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NJ Gives $8 Million For Opioid Addiction In Prison

The state of New Jersey will provide 7.8 million dollars to county jails to support the opioid addiction crisis that has wiped over the state. This money will also help inmates who are released from jail to continue treatment for their opioid addiction as individuals who are released from jail.  Reintegrating into society can be […]

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Opioid Use During the Holidays

For those who are struggling with an active opioid use disorder, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time. Opioids are strong painkillers that can cause a lapse in judgment and extreme grogginess, which can cause an individual to skip out on the holiday season altogether. Individuals who are actively using opioids may not remember […]

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Recovery During the Holidays

There is no holiday party so vital that you should risk your sobriety. Contrary to popular belief, the holidays do not have to revolve around alcohol, and no matter where you are in your recovery journey, honoring your recovery during the holiday season should be your priority. The holidays might remind you of past trauma, […]

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Vivitrol in Substance Abuse Treatment

Vivitrol is the pharmaceutical brand name for the injectable and oral form of naltrexone. Vivitrol is used to help treat opioid abuse disorder and alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone, the main ingredient in Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. This will cause the individuals to experience opioid […]

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International Awareness Overdose Day: August 31, 2019

Of the 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the United States in 2017, more than 43,000 involved opioids. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held Aug. 31 each year to remember those gone too soon from overdose deaths. Opioids are the leading cause of drug overdose in the United States. Preventable opioid overdose deaths increased by 14% […]

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