family therapy in recovery

Family Therapy in Recovery

Family Therapy in Recovery Family therapy in recovery has played a central role in treating substance abuse. Family work has become a strong and continuing theme of many treatment programs for many reasons. For starters, the family has likely suffered from and in some cases, possibly attributed to a person’s addiction even if unintentionally.  Therefore,…

medication-assisted treatment improves outcomes

How Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes

Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes Opioid overdoses cause one death every 20 minutes. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) improves outcomes, even more so when a treatment regimen that consists of a combination of psychosocial therapy MAT. Thus far, it has proven to be the most effective intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). In fact, studies have shown…

MDMA for treating alcoholsim

MDMA For Treating Alcoholism

MDMA For Treating Alcoholism MDMA for treating alcoholism is now being examined for its effectiveness in combating this disease. In discussing the mechanisms of action of MDMA it is importantto stress that there remains a lack of scientific consensus around it’s pharmacology. MDMA as most people know is the substance known as “ecstasy” in street…

Rochester Drug Cooperative

Rochester Drug Cooperative: Opioid Investigation

The federal government on Tuesday charged a major drug distributor — Rochester Drug Cooperative – for the first time for its role in perpetuating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic. Rochester Drug Cooperative faces charges for conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the federal government — after the company didn’t report thousands of suspicious orders of…

opioid lawsuits

Opioid Lawsuits: What’s Next?

Opioid Lawsuits: What’s Next? Purdue Pharma, facing a mountain of litigation linked to the opioid epidemic, filed for bankruptcy in New York this week. The OxyContin manufacturer and its owners, the Sackler family, have offered to pay billions of dollars to cities and counties hit hard by the addiction crisis. But that’s not good enough…

what is addiction

What Is Addiction?

What is addiction? Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to…


Consequences of Addiction

We Look at the Consequences of Addiction The consequences of addiction go far beyond things like strained relationships and health risks. In fact, studies show how addiction leads to all sorts of unsavory consequences. The addiction epidemic remains the root of the crisis with no meaningful end in sight. Even in 2010, well before the…