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Opioids

Understanding Dependence Versus Addiction

Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.

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Opioids

For Pregnant Women, Stigma Complicates Opioid Misuse Treatment

In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.

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Covid-19

Opinion: The Opioid Crisis + COVID-19 = The Perfect Storm

How can the addiction treatment community continue to assist people who are now being left even more isolated and desperate?

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One Hit Away: A Memoir of Recovery

Even though I know a lot of junkies who walk these streets with no life left in them, this is the first dead body I’ve ever seen.

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Opioids

Preventing Opiate Dependency with Mindful Body Awareness

Imagine that you were only given one car this lifetime. One. You would think twice about how you took care of it. Our physical body is this one vehicle.

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Opioids

If Your Loved One Is Considering Sobriety or Newly Sober, Read This

It’s incredibly difficult to reintegrate yourself into society when you’ve destroyed your own support system.

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Covid-19

The Hidden Deaths Of The COVID Pandemic

A recent analysis predicted as many as 75,000 people might die from suicide, overdose or alcohol abuse, triggered by the uncertainty and unemployment caused by the pandemic.

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Book Excerpt

Intervention

I did not know that the next time I held her body, it would be chips of bone and gritty ash in a small cardboard box.

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Kensington

Pandemic Presents New Hurdles, and Hope, for People Struggling with Addiction

“There’s social distancing — to a limit…I think when someone’s life is in jeopardy, they’re worth saving. You just can’t watch people die.”

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Coronavirus Covid-19

What It’s Like to Be on Methadone During a Pandemic

Imagine the effect on society if the methadone clinics suddenly shut their doors? There would be rioting, robbery, and a lot of people going back to using illicit drugs just to be able to function.