Cost of Treatment

What Is the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

Problematic use of alcohol or other drugs results in adverse health consequences and serious social concerns. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of persons with substance use disorders seek treatment. Addiction treatment costs depend on several factors, and it is critical to know the type and severity of addiction illness in order to access suitable treatment services. Substance use in the US remains widespread, costing the nation over $600 billion every […]

Ketamine

What is Ketamine?

Overview Ketamine is a popular club drug that got its start in the 1960s as an anesthesia medicine during the Vietnam War. Today, it is making strides as a popular drug for treating severe depression, but is it safe? Ketamine and the Brain It’s essential to understand how ketamine works in the brain. Once ingested, […]

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Ketamine – Is the 1960s Anesthesia Medicine Safe?

Ketamine is a popular club drug that got its start in the 1960s as an anesthesia medicine during the Vietnam War. Today, it is making strides as a popular drug for treating severe depression, but is it safe? Ketamine and the Brain It’s essential to understand how ketamine works in the brain. Once ingested, ketamine […]

Stay sober this summer with these tips

Tips for Alcoholics to Stay Sober This Summer

The arrival of summer brings warmer temperatures, which makes it perfect for outdoor events, such as weddings, backyard barbeques, and staff retreats. It’s a time when people will serve beer, wine and liquor and other beverages to celebrate with their loved ones. While this may not seem to be an issue for some people, it […]

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The Teenage Brain – What to Know

Just like anyone who has raised children through adolescence, I have occasionally stood, scratching my head and looking at my kids after they’ve said or done something I found exasperating, and wondered, “What is wrong with that kid’s brain?”  If you have too, I have a possible answer for you.   The good news is that […]

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The Truth About Kratom

Kratom is gaining popularity among users for boosting energy levels, but safety concerns also are increasing. Increased energy levels, mood enhancement, pain reliever, and an antidote for opioid withdrawal are some of the benefits users talk about when discussing Kratom. It’s flooding the health news and being stocked on the shelves of vitamin stores, but […]

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Q&A with Dr. Taylor on the Opioid Takedown

On April 17th, 2019, the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in 7 states as part of the largest government takedown during our National Opioid Epidemic. The charges were for illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Among the defendants were 53 doctors, pharmacists, nurse […]

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Opioid Takedown

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in 7 states as part of the largest government takedown during our National Opioid Epidemic. The charges were for illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Among the defendants were 53 doctors, pharmacists, […]

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Mental Health, Illness and addiction

Mental illness presents when someone displays mild to severe disturbances in their thoughts or behaviors. These disturbances often result or present themselves as an inability to cope with life’s daily routines and circumstances. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness; the more common types are depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, anxiety, and schizophrenia. […]