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Opioid Addiction Treatment Requires a Team Approach

Opioid Addiction Treatment Requires a Team Approach

No opioid addiction treatment plan succeeds alone. It is always a team effort. The opioid addict cannot be trusted to do it on their own.…

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Substance Abuse Treatment: Opioid Addiction and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on opioid users as overdoses in the United States have increased by 18% since quarantine orders were issued in March.…

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Opioid Addiction: Why Do Users Have Cravings?

Addictions to anything-drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling-are quite serious. Every addiction has its own craving.  When it comes to opioid users, their cravings are massive and…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment: Methadone vs. Buprenorphine

Opioid addiction is increasing as millions of American citizens are using it to alleviate pain. According to US drug overdose statistics:  The death rate from…

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Methadone Treatment: 5 Things to Know

Opioids are in the news. From the news conferences to talk shows to television dramas, opioids and the people affected by them are getting a…

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Substance Abuse: What is “Whole Person, Whole Life Treatment”?

There are many ways to treat substance abuse. In fact, there are probably as many different treatments as there are substances. Some substance abuse treatments…

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Interview: Alfreda Patterson, Substance Abuse Counselor

Ms. Alfreda Patterson is a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Concerted Care Group in Baltimore, Maryland. She began working at CCG in 2015. Her personal…

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Inside Baltimore City

Today the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take a step in a positive direction to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The…

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