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Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

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Overview: The COVID pandemic has led to innovations in substance abuse recovery, including wider availability of telehealth visits, bridge clinics, and programs designed for harm reduction that make getting medications — including buprenorphine and naloxone — easier to get and use at home. The COVID pandemic has made the problem of substance abuse even worse than…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in December 2020 that drug overdoses rose in the latest reporting period, with deaths hitting an all-time high of 81,230 for the 12 months ending May 2020, an 18.2 percent increase. While the reasoning for the increase in overdose deaths is not fully known, the CDC attributes at…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Video conference.

Change is always hard for those in recovery, and COVID has brought rapid and ongoing change, most of it negative. It’s no wonder that overdoses have hit new highs in 2020 after several years of decreases. Not only has the pandemic stripped away the things that help to stabilize people struggling with substance abuse like…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog

Substance addiction

Overview: Grief can lead to substance addiction for some people as they try to cope with loss by numbing their minds or distracting themselves from their feelings. Studies support this link. Substance use can prolong the grieving process and prevent people from learning better coping skills.  There Are Many Types of Grief The past year…

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Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

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Many people who have substance use disorders experience social stigma caused by negative perceptions and misconceptions about substance abuse and rehabilitation. The social stigma may cause them to avoid treatment because they don’t want to be seen in a rehab center or to look their primary care physician in the eyes and tell them that…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

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Knowledge about substance use disorder and its treatments is always advancing. Choosing a rehabilitation program that adheres to the latest and most effective treatment practices can lead to improved outcomes for people struggling with addiction and the people who love them. As part of its Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

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Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Stay home and save lives sign.

Social distancing is considered to be one of the best defenses against the spread of COVID-19. However, the isolation it leads to is not without consequences of its own. While all people are impacted by pandemic-related social distancing requirements, experts say that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) and those who are homeless face unique…

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Category: Abuse, Abuse, Addiction, Blog

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When COVID-19 first reached pandemic proportions earlier this year, Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) warned that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) could be hit particularly hard by the virus. Now, research published in the academic journal, Molecular Psychiatry, confirms Dr. Volkow’s prediction to be true. While…

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Category: Abuse, Abuse, Blog

Substance misuse

Prescription opioid and heroin misuse affects millions of Americans every year. Unfortunately, the prevalence of opioid use and misuse is on the rise. You may have heard the words “dependence” and “addiction” to describe this growing public health problem. While these terms are related, they are not interchangeable. Here’s a closer look at the difference…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog

Two teens vaping.

The teen years are often thought of as a time for experimentation. Unfortunately, this can be a damaging perspective when it comes to experimentation and drug use. Why? Because what many people assume is a passing phase can easily turn into drug abuse and addiction. Vaping, in particular, represents a new threat to the health…

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