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What is Vivitrol?

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in this country. Thousands of people abuse opioids and thousands of people overdose and die because of opioid use each year. Opioids affect the nervous system by attaching themselves to opioid receptors and reduce the perception of pain. They come from the opium poppy with morphine being the active substance.… Continue Reading What is Vivitrol?

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Depression and Addiction

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common and serious mood disorder that often coexists with drug addiction; sometimes as one of the root causes, while other times as a result of substance abuse. It affects how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading Depression and Addiction

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Railroad Workers and Addiction

According to internal federal documents obtained by The Washington Post, drug testing in 2016 showed that almost eight percent of railroad workers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, cocaine, morphine, and OxyContin. The number of drug-positives test obtained after accidents was ten times higher than ten years ago. In 2014 the number… Continue Reading Railroad Workers and Addiction

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Benefits of Physical Fitness In and After Treatment

A big part of recovery treatment is physical fitness and staying healthy. Along with the healthy meals planned for you during treatment there is scheduled time for physical activity. Every day includes a structured time for fitness and exercise, with a therapist involved to help you design an appropriate program for your needs. Exercise is… Continue Reading Benefits of Physical Fitness In and After Treatment