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‘Gray death’ is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

‘Gray death’ is the latest opioid street mix causing worry By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — May 4, 2017, 4:00 PM ET It’s being called “gray death” — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing … Continue reading

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Ways I Stay Sober Without AA

Ways I Stay Sober Without AA By Beth Leipholtz 04/12/17 There are many ways to recover from alcoholism without 12-step programs. Here’s how it’s worked for me. Four years ago, I got sober through an outpatient treatment program. The rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Opioid Poisonings Rise Sharply Among Toddlers and Teenagers

Note from CAP – Security of medication is so important, especially with children in the home! Opioid Poisonings Rise Sharply Among Toddlers and Teenagers By DONNA DE LA CRUZOCT. 31, 2016 The number of children being hospitalized because of prescription … Continue reading

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New York Times Opinion Article – Serving All Your Heroin Needs

Serving All Your Heroin Needs By SAM QUINONES APRIL 17, 2015 FATAL heroin overdoses in America have almost tripled in three years. More than 8,250 people a year now die from heroin. At the same time, roughly double that number … Continue reading

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There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment Dying To Be Free There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? By Jason Cherkis January 28, 2015 The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a … Continue reading

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Make sure you’re picking the right treatment for your addiction

Effective Addiction Treatment By JANE E. BRODY Countless people addicted to drugs, alcohol or both have managed to get clean and stay clean with the help of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous or the thousands of residential and outpatient clinics devoted … Continue reading

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Multimedia – The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Two doctors, Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz, Medical Director, Office-Based Opioid Therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center and Dr. Josh Hersh, Suboxone Certified Physician, Staff Psychiatrist at Miami University Student Counseling Service give an overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment including Buprenorphine (Suboxone), … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Support Grows In Congress for Overhauling U.S. Drug Laws

Attorney General Eric Holder questions the effectiveness of the war on drugs. Could this be the beginning of major drug policy reform? Attorney General Eric Holder Issues Major Sentencing Changes, Begins to Question War on Drugs   SAN FRANCISCO-In a … Continue reading

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Treatment of co-occurring disorders: Medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs

When patients with heroin and opioid addiction also have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, failure to identify and treat them as early as possible interferes with recovery. If you or a loved one is prescribed methadone or buprenorphine for help with their … Continue reading

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Would opiate addicts like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith be alive today if they had been in maintenance therapy with buprenorphine or methadone instead of focusing on abstinence-based philosophies?

Could Drug-Replacement Therapy Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Life? BY SACHA Z. SCOBLIC Philip Seymour Hoffman was an artistic icon and, for me, a sober icon. According to The New York Times, Hoffman had spoken of having 23 years of … Continue reading

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