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By Jim Woods On the surface, it appears the US economy is doing well, with an unemployment rate around 4 percent.1 But with the opioid crisis affecting more and more Americans from all walks of life, it was only a matter of time before we saw it cause large-scale changes in the world of employment. […]

Okay, so let’s just be clear about this from the start: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never made anything. When they asked Michelangelo how he sculpted “David,” the famed artist answered with a shrug, “I simply chipped away the pieces that didn’t belong.” Anyone who wants to turn their life into a […]

By Sam Knight, Director of Community Engagement at Detox Local Throughout the country, average citizens and government figures alike are taking notice of the ever-growing opioid epidemic. After the New York Times published a study several months ago stating that overdose deaths rose nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, many people are beginning to […]

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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 […]


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 […]