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Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable

Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable “Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable.” – Shannon Alder Contrary to what may be a stereotype, many people who come into treatment seeking recovery from a substance use disorder are highly intelligent, sometimes professionals with multiple college degrees and years of…

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Statistics & Treatment Options

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Statistics & Treatment Options   Given the unusual, often arduous challenges facing doctors working during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to best cope with stress is necessarily one dimension of life each and every physician must address. While healthy choices are certainly available to help you adapt to today’s more intensified…

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Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License? Common Misconceptions about Physician Health Programs, PRN, IPN and Substance Use Disorders “Impaired practitioners can easily lose their licenses through suspension due to not being willing to get help. Getting help quickly often prevents catastrophic career consequences. It is not getting help that causes the suspension, it is…

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What Is Amphetamine?

If you or a loved one struggles with prescription drug misuse, you may be wondering, what is amphetamine? Amphetamine, a powerful central nervous system stimulant drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated…

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What Is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine has been portrayed in movies and popular television shows, like “Breaking Bad”. It may leave you wondering, what is methamphetamine? Methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated…

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What Is Carfentanil?

If you or a loved one struggles with opiate misuse, you may be wondering, what is carfentanil? Carfentanil, a powerful opiate drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug use causes the…

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What Is Marijuana?

As marijuana use becomes legal as a medical option, people are beginning to wonder, what is marijuana? Marijuana, a powerful hypnotic drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and may raise or suppress appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug…