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Amid a deadly global health crisis, we continue to contend with an addiction epidemic in the United States. In more than two decades, U.S. public health officials haven't made remarkable headway in ending the scourge of opioid use; the same is true for other drugs...

During these unprecedented times, there is a fear of soaring rates of suicide, drug and alcohol use and related deaths amongst experts. The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other public health crisis and many of America’s most vulnerable are at significant risk of harm. Many...

Americans talk a lot about what constitutes an essential service amid a pandemic. Grocery stores, pharmacies, car dealerships, and gas stations are several examples. There are, however, other necessary services that are less spoken about, such as addiction treatment and intervention. It's been over three months...

At Whitman Recovery Service, the thoughts and prayers of our addiction intervention team go out to the millions of people across the globe who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. In a matter of months, we watched the number of cases spread from Wuhan,...

None of us have ever dealt with a public health crisis of this magnitude. Therefore, many Americans lack the ability to cope with the feelings that arise from a pandemic. People with behavioral health disorders like alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder are particularly...

Older people in recovery are probably familiar with the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY), and their hit album Déjà Vu. Right now, you may be wondering what a 50-year-old rock album has to do with addiction, intervention, and recovery? Most people are unaware that...

In 2016, 11.5 million people self-reported having misused prescription opioids during the previous year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were about 2.1 million Americans who met the criteria for an opioid use disorder (OUD) during the same year. The exact...

If someone you love – a close friend or family member – is in the grips of the progressive disease of addiction, then please do not despair. There is a light at the end of the tunnel for men and women battling alcohol or substance...

Behavioral and mental health intervention and treatment services save lives. Those who find the courage to seek help and have access to it can turn their lives around. People do not recover from addiction and mental health disorders on their own; when left untreated, the...

Each day, countless spouses or parents have one of the most challenging conversations a person can have with a loved one: a discussion regarding alcohol or substance use. Sometimes these dialogues or informal interventions have promising results: their loved one opts to seek the assistance...

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