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2 The unique challenges of addiction treatment for homeless populations

The unique challenges of addiction treatment for homeless populations

June 4th, 2015

An INTERVIEW with Santa Barbara Rescue Mission about the best practices in addiction treatment for homeless populations. More here.

Morgan Freeman on smoking marijuana and legalization (INFOGRAPHIC)

Morgan Freeman on smoking marijuana and legalization (INFOGRAPHIC)

June 3rd, 2015

"Never give up the ganja" and "No. I don't smoke a lot" says Morgan Freeman. Read more of his own words regarding drug use and marijuana legalization, here.

3 Negative effects of Xanax on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Negative effects of Xanax on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

June 1st, 2015

Long term effects of Xanax on the brain can be severe. Here's a brief synopsis of potential problems Xanax can cause to the brain for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT!

53 Enabling is not helping! The secret to helping an addict

Enabling is not helping! The secret to helping an addict

May 31st, 2015

How do you really help an addict? We review some effective tactics here.

29 Does methadone help with opiate withdrawal

Does methadone help with opiate withdrawal

May 30th, 2015

Yes, methadone lessens the symptoms of opiate withdrawal blocks the effects of opiate drugs. More on how methadone can help with withdrawal here.

4 What can you do when you hit rock bottom with alcohol or drinking?

What can you do when you hit rock bottom with alcohol or drinking?

May 29th, 2015

Hitting bottom is different for everyone. But where can you go when you're finally ready for help? Five (5) tips here.

13 Does Suboxone help with opiate withdrawal?

Does Suboxone help with opiate withdrawal?

May 27th, 2015

Yes. Suboxone can treat opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opiates. More on this type of medication assisted treatment here.

Addiction and long term recovery

Addiction and long term recovery

May 26th, 2015

Recovery is not a sprint! In order to succeed we must learn to pace ourselves and prepare for what lies ahead. Tips here on how to apply self-restraint, trust, and a willingness to hang in there for the long haul.

Effects of heroin on sex and pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Effects of heroin on sex and pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

May 24th, 2015

Heroin use affects male and female reproduction. How serious can those effects be? A visual GRAPHIC for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT OUT and use for class or office.

2 Teen drug use in school

Teen drug use in school

May 23rd, 2015

Studies show that nearly 3 million teens are using drugs during the school day and the majority of teens report that they know which of their peers is selling drugs. More on this trend here.

5 Does naltrexone get you high?

Does naltrexone get you high?

May 21st, 2015

No, you cannot get high on naltrexone; the opioid medication does not psychoactively affect the brains of people who are taking it. Read more here.

Does Subutex help with cravings?

Does Subutex help with cravings?

June 2nd, 2015

Yes, Subutex works to stop cravings, block withdrawal symptoms, and prevents “dope sickness” as well as the euphoric “high” from heroin and other opiate based drugs. More on how Subutex works here.

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What is day treatment for substance abuse? INTERVIEW with Fountain Recovery

May 28th, 2015

Q&A with industry experts from Fountain Recovery, a day treatment facility in Livermore, CA. More about day treatment and best practices for substance abuse here.

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1The 9th Step: When making amends goes wrong

The 9th Step: When making amends goes wrong

May 25th, 2015

A bit of experience, strength, and hope when it comes to people NOT accepting amends. More on the 9th step in the 12 step program here.

1Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

May 22nd, 2015

Is medication assisted treatment substituting one addiction for another? Do they get in the way of true recovery? A myth-busting guest piece from Mark O'Brien of the Legal Action Center here.

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