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The Dangers of Secondhand Drinking

We have heard about secondhand smoking for decades now, as it claims the lives of 41,000 people each year in the United States alone. But we have not heard nearly as much about secondhand drinking despite the millions of people it affects on a daily basis. Secondhand drinking, while it might sound strange, is a … Continued

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Coping With Grief While in Recovery

Everyone experiences grief at some point in his or her life. Loss is a natural part of life, as people pass on and things of importance can leave us. Many people grieve the loss of someone or something and then move on with their lives. Others, however, can become trapped by grief, struggling with the … Continued

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What is the Abstinence Violation Effect and How Can it Hurt Recovery?

Being in recovery from drugs or alcohol addiction teaches people many things, including some of life’s most important lessons. As people progress in their recovery process, they will learn more about themselves as sober individuals, allowing them to truly flourish as substance-free people. This does not mean there is a straight line to successful recovery. … Continued

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Q & A: Buprenorphine and Sublocade

Each year, the opioid crisis claims more lives in the U.S. than car accidents. Just as most people have either been in a car accident or know someone who has, most people are either addicted to opioids themselves or know someone who is. This is a glimpse into how pervasive this epidemic is. While the … Continued

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Vivitrol Treatment in Louisville

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and is home to more than 600,000 people. It is known nationwide for hosting the Kentucky Derby in May of every year and for the production of the infamous Louisville Slugger baseball bats. And while this city is viewed as one of the greats in the country, it … Continued

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Types of Mental Illness Common with Drug Addiction and Their Signs

Drug addiction is an insidious disease that can bring users to their absolute “rock bottom” and then some. Regardless of the drug being abused, those trapped in the cycle of addiction experience physical, mental, and emotional effects that can completely alter the course of their lives. Even though each individual drug user experiences his or … Continued

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Fentanyl Takes the Top Spot as Louisville’s Deadliest Drug

The United States is in the midst of a public health emergency as the opioid crisis continues to claim the lives of people in every corner of the country. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the nation’s opioid problem as being an epidemic in 2011, the public has gone from abusing … Continued

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Beechland Baptist Church Battles Stigma of Addiction with 2018 Addiction Summit

Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville had a busy summer, planning its first Addiction Summit to raise awareness of substance use disorder in the local community, counteract the stigma of addiction, and educate the public about the nationwide opioid epidemic. “The idea behind the event was, you can’t force someone into recovery, but you can build … Continued

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Beacon House Rep Explores Link Between Addiction and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a violent crime, one that imposes serious health concerns not only on its victims, but on whole communities. While some might think that human trafficking only occurs in Third World countries, it is surprisingly prevalent in Kentucky, due to its association with substance abuse, which has ravaged parts of the Bluegrass State. … Continued

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Kentucky’s Work Requirements for Medicaid Coverage: What It Means for Addicts

Earlier this year, Kentucky became the first state to win federal approval to impose work requirements as a condition of its Medicaid coverage, possibly complicating the access that Medicaid enrollees in the state have to addiction treatment and other services. Over the next few weeks, beneficiaries of Kentucky’s Medicaid program between the ages of 19 … Continued

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