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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Increased by 78% in Utah

There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans currently suffering from an opioid use disorder, and the government has deemed this a public health emergency. Prescription opioid overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years and unintentional overdose deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Roughly 91 Americans die each day…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment: How We Can Help

At Recovery Ways, the therapeutic team takes a Dual Diagnosis approach to treatment. Dual Diagnosis Treatment emphasizes that a person has a mood disorder (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) and a substance use disorder simultaneously. When this happens, it is common for the person to struggle to understand the relationship between the two…

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Addiction & Depression

Addiction & Depression There is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They say that mental health disorders patients are accountable for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. A big cause of this is patients trying to self…

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Complex Addiction

Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription…

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Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment

Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment During addiction treatment the patient becomes more aware of their addiction, the reasons behind their addiction, and more mindful of their feelings. Many people kept journals or diaries as children but often stop when they become adults and are faced with other responsibilities such as school, work,…