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Shame and embarrassment are two negative emotions often felt by someone new in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction. Lasting Recovery’s highly qualified clinical staff help group members to see their similarities in order to elicit honesty and spur real healing for their clients. Lasting Recovery utilizes positive motivation and esteem building approaches to help …

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“We reach a national crisis of use when opioids get into the hands of people who they are not intended for. That puts the responsibility on the person who is prescribed opioids to use them properly, not share them with others, and discard leftovers appropriately.” ~Dr. Rabia Atayee, Pharm. D., BCPS, Associate Clinical Professor in …

The post How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Prescription Drug Abuse appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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“Reducing the number of excess tablets won’t end the epidemic, but we believe it will help rein in the problem.” ~ Purdue Pharma In a surprising reversal of their earlier policies, drug giant Purdue Pharma announced that it will discontinue promoting prescription opioids to doctors. The company also fired more than half of its sales …

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“More cautious prescribing for acute pain will help prevent people from becoming opioid-addicted. Efforts to get the doses down will save lives.” ~ Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University and Founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guided by the American Medical Association, federal recommendations, and state laws, doctors are …

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“The CHP has lost one officer, another is in the hospital with two broken legs, and two others have been sent to the hospital, all because some drivers chose to be irresponsible.” ~ Chief Ernie Sanchez, CHP Golden Gate Division In response to the increasing frequency of officers being struck by vehicles –five within the …

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“Folks that are desperately addicted, folks that are looking to stave off withdrawal symptoms will do whatever it takes sometimes, really extreme things.” ~ Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Family and Children’s Association A surprising new trend is happening among opioid addicts—the misuse of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication to get high. In fact, the abuse of loperamide has …

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Lasting recovery is the top-rated outpatient addiction recovery center in San Diego and demonstrate the 5 signs of quality treatment for you or someone you know who is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.  The following questions about quality treatment are from:  SAMSHA – Subatance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You can use these …

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Lasting Recovery has been named on of the three best rated addiction treatment centers in San Diego, CA.  The following is the message form Three Best Rated: “We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our …

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“It has been very difficult to reduce heroin-seeking and-taking in an animal model because heroin is such an addictive drug, but the results here are very impressive. This is the type of preclinical evidence that one needs, in order to start testing this strategy in humans.” ~ Dr. Olivier George, Associate Professor, Committee on the …

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“Before initiating a new opioid prescription, patients should be screened for past or current tobacco use and past or current substance abuse.” ~ Dr. W. Michael Hooten, MD, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. A new Canadian study has found that when smokers cut back on their daily cigarette total, they also are able to reduce their …

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