Two Accredited Facilities, One Shared Vision

We are fortunate to live in the age of integrative medicine, a time when public health can really improve because we recognize mental wellness as the precursor to total health. If addiction or mental illness are addressed, the whole person can thrive because feedback from all systems is heard and felt. Not to mention, the […]

Opioid Overdose: A Prime Time Problem

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The Conners Spotlights the Opioid Overdose Crisis It started last season when the topic of opioid addiction took center stage on the hit show, Roseanne. In typical Roseanne Barr fashion, the show’s matriarchal character faces a controversial topic head-on after a real-life knee injury. Dating back to the original series, the show has been known for […]

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was launched to encourage Americans to share how this epidemic has affected their lives. The crisis […]

We want to get it off our chest — You deserve to be cancer free AND drug free!

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OCT Breast Cancer Awareness and Addiction: When One Disease Leads to Another Finding out you or someone you love has cancer is frightening. The emotional rollercoaster of understanding your diagnosis, treatment options and chances of survival is a challenging journey. All oncological treatments including breast cancer treatment are often unpleasant and painful, from radiation, chemotherapy […]

Opioid vs Opiate

What is an Opiate? An opiate is a drug created directly from opium.  Also, Opium contains chemical compounds.   What is an Opioid? Opioids can be drugs that derived from opiates or are chemically related to opiates or opium. Examples of opiates include morphine and codeine. Examples of opioids include some prescription painkillers, such as […]

Methadone Detox Treatment

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 Estimated one million people in the US with an addiction to opioids. Less than 20% receiving treatment. Fear of withdrawal during detox stops most. An estimated one million people in the US have an opioid addiction. Less than 20% receiving treatment. The fear of withdrawal makes kicking the habit seem near impossible for some, with […]