What are the Benefits of Choosing Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment?

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Thousands of people across the country leave rehab facilities every month. After successfully completing a rehab program and transitioning back to daily life after recovery is a delicate process. The fewer distractions and temptations that a person has, the better. Returning to “normal” life comes a range of stressors, including financial and family obligations. The…

Meth Use is Surging in the US…and No One Is Paying Attention

Opiate addiction isn’t the only problem facing Americans Between 2011 and 2017, deaths due to methamphetamine overdose increased more than fourfold.  Law enforcement officials in many cities have identified the drug as the biggest problem among their citizens.  Yet, almost all public discussion of drug use is about the opioid epidemic.  Federal and state funding…

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Paying for Their Part in the Opioid Crisis

Cracking down on opioid suppliers Though opioid deaths have subsided slightly from their record high levels in 2017, addiction and overdose are still sweeping the nation.  Thankfully, our city, state, and federal governments are fighting back.  Policy proposals have tightened regulations and increased the availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).  Our criminal justice system has begun…

Recovery, Not Relapse: Why States are “Sentencing” Drug Users to Treatment Programs

Is Addiction a Crime? America has been fighting a “War on Drugs” since the 1970s, with drug dealers and users alike facing strict criminal penalties.  Yet, opioid use and overdose have become a crisis despite the harsh punitive measures.  In an effort to prevent deaths from an opioid overdose, our federal government has proposed measures…

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