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Army Sued For How They Discharge People With Substance Use Disorder

A lawsuit against the US Army alleges the military refuses to give people with substance use disorders honorable discharges. The result is the loss of federal benefits that would help them get treatment for physical and mental health issues. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday, seeks to help people with substance use disorder recover vital benefits

2022-04-30T01:00:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Using Therapeutic Digital Gaming and VR For Addiction

Many people learned new technologies on computers and cell phones during the pandemic. However, Zoom and other video sessions became indispensable for people in recovery, people with mental health disorders, and treatment professionals. Now, researchers want to take things a step further. They are currently working on creating therapeutic digital games and virtual reality simulations

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3 of 4 Addicted People Recover

Research analyzed by David Eddie, Phd. and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, shows that three out of four addicted persons recover. While there is still an epidemic of opioid addiction in the US, people are highly likely to seek treatment or recovery. Some are even able to

2022-01-21T22:58:14+00:00Tags: , , , |
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More Californians Are Smoking Fentanyl

Research from the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence helps medical, and addiction professionals focus on substance use trends and overdose patterns. For many years, the patterns revolving in these research areas stayed relatively the same, with some years with higher numbers across the board but no fundamental changes in which drugs were being used. That

2021-09-28T19:07:10+00:00Tags: , , , , |
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September is National Recovery Month

Every September, National Recovery Month takes place across the United States to help increase awareness of addiction and recovery. One major part of the mission is to educate people about the resources available to individuals with substance use problems and their families. We Are All in this Together No matter who you are or where

2021-08-27T20:40:43+00:00Tags: , , |
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Alcohol Addiction and MAT

There is approved and studied medication available for alcohol use disorder. However, these medications are rarely used, especially in the United States. Why is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) so underused in the US?   What the Research Shows on MAT and Alcohol Research shows that few people can access Medication-Assisted Treatment in Federal guidelines recommend using

2021-06-26T01:13:29+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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80% of People With Resolved Addiction Accomplish Life Goals

Do people achieve their goals in recovery? A new study from the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors looks at the lives of people who have resolved their addictions and data about their lifestyle, economic situation, and other factors of their life after addiction. The research,  primarily from people who joined 12-step groups, looks at the

2021-04-27T22:33:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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Wisconsin Offers Addiction Support in ER

Like many struggling states, Wisconsin is seeing more overdoses during the pandemic than it had for years. It was so bad that the rates doubled during the first six months of the pandemic. People were reeling, and the hospitals knew they needed to intervene and reach out to people at their low point. So they

2021-03-31T19:33:20+00:00Tags: , , , , |
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