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Achieving Success in Drug Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery can be challenging. Deciding that you need help is just the first step in finding meaningful recovery. Once you make that choice, you must look for ways to maintain your sobriety. You’ll need to establish goals and create strategies that support your success. That’s something you will start in the drug addiction treatment…

Carrie Fisher

Star-Studded Addictions: Carrie Fisher

Actor and writer Carrie Fisher—best known for playing Princess Leia in the Stars Wars movies—spent her life destigmatizing addiction and mental health disorders. She approached her own addictions and bipolar disorder with total honesty and a sense of humor. Fisher said she used the opioid Percodan to “dial down” her manic episodes.[1] “I mean, that’s…

COVID-19 “Long-Haulers” Receiving Potentially Addictive Prescriptions

We’ve written about the collision of the COVID-19 and opioid epidemics. Now, there is a new intersection between the two.   Long-Haulers Receiving Prescriptions at Higher Rates More than three million people who have had COVID-19 are considered “long-haulers,”[1] meaning their symptoms linger for weeks or months after first becoming infected. In order to treat these…