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Amid pandemic adjustments, clinics use medicine to manage opioid addiction

In the last week of January 2020, the Seaside Recovery Center, a clinic that uses methadone and other medication to treat people with opioid addiction, opened in the city’s south end. Less than two months …
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Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters for People with Addiction

Because addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder, patients commonly need repeated courses of treatment for sustained remission. This recent article from Forbes magazine illustrates how the language we use can help guard against the false perception that addiction is a moral failing or sign of weakness. Read the full article here.
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CODA Admissions Dept is standing by!

When we launched our Call Center a couple of years ago, we made it much easier for patients and their families to reach us and get timely treatment. Now CODA is building on that success …
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Excellent overview of opioid epidemic

This NOVA episode from PBS is one of the best of its kind. Join the many families, workplaces, faith communities and other groups who are getting together and watching this articulate and well-presented video.   …
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Substance use by young people

It’s a good time of year to check out the page on School and Campus health on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. SAMHSA’s stats and information on substance use and mental …
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Put your heart into it!

All too often, substance use disorders can be viewed as health challenges that exist separately from other conditions. SAMHSA (the federal Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration) has been a partner in the Million …
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Deadly synthetic opioid taking lives

A deadly opioid is causing a record number of overdose deaths in the Midwest. The drug is a synthetic opioid (meaning, it is made in a lab, not from poppies) called carfentanil, and experts say …
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Historic letter on opioid addiction

The epidemic of opioid use disorders is a subject that has been in the news nearly every day for months.  In what may be the most significant development in the public health crisis,  Dr. Vivek …
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Wise words from NYT Columnist

In his New York Times column “Heroin Doesn’t Have to Be a Killer” columnist Nicolas Kristof has again looked closely at an issue that is often overlooked, even by top journalists and medical writers. The …
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National discussion grows about Suboxone

A well-written article by writer Jason Cherkis on the Huffington Post site describes one man’s experience with heroin addiction and raises thoughtful questions about treatment options.