A study published recently in the Journal of Social Work in Public Health showed that even opioid users, who come to rehab with even greater challenges than users of many other substances, fare well and maintain recovery after treatment. The research, by Foundations Recovery Network clinician Siobhan A. Morse and others, found “More similarities than […]
To those naïve about addiction, the words “heroin” and “suburbs” may not seem to go together. But in fact, it’s the perfect marriage – a marriage made in hell. It’s a connection fueled by ample resources, stigma and easy access to the drug hubs of major cities. Some of the nation’s most severe heroin epidemics […]
Although rates of addiction are higher than they’ve ever been, the vast majority of the population still has a very poor understanding of how addiction works and, further, very little desire to understand addiction better. Most people believe that when an addict is unable to remain sober after treatment, it’s due to the addict’s lack […]
Thanks to the candor of subjects interviewed in a new survey about painkillers, we now have even further evidence of just how addictive opioids are. What’s disturbing is that while most said their doctors warned them of the potential for addiction, they did not discuss how to wean their patients off the drugs to keep […]
The chronic nature of opioid relapse, and a reluctance of many addicts to seek help, means a new, comprehensive approach to treatment is needed. Researchers often say an opiate addict’s best chance at long-term recovery includes medication-assisted therapies, such as methadone or buprenorphine as well as psychological treatment.