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You Are Not Alone

On the first week of October each year, we recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week and aim to create community awareness to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Recovery Is For Everyone

National Recovery Month is observed each year in September to help educate the public about the benefits of evidence-based treatment and recovery services. As this month comes to an end, we must remember that for those with substance use disorders, the path to recovery is

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U.S. Opioid Overdose Epidemic Continues to Evolve and Grow

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new study1 that confirms an increase in drug overdose deaths in 2017 compared with the previous year. The study reveals that of the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, 47,600 (67.8 percent) involved opioids, representing

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Marijuana: An Alternative to Opioid Therapy?

The use of cannabis as an alternative to opioid therapy is gaining serious consideration. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is still a federal Schedule I drug, meaning it is an illegal drug considered to have a high abuse potential and no medical use. However, acceptance

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States are Taking Steps to Address Opioid Use in Workers’ Comp

Opioid misuse and abuse is a long-standing and growing concern for workers’ compensation payers. Appropriate monitoring of injured worker compliance with a given treatment plan is an essential missing piece of the treatment puzzle. The Official Disability Guidelines and the American College of Occupational and

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