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Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts

They’re not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven’t lost everything while chasing an insatiable high. They are functioning heroin addicts — people who hold down … Continue reading

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THE ROLE THAT KINDNESS PLAYS IN HEALING FROM ADDICTION

I always try to instill three important principles to my staff from what I learned when I was a patient over 30 years ago. I will do whatever I can to provide patients I work with all the information they … Continue reading

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Only 10% of alcoholics get meds to treat addiction

Only 10% of alcoholics get meds to treat addiction Ask the average person how to treat alcoholism, and they’ll probably describe an AA meeting or maybe a 30-day stint in a fancy rehab center. What won’t leap to mind, even … Continue reading

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Health Law Could Overwhelm Addiction Services

Health Law Could Overwhelm Addiction Services It has been six decades since doctors concluded that addiction was a disease that could be treated, but today the condition still dwells on the fringes of the medical community. Only 1 cent of … Continue reading

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