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Guide for families: How to talk about addiction

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 2, 2019 11:47:50 AM

Seeing a loved one struggling with drug addiction and alcohol dependence is difficult. It’s normal to feel lost, disappointed, or frustrated. However, if you have a healthy family dynamic, having your support can go a long way in the recovery process. Talking about addiction in your family can help address the presence of a substance abuse disorder, potentially lead to treatment, and provide your loved one with much-needed support throughout their recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

Roadmap: Recovering from substance abuse

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM

If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse, what can be done to help? The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction is not always easy, but it is the first step towards a healthier life. With the right support and information, you will be better equipped to take the necessary steps to have a better life.

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Topics: Services, Substance Abuse, Counseling

How Vivitrol can help you on your road to recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

For those suffering from opioid dependence or alcoholism, the road to recovery can be full of challenges. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. There are addiction treatments that work and achieving recovery is possible. One treatment option  is medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Vivitrol. Vivitrol is a once-monthly medication that has been proven to be effective for treating alcohol and opioid dependence and can help prevent relapse after detox.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment, addiction recovery program

How alcohol addiction treatment works

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 31, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy

What are the signs of alcoholism?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 23, 2019 1:02:00 PM

Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence

Inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 30, 2019 12:59:08 PM

 

Addiction treatment looks different for every person. Some people struggling with addiction require inpatient treatment at a residential facility or drug and alcohol rehab center, while others are able to work towards recovery in an outpatient treatment program. Both have benefits and can help you or your loved one on the road to addiction recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, rehabilitation

What is Vivitrol treatment?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 19, 2019 3:24:49 PM

 

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, addiction therapy with Vivitrol may be a treatment option for you. Vivitrol is a prescription medication that is used as part of medication assisted treatment (MAT). It can help people struggling with addiction achieve and maintain their recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Recovery vs. Sobriety: What's the difference?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 11, 2019 4:22:01 PM

Drug and alcohol abuse affects nearly 22 million people in the United States. Did you know that 1 in 7 people will develop an addiction in their lifetime? Though recovery and sobriety are related, there are important differences you need to understand if you or a loved one is seeking substance abuse treatment and looking to achieve long-term recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences in more detail.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, rehabilitation, medication assisted treatment

Why are opioids addictive?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 9, 2018 2:13:08 PM

Opioid addiction - also known as opioid use disorder - affects 2 million people. Opioid drugs were responsible for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2016 and over half of drug overdoses involved opioids. So, what makes opioids so addictive?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Can Vivitrol treat alcohol addiction?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 1, 2018 5:12:05 PM

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a serious disease that affects 17 million people in the US. In fact, excessive alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that alcohol addiction, just like many other diseases, is treatable and recovery is possible. An addiction treatment program such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Vivitrol can help people struggling with alcohol use disorder leave a life of addiction behind.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

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