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Category: Addiction

Fentanyl Deaths in One California County More Than Doubled in 2020

Harrowing facts detailed as the estimated numbers have come out on how many people died from a fentanyl overdose in Santa Clara, California. The number of individuals who died from…
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Data Shows Record-Breaking Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

Representative David Trone has released a statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing a record-breaking spike in drug overdose deaths in the last twelve…
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Craving and Relapse Prevention Based on the Gorski Model, Part III of VI

In part three of this six-part series, we will continue our discussion of setup behaviors that lead to the craving cycle. Remember that, despite its danger, many alcohol and drug…
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Trends in California Drug Overdose Deaths

The below policy brief shows some statistics on how the California overdose rate has been skyrocketing these last few years. Fentanyl has played a large part in the rising rates…
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Truth in Advertising: We Must Eliminate False Advertising and Marketing in Addiction Treatment!

People living with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their families are a vulnerable population that can unfortunately be taken advantage of by unethical treatment facilities. Senate Bill 434 (SB…
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Addiction Neuroscience 101

Dr. R. Corey Waller goes into great detail on the neurology of addiction. He explains the levels of dopamine for motivation for someone who does not do drugs, and then…
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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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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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