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2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides a clear picture of substance use and behavioral health issues within the United States. Since the program began in 1971, the use of drugs and alcohol and the incidence of behavioral health issues has …

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Tom Davis

Tom’s Story of Recovery: “There is hope and you can get better.”

Tom grew up in a blue-collar, working class family and can trace alcoholism back to his great-great-grandfather. When he was 14 years old, he discovered alcohol at a family party and immediately liked the way it made him feel, “I no longer felt alone. It gave me confidence, I felt like I was the life …

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Jake Nichols_National Recovery Month

Jake’s Story of Recovery: “It is absolutely worth it.”

Jake grew up in a large and loving family, always did well academically, and had a great group of friends. He started experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a young age and vividly remembers thinking that he finally felt normal for once in his life. Things progressed through high school and got significantly worse during …

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Sara Flathers, National Recovery Month Video

Sara’s Story of Recovery: “I didn’t know my life would get a lot more rich.”

Sara discovered alcohol at a young age and immediately liked how it made her feel, “it helped me feel confident when I didn’t feel confident, and it helped me fit in when I didn’t fit in.” Sara’s disease progressed through her twenties when she started exploring other substances, but when the consequences of her addiction …

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Andy Thomas

Andy’s Story of Recovery: “It’s a process of allowing yourself to be open to help.”

From a young age, Andy always felt like he was a little bit different than his friends. It seemed like everybody else had gotten a manual on how to live life that he didn’t receive. This feeling combined with a significant childhood trauma led him to seek relief from his pain, and he found it …

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National Recovery Month 2020

Recovery Gives You The Ability To Be Who You Truly Are

If you’re struggling with substance use, you are not alone. Millions are affected by substance use disorder (SUD), and the global pandemic has brought on new and daunting challenges for the recovery community. However, it’s important to remember that among those affected by SUD are many who have restored their health and are living each …

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Social Distancing when Community is the Cure

From primary care visits to behavioral health, social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has driven rapid adoption of telemedicine across healthcare. Companies providing telehealth and digital support services have been inundated with requests to get their products up and running quickly, and where these capabilities already exist, utilization is increasing. Much of this adoption is …

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Watch: Substance Use Treatment and Recovery during COVID-19

Across healthcare, organizations are adjusting to the new normal presented by COVID-19. In this discussion, our panelists offer diverse perspectives and firsthand insight into the pandemic’s profound impact on addiction treatment and recovery. See below for more details and access to the recorded conversation.  Panelists: Michael P. Frost M.D., FACP, FASAM Dr. Michael Frost is …

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Words Matter

Words Matter. Especially When it Comes to Addiction.

Words are powerful. Help reduce negative stereotypes about addiction by changing your language. Although there’s been a concerted effort to bring awareness to the importance of person-first language, stigmatizing language related to substance use disorders is still widely used in our communities, perpetuating negative perceptions of those suffering from addiction. In a recent post on …

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