The Journey

Recovery is a journey, not a destination.

The Origins of Addiction

Addiction forever changes the lives of those affected by it, and those who witness loved ones experience it. The more we understand why it’s so powerful, where it comes from, and why it affects individuals differently, the better chance we have at fighting it.

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How to Solve the Opioid Crises

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Opioid addiction is driving the epidemic. The Public Health Institute believes that solving the opioid crisis will be a collective effort.

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Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction are often linked. Symptoms of depression can drive people toward substance abuse to help cope with their condition. However, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol usually leads to a downward spiral and addiction.

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Strategies

Coming off opioids is extremely difficult, but with a good strategy, it can and has been successfully done. Scientists and doctors that try to find new ways to help opioid addicts focus on finding treatments that are both safe and effective.

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Types of Addiction Treatment

Receiving treatment for addiction is the only proven way to break the cycle. In the US, about 8 percent of the population, or 21.7 million people, need or regularly receive treatment for substance use disorders.

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Understanding Opioid Addiction

To better fight opioid addiction, the first step is understanding what it is and how it works in the human body. Having an understanding of the mechanics of opioid addiction gives us perspective and empathy for those suffering from it.

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Managing Anxiety During Addiction Recovery

Addiction and anxiety go hand-in-hand. A lot of addicts use to control anxiety, not realizing it only leads to more anxiety. Alcohol, for example, changes serotonin levels and other transmitters in the brain, which can elevate anxiety.

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Opioid Addiction Symptoms and Solutions

Opioid Addiction Symptoms and Solutions

Opioids come from natural and synthetic painkillers derived or based on the poppy plant. Opioids are often prescribed by doctors to relieve acute pain stemming from injuries, surgeries, toothaches, or other medical procedures.

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How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction

If you or someone you care about is suffering from opioid addiction, seek help as soon as possible. Opioid addiction is a rapidly growing problem in the United States. In 2017 there were nearly 50,000 deaths from opioid overdoses.

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Opioid Crisis

Understanding the American Opioid Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose. The misuse and addiction to opioids have become a national crisis that is affecting public health and social and economic welfare.

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