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The Liabilities of Buprenorphine Treatment You Should Know About

Many families seeking addiction recovery for a loved one are told that medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine is the only way to go. It takes understanding the liabilities of buprenorphine treatment to know the answer.

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Ren in Recovery
May 4, 2020

Quarantined with Someone in Recovery? What YOU Can Do to Help Them Stay Sober

This is a difficult time for a lot of people. Unemployment is at record levels, and a health crisis is spreading across America. For those in recovery, tensions are likely quite high. What can you do to help your loved one stay sober?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
May 1, 2020

Tallahassee Mayor Withdraws from Public Life to Seek Addiction Treatment

Admitting to a drug problem takes courage. If there's a national spotlight on you so, doing so takes even more courage. One mayor from Florida's state capital just came forth and admitted to his drinking problem, effectively inspiring others who secretly struggle with addiction to do the same.

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Karen in Information on U.S. States
April 30, 2020

What is it Costing America to Treat Addiction?

Every State in the Union addresses the drug abuse and addiction problems in its own way. And every State racks up huge costs in doing so. How much are we actually spending on this problem? And what is the financial burden for each working American?

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Karen in Marijuana
April 29, 2020

What is Marijuana Commercialization? And What Happens When Marijuana is Commercialized?

What does it mean for an addictive product to be commercialized – in other words, manufactured and sold solely for the purpose of making profits? Is this a good idea or one that is destructive? We’ll provide the facts and you can decide.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
April 28, 2020

Methamphetamine Is Now Assaulting the Same Regions Crippled by Opioids

For the last decade, we’ve been focused on fighting an epidemic of opioid use and overdose deaths. While we were occupied dealing with that problem, methamphetamine has made a comeback. This should be a lesson to never get too fixed on one specific drug problem.

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Ren in Family Addiction
April 27, 2020

Struggling with a Drug-Using Loved One? You Have to KNOW WHEN TO DRAW THE LINE

When you’re dealing with an addicted loved one, there comes a time you have to draw a line to stop enabling and to help them stop their addicted behavior. When is the right time? How do you do it?

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Karen in Sobriety
April 25, 2020

Maintaining Your Recovery During Economic and Social Stress

Yes, it is possible to maintain your recovery, even if things around you are uncertain and upsetting. It mostly takes making the decision to start things moving in a more positive direction. If there’s any influence that’s likely to cause a person in recovery to relapse, it’s stress.

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Karen in News
April 24, 2020

New Report Suggests “Safe” Injection Sites Actually Increase Crime

Controversy has surrounded facilities established to give injecting drug users a safe space with medical supervision in which they can consume their drugs. Up to now, it's been hard to tell if they were truly beneficial or actually harmful. A new report from the Government of Alberta provides a possible answer.

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Ren in Sobriety
April 23, 2020

How to Stay at Home and Stay Sober—Ten Ways to Be Productive During Quarantine

These are harsh times for many Americans. For those in recovery, staying at home under quarantine can present all kinds of problems.

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