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Tucked along the Mississippi River on the western edge of Tennessee, Memphis has a rich cultural history with deep roots in music, American literature and the fine arts. Since it was founded in 1819, Memphis has been the hometown of award-winning actors, Nobel laureates, renowned athletes, politicians and prominent figures in American history. As such, […]

You’ve most likely heard of acupuncture, but did you know that there’s a specific type of acupuncture that helps people in recovery? Acupuncture detoxification, also commonly referred to as the “NADA protocol” or “acudetox,” is highly effective as a complementary therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan and is used in a variety of healthcare settings […]

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Going to addiction treatment at a drug rehab facility is difficult for everyone, but teens trying to overcome addiction face a unique set of challenges. While addiction treatment programs and sustaining a life in recovery are large enough obstacles, those who struggle with substance abuse in their teen years also juggle the added tension of […]

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During the past decade, white Americans have been the driving force of the heroin epidemic that grips our nation.1 That’s according to an original investigation just published in JAMA Psychiatry. In the massive study of almost 80,000 respondents, heroin prevalence increased five-fold over an 11-year span, to about 1.61 percent of the American population. But […]

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What Is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome? Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, is a combination of symptoms that a newborn exhibits soon after birth as a result of withdrawal from being exposed to drugs, traditionally opioids, while in the mother’s uterus. Though NAS is often associated with heroin, it’s important to remember that there are many different […]

A 2011 study revealed that more than 23 million Americans aged 12 and older needed rehabilitative services to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. With close to 10 percent of the population suffering from addiction, it could be argued that more people would be sympathetic to this public health crisis. Instead, people who are addicted to […]

Implementing healthy new habits is one of the most effective ways to prevent relapse. Choosing to pursue a positive distraction, such as a new hobby or passion, can help limit negative behaviors long-term. Many turn to various forms of creative arts for therapy, such as music, dancing, art and fitness. Learn more about art therapy […]

Addiction is a lonely disease. It robs people of human interaction by encouraging them to sabotage their relationships and isolate themselves. However, even though recovery is supposed to be a time during which a person regains his or her health and identity, there’s actually some loneliness that’s inherent to the recovery process, too. To someone […]