IOP: The Role of Community in Addiction Recovery

As humans, we all have a natural need to connect and bond with others. When that bond breaks or is under-developed, there’s a greater tendency to develop unhealthy and destructive behaviors. In our hyper-individualistic and hyper-competitive societ

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FMLA and Addiction: Go to Treatment Without Compromising Job

Making the decision to go to treatment for your drug or alcohol dependence is an important first step towards living a healthier life. It is a difficult decision and there are typically some common barriers that prevent people from seeking the trea

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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016: Replacing Stigma with Hope

October 2nd-8th marks Mental Illness Awareness Week in the United States. During the first week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) raises awareness of mental illness. Each year, NAMI and participants all across the nation figh

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The New Face of Fentanyl Addiction: Kati’s story

At a visit to The Strip, one of Surrey, British Columbia’s most notorious drug hangouts, investigative journalist Eric Ranklin interviewed Kati Mather, a 22-year-old fentanyl addict. Ranklin, reporting for CBC News, describes Mather as seeming as t

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First Responder Addiction Treatment: Need for Specialized Treatment

For firefighters, police officers, combat veterans, and EMTs, witnessing violence, abuse, and death are daily occurrences. In order to cope with the stress of their jobs, many first responders turn to drugs and alcohol. First responders have high

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Holistic Drug Rehab And Alternative Therapies

The word holistic is often used in discussing a person’s health or treatment, but many people have a misperception of exactly what holistic treatment is. Holistic comes from a Greek word meaning “whole.” Rather than some far-out or weird defini

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Defining The Holistic Approach

Defining The Holistic Approach What is “holistic?” The word holistic is often used in discussing a person’s health or treatment, but many people are still uncertain exactly what it means.  The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos, meaning “entire” or “all.”  Rather than some far-out or weird definition, holistic treatment simply means treating…

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