Controlled Substance Diversion—esp. Opioid Drug Thefts—in U.S. Hospitals on the Rise: Multiple Studies and Reports

A four-year study and a number of reports by healthcare organizations, including The Joint Commission (the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare), as well as an NPR report (Oct. 2020), point to a substantial increase in hospital drug thefts, tied to healthcare workers struggling with substance use disorders. According to a…

The ABCs of MAT—Medically Assisted Treatment—including Commonly Used Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder (Alcoholism)

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol—either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependency/alcoholism—Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) may be the “game-changer” to consider. MAT is, in essence, the use of medications combined with behavioral therapies to help people recover from any substance use disorder (in this case, alcohol use disorder). Numerous research studies have…

4 Activities You Can Add to Your Recovery Routine to Improve Your Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health

Often enough, those of us who strive to live a “clean-and-sober” life wonder to ourselves, “What more can I be doing to strengthen my recovery foundation?” And it’s actually a fair question to be asking regularly, especially if we’re in the first year of our recovery. Given how a substance use disorder had taken over…