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The Piper Must be Paid, Sooner or Later

America has been using more substance during the COVID-19 pandemic, a result of increased stress and isolation. We are starting to glimpse the repercussions of these dynamics. There is early…
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Why The Workforce Needs People In Recovery From The Disease Of Addiction

Entrepreneur and Executive Director of “More Than An Addict,” Tori Utley gives a Ted Talk on why people in recovery from the disease of addiction should not be declined jobs.…
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Virtual Reality: Is Peer Support Tele-Health the future of recovery support?

Representatives Tony Cardenas (CA-29) and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Virtual Community Support Act last week. The act is aimed to strengthen community-based and peer support services virtually both during…
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Words Matter

The words we use can leave a long-lasting impression on someone.

Why Do We Need Overdose Reversal Drugs on College Campuses? Do College Students Even Do Drugs?

The Opioid Overdose Prevention on College Campuses bill, also known as Senate Bill 367 was recently introduced by California Senator Melissa Hurtado. According to the Senate Bill 367 fact sheet,…
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Last but Not Least: Finally, Funding Support for Families!

A piece of legislation calling for funds to be provided for family-based support resources for those impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) is being introduced in the United States Senate…
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The Addiction Recovery Community Unites for National Change!

This week, 37 addiction recovery advocacy organizations sent out a letter urging Congress to establish a dedicated Center for Addiction Recovery at The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This…
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Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

Article originally appeared in Counselor Magazine, June 2018. Posted here with permission. For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity,…
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Breaking the “Body Brokers”: What we can learn from one California non-profit that stood up to the addiction patient kickback business in its state

In every industry there are those who play dirty- those who overprice, undersell, undercut, and diminish the value of the work in general.  The grifters, the shysters and the ones…
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Can Recovery-Friendly Communities Be Founded Upon Prevention?

Historically, prevention activities have been seen as the early off-ramp for potential addictive behavior. It has been seen as the circuit breaker to the development of addiction; the promise of…
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