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Addiction Counselor Creates App To Save Lives

Recovering from addiction requires the help of an active support community, family and friends. But not everyone who needs this kind of assistance has the support systems in place. This is why Lucien Izraylov, an addiction counselor who is also a recovering addict has created an app that can help those without support structures to

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Recovery Coaches Work to Fill Treatment Gaps

There is still an opioid problem in America, but there’s also a problem with access to the health care required to fix the addiction epidemic. Opioids are such a problem that South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Alaska, Virginia, and Massachusetts all issued a state of emergency declaration in the past few years. However, funding

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Prison Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Leads to 60% Decrease in OD’s

This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Gina Raimondo's took a tour of the facilities for inmates and people involved in the post-incarceration program. Gov. Raimondo then participated in a roundtable discussion about the state's medication-assisted treatment program. Introduced in 2017, the program offers inmates in the prison system, also called AC)

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Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations Jumped 245% in 7 Years

An alarming uptick of amphetamine use, such as crystal meth and speed, has quietly taken center stage for some hospitals also struggling with opioids abuse. Between 2008 and 2015, Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245%, according to the American Medical Association’s latest report. The increase is a startling reminder that the addiction epidemic isn’t isolated

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Meth is Becoming a Crisis in America, Too

While the opioid crisis is currently raging, a resurgence of methamphetamine use also looms in the background. While it hasn’t been publicized in many cities, meth use is rising. And in Michigan, County Prosecutors have declared its use a crisis. Meth, Ice are Getting Stronger Meth has also gotten stronger in Michigan and other states

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