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Addiction After Retirement

In the U.S., nearly 2.5 million people 65 and older are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Technically known as the elderly population, this group of individuals faces unique challenges and experiences that lend themselves to the development of addiction. Unlike young adults or even middle-aged adults, the elderly population more frequently experiences physical pain and … Continued

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History of the Serenity Prayer

Within the recovery community, there are countless sayings that are used to offer encouragement and understanding, or provoke thought and action. From everything to “keep it simple” to “this too shall pass”, those in recovery utilize words to continually inspire them to better themselves along their journey. While some sayings are more popular than others, … Continued

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Opioid Alternatives for the Recovering Addict

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This number represents a whopping 20 percent of the country’s entire population who are experiencing conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic back pain caused by another existing issue. Neuropathy, meanwhile, keeps people tossing and turning throughout the night, … Continued

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Q & A: Buprenorphine and Other Oral Forms of MAT                 

Q: What is MAT? A: Medication-Assisted Treatment—MAT for short—is a type of addiction treatment that incorporates medications deemed appropriate by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid addiction into a treatment plan that contains more commonly used therapies, such as group counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. The goal of MAT is to help … Continued

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Vivitrol Treatment in Elizabethtown

The opioid crisis that the U.S. faces did not appear out of thin air. Since the 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies gave prescribers the green light to provide patients with opioid-based medications (despite knowing they were habit-forming), the number of people getting addicted to opioids has steadily increased. Today, not only are millions of Americans continue … Continued

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Sales Reps Ignored Gross Negligence of Practice in Tennessee Pain Clinics

Today’s opioid crisis is unlike any other public health crisis the state of Tennessee has ever seen before. Thousands of people die each year in Tennessee from opioid related overdoses, never mind those who lose their lives to complications caused by opioid addiction. In fact, approximately 1,776 people died of opioid overdose in Tennessee in … Continued

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