming doctors for addiction

Taking Back the Addiction Narrative It’s time to stop blaming doctors  for addiction. We have all heard the narrative about the opioid epidemic. The angry family members blaming their child’s problem on prescription-happy doctors, a sports accident, then suddenly they have become addicted to prescription opioids, the prescription ends, and now they’re using heroin. And,…

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Exercise and Drug Addiction

Food, Exercise and Drug Addiction: A strange combination Eating healthy, exercise and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination, however recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence, while healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended and could be very dangerous due…

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Depression and Addiction

What is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored and stigmatized. Depression can cause those affected to feel extreme sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, trouble sleeping and over/under eating. Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last…

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Medication assisted treatment is a controversial form of addiction recovery treatment. Naysayers will claim you are replacing one drug with another, while doctors and other medical professionals claim it is the safest and one of the most effective ways to help patients struggling with addiction. So, what exactly is medication assisted…