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“When people think about alcohol, they tend to think about two problems: addiction and drinking and driving. This [report] shows there is another big problem – you can die from alcohol itself.” ~ Dr. David Jernigan, PhD, Director, Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University While the US …

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Many people struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction are under the false impression that everything in their lives will be “perfect” when they quit drinking or using. Unfortunately, this is NEVER the case, and when they sober up and are still facing many of the same problems they were before, they are tempted to relapse …

The post Recovery is More Than Just Sobriety appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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Most people think of cocaine as a drug that was only a major threat in the 1980s, but the truth is that RIGHT NOW, cocaine is a bigger threat than you might imagine. Quitting this powerful stimulant is not easy, because strong drug cravings and other withdrawal symptoms can be too much to endure alone. …

The post A Timeline of Cocaine Withdrawal appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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“This exaggerated reward center stimulation by expectation of alcohol may put the [individuals with family history] at greater risk of alcohol use disorder and could be a risk factor in itself.” Dr. Lawrence Kegeles, MD, Ph.D., Columbia University In a brand-new study published in late May 2018, researchers at Columbia University have discovered that healthy …

The post A Family History of Alcoholism Changes the Brain’s Reward System appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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“Currently, there is a great demand for on-site drug testing. The high-performance chip we designed was able to detect cocaine within minutes in our experiments.” ~ Dr. Qiaoqiang Gan, PhD, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo A new weapon in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse …

The post A Chip to Sniff out Drugs? appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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Even though it is one of the older opioid medications, Dilaudid is not as well-known as newer painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin. But even though Dilaudid flies “under the radar”, it remains an extremely-powerful and addictive drug that carries a high potential for abuse and overdose. What Is Dilaudid? Dilaudid is the brand-name for hydromorphone, …

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In 2016, almost 2000 Californians died due to opioid overdoses. Knowing which areas of the state have the worst opioid death rates can be an important part of deciding where to focus efforts and allocate resources. With that in mind, here are the 21 zip codes that have the highest rates of fatal opioid overdoses, …

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This is the conclusion of a series listing the supportive medications that can be given to ease cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms during recovery from addiction. DISCLAIMER: This list is presented for information only. Before taking ANY medication, talk to your personal physician about your substance use to determine what actions are right for you. …

The post A Comprehensive Guide to Anti-Addiction Medications Part 4 appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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This is the third part in a series listing the medications that may be prescribed to support recovery from alcoholism, illicit drug abuse, or the misuse of prescription medications. DISCLAIMER: This list is presented for information only. Before taking ANY medication, talk to your personal physician about your substance use to determine what actions are …

The post A Comprehensive Guide to Anti-Addiction Medications Part 3 appeared first on Lasting Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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Because Medication-Assisted Treatment is the most-effective addiction recovery strategy, we continue presenting this list of medications that can help support a successful return to sobriety. DISCLAIMER: This list is presented for information only. Before taking ANY medication, talk to your personal physician about your substance use to determine what actions are right for you. Buprenorphine …

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