Is Drug Addiction a Disability in California?
Many people recovering from addiction may have issues with having a functional life. Getting sober isn’t easy, but it’s very rewarding. Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder (SUD), is […]
Assessment Tools For Opioid Use Disorder
Many assessment tools are used by treatment professionals to help a person first get sober from opioids. People working in addiction recovery use tools like the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale […]
The Link Between Trauma and Substance Use Disorder
People with substance use disorder often live with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Many people also have a background of trauma or other abuse in their lives. […]
Endocarditis and Opioid Addiction
The opioid epidemic has been growing and evolving since the 1990s, causing deaths and addiction in every community. Now, doctors say that alongside this addiction epidemic, there is increasing concern […]
HHS Lets Medi-Cal Recipients Get Treatment in Jail/Prison
Biden’s Health and Human Services agency has approved a plan by Medi-Cal to cover substance-use treatment for people who are incarcerated or otherwise involved in the justice system. This will […]
US Seized Enough Fentanyl To Kill Everyone in America This Year
The US DEA announced that authorities across the US seized enough fentanyl to kill everyone in America this year. Yet fentanyl still exists, is still a major problem, and is […]
Feds in California Target Dealers, Traffickers and High-Tech Fentanyl Sellers
California is home to drug use, but nothing is as pervasive in America now as fentanyl. Last year, according to the California Department of Public Health, preliminary reports found 6,843 […]
Millennials, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorder
Millennials have often been referred to as the “anxious generation.” There are many things in modern society to be anxious about. For Millennials, the financial crash caused instability. Graduating from […]
Harm Reduction vs. MAT: What’s The Difference?
Many people use different tools to get sober from addictive drugs. Many advocates work to get harm reduction initiatives in their communities. Many treatment centers offer MAT to help people […]
Person-Centered Therapy For Addiction
Person-centered therapy is a traditional therapy method used by many programs. The therapist’s role is to help clients understand why they use alcohol or drugs and how to overcome their […]
What Is An Addiction Medicine Physician?
Addiction medicine is a relatively new term that has been used widely during the opioid epidemic to describe doctors who help patients with substance use disorders. For many people with […]
What Is Therapeutic Communication?
Therapeutic communication describes communication techniques for clinical settings such as hospitals, detox, and long-term treatment. These techniques are client-centered, prioritizing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the people that […]