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Non-Opioid Pain Reduction: 11 Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

No doctor can say, “No, you don’t have a headache.” Unfortunately some people take an unhealthy advantage of this, but what does this mean for people who do have chronic pain and need relief but ar…

Naloxone: The Lifesaving Tool Against Opioid Overdose

In recent years, the opioid crisis has escalated into a public health emergency, affecting not only our own here in Virginia but communities across the globe. This crisis is marked by a startling i…

Pets and Recovery: How Animals Aid the Healing Process

The concept of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) isn’t new. But how exactly can it be used for recovery? And what does the science say?

How Yoga and Meditation Take Relapse Prevention to a Whole New Level: A Holistic Approach

Yoga and meditation are two very effective forms of holistic treatment that have helped people with substance use disorders (SUDs) reach and stay in recovery. 

How Drug Use Hurts Your Family

The wide-spread use of drugs created a wealth of information about how specific drugs affect the health and well-being of users. These conversations look at the ways drugs negatively impact one’s p…

10 Tips for Staying Drug and Opioid Free During the Holidays

The holiday season is stressful for everyone. Our calendars are packed with holiday parties, family and friend get-togethers, shopping for gifts, and many more events that disrupt our normal schedu…

What Can You Do If a Family Member Has an Addiction?

Facing an addiction is a scary time, especially if the person suffering is a loved one. You are worried about their health and safety, how their addiction will impact your family, if you will be ab…

Drug Addiction in the US: How Bad Is It?

The Opioid Crisis. Wine Moms. Teens Using JUULs. We’ve all seen the headlines. Everywhere you turn there seems to be another study, article, or TV pundit talking about how bad the drug crisis has g…

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit 100,000 for the First Time in the U.S.

Drug overdose deaths hit a new high in 2020, with over 100,000 people dying across the U.S. – driven largely by the pandemic, which negatively impacted people in many ways. To put that in per…

Drug Addiction and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

The past year has been stressful on all of us. Faced with months of isolation due to the global pandemic, many of us have been dealing with a variety of mental health issues. Increased levels of st…