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Medication Assisted Treatment: Cure or Crutch?

Since the advent of methadone, medication assisted treatment has been the subject of much scrutiny. Although progress continues to be made with the use of medication to treat alcohol and opioid dependence, many questions still remain. Research has confirmed the effectiveness of such medications in combination with a comprehensive treatment program, but many people in…

Embrace Recovery

Can Motivational Interviewing Help An Addict Who Is Willing to Embrace Recovery?

Helping a friend or family member who struggles with addiction can be a balancing act between your desires for their recovery achievements and what they desire to achieve for themselves. It is common for this balancing act to be evident during interventions. When we are finally able to speak with the person about the destructiveness…

Cory Monteith Overdose

Cory Monteith – Another Amazing Person Lost After Battling the Disease of Addiction

It has been announced that the unexpected death of Cory Monteith was alcohol and heroin related. The Glee star passed away Saturday, he was found dead in his hotel room by the staff at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Foul play has been ruled out, and according to the Express – British Columbia Chief Coroner Lisa…

Matthew Perry Friends Addiction Sober House

Matthew Perry Converts His Malibu Home into a Sober Living Center for Men

Matthew Perry’s contribution to the world didn’t end with the conclusion of the popular sitcom Friends. He is now extending his talents into the arena of addiction recovery. After his own battle with addiction, Perry has decided to team up with interventionist and addiction specialist Earl Hightower to transform his Malibu home into a place for…

Heroin and Painkillers

Every Heroin Addict I Have Met in Recovery Started by Using Prescription Painkillers

Addiction to prescription painkillers is an epidemic in the United States and around the world, and it’s no surprise when we take a look at the statistical information around how often these drugs are prescribed. Along with this serious problem comes the concern for heroin addiction. When the prescriptions run out and the doctor hopping…