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My Journey with Porn Addiction Relapse and Recovery

Because the average layperson can grasp the idea that addiction is a disease, much of the attached stigma is being lifted. In fact, the idea of an afflicted person overcoming their chemical demons and living a happy and productive life is such a romantic notion that dozens of movies have been made with just that plot line. It is a well-deserved source of pride when a person can say, “I’m in recovery.” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with histories of drug addiction who are not currently using and are instead rehabilitated are [...]

Northpoint Recovery – Currently Participates in the following Insurance plans and Networks:

In an effort to make high-quality drug detox and addiction treatment available to more people, Northpoint Recovery is working hard each day to get in-network with more insurance companies. Northpoint Recovery works with many insurance companies managing in-network and out-of-network coverage. Northpoint Recovery Currently Participates in the following Insurance plans and Networks: 6 Degrees Bingham Direct Blue Cross of Idaho BrightPath Cigna Compsych First Choice Health First Health Idaho Physicians Network MH Net Mountain Health Co-Op MultiPlan Pacific Source Health Plans SelectHealth USA MCO “Get your loved one the help they need. Our substance use disorder [...]

The Portland Oregon Drug Problem – Addiction Statistics You Need to Know

The Portland Oregon drug problem is scary, and identifying the true scale of the substance abuse problem here is key if effective remedies are to be found. Here is a sobering look at addiction in Oregon. “What many don’t realize is that someone with a serious addictions disorder is going to have their body fall apart in a relatively short period. They are going to become disabled, if they don’t die first. They’re going to end up costing the taxpayer an enormous amount of money treating their serious health conditions, and then they are [...]

How Big Pharma is Paying Kickbacks to Opioid Recovery Advocacy Groups

Why Big Pharma Donates Money to Opioid Advocacy Groups It raises questions when nonprofit opioid advocacy groups are being funded by pharmaceutical companies. These nonprofit organizations are set up as a way to protect patients’ rights. They also work hard to ensure patients get excellent care and treatment. There are many types of patient advocacy groups. However, those who help addicted patients access opioid drugs for treatment are under speculation. New research has shown that many opiate advocacy groups are receiving funds from drug companies. This is a serious conflict of interest that must be [...]

Overdoses and Fraud Within the Florida Model of Rehab

Drug Overdoses and Insurance Fraud Within the Florida Drug Treatment Industry Drug overdoses, deaths, and insurance fraud are rampant within the Florida model of drug treatment facilities. The Florida Model of Drug Rehab When this model first came about, it was done with the best of intentions. The goal was to help patients function within a community, without relying on drugs to do so. In many, this involves sober living homes that offer a safe living environment. Prior to this, patients attend an inpatient drug detox center, and then go on to inpatient rehab. Once [...]

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Going to Alcohol Rehab

Actor Ben Affleck Reports Finishing Another Round of Alcohol Rehab Addicted celebrities are certainly not news, but when big-name actors like Ben Affleck report that they’ve just finished getting alcohol treatment, the media pays attention. Ben reports having relapsed back into alcohol addiction in recent months, and this is not his first stay at alcohol rehab. News sources report that he completed an alcohol rehab in 2001. This latest bout of treatment took place almost immediately after the Oscar Awards. The question is, what is it that leads actors like Ben toward addictions? Actually, there [...]

Fentanyl in Washington State Endangers First Responders

“Whatever they’ve made, they’ve made it look like a manufactured pill. It’s actually kind of sadistic. People think they’re taking Oxycodone…But now people are taking just a couple milligrams and they’re either dying or needing to be intubated. They may truly think that they’re taking Xanax, but it’s either something that’s really concentrated, potent, or it’s something different.” ~ Dr. Marty Brueggemann, Chief Medical Officer at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency issued a nationwide alert calling fentanyl—an extremely powerful opioid painkiller—a threat to public health and safety. Now law enforcement [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day—Remembering Those Lost to Addiction

Every August 31 since 2001 has been set aside as a day to publicly memorialize lost loved ones who were taken by the illness of addiction—International Overdose Awareness Day. Boise, New York, Los Angeles, other cities around the world will unite with memorials, vigils, and educational events. The hope is to raise public awareness, so this tragedy might finally be ended. It is also a day to send a heartfelt message to anyone currently battling any substance abuse disorder—the misuse of prescription opioid painkillers, addiction to illicit street drugs, or even alcoholism – "Drug overdoses [...]

US Surgeon General to ALL Doctors: “I Need Your Help to Stop the Opioid Epidemic”

"Many clinicians have told me they weren't aware of just how bad the problem had gotten. Many were not aware of the connection between the epidemic and prescribing habits." ~ United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Citing an "urgent health crisis", the US Surgeon General has written a letter to every doctor, dentist, and nurse practitioner in America, in hopes of addressing – and turning the tide on – the nation's opioid epidemic. This is the first time that anyone in that position has attempted to reach out in such a universal, collaborative manner. [...]

Back from the Deep End – How Michael Phelps Went from Alcohol Rehab to the Greatest Olympian Ever

“I sent myself on a downward spiral. I think it was more of…of a sign than anything else. That I had to get something under control, whatever it was, I look back at that night and everything happened for a reason.” ~ Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps interview for NBC’s Today If – as he says – the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were Michael Phelps’ swan song, there could not be a more fitting goodbye. He was chosen to be a Captain of the American Olympic team and voted to be the [...]

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