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As Northern California’s Premier Drug and Alcohol Rehab Recovery Center, we aim to provide you with current events and information on drug, alcohol and substance abuse to help you or your loved one on your journey to addiction recovery and long term sobriety.

Silicon Valley Substance Abuse Redux

Silicon Valley

Do the West Coast papers cover drug use in Silicon Valley to the extent that other publications do? Because it certainly seems to pop up in other media. Take microdosing, as an example. It’s a valid way to study the effect of a new medication on the body more safely than administering a full dose, […]

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Handling the Holidays When You’re Early in Recovery or Not Yet in Treatment

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The holiday season is a happy and fun time for some people, and an anxious and nerve-wracking time for others. Many people love this season—the decorations, the well-wishers, the parties, food—the list goes on and on. Of course, this time of year has it challenges, too, such as the unrealistic expectations, the fatigue that sets […]

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New Opioid and Fentanyl Strips Have Advocates and Critics

Fentanyl

Dsuvia There’s a new opioid in town called Dsuvia. It’s been all over the news lately, and it’s controversial.  An NBC News headline proclaimed “FDA approves powerful new opioid in ‘terrible’ decision.” The FDA was also accused of bypassing its own advisory process to approve the drug. This drug, which is 1,000 time stronger than […]

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Diversion Programs Instead of Jail

Diversion Programs Instead of Jail

The justice system has become a lot more just lately when it comes to people suffering from substance use disorders by offering diversion programs that allow people who abuse drugs and commit crimes to avoid jail time by attending treatment and engaging in long-term monitoring. Certain professionals such as police, doctors, and lawyers have their own […]

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Taking Drugs on the Job

Taking Drugs on the Job

With all the evidence available, there’s no denying some employees have used drugs while working, whether they shot up in a restroom, or popped a few pills at their desk, for example. An article in The New York Times holds that  ”As the opioid epidemic continues to rage…, the fallout is increasingly manifesting itself at […]

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ERs Are Stepping Up to Help With Addiction

Detox Centers in Northern California

Addiction Treatment Centers   Leave it to California to take the lead when it comes to a group of hospitals trying a new way of helping those addicted to opioids—having ERs administer buprenorphine (aka Suboxone) when someone enters in the throes of withdrawal. (Lest anyone forget, buprenorphine is weaker than other opioids. It activates “the […]

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Helping Addicted Inmates

The number of people suffering from substance use disorder who likely think they won’t end up in jail is probably large—especially if they have good jobs. They never think it will happen to them. But it can. As a recent episode of the TV program Dopesick Nation showed, even formerly responsible citizens may find themselves […]

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Dopesick the Book

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Opiod Crisis By now you have likely heard of the new book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy. Reviews are everywhere, and Macy appeared on radio station NPR and a PBS episode on TV this month. A reviewer at the Roanoke Times, where Macy once worked, says the […]

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72,000 Deaths

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Can the news from the Centers for Disease Control about 2017 drug overdoses BE any bleaker? The years 2016-2017 saw a record number of people dying from overdoses, which was more deaths than from guns, car crashes, or H.I.V. Someone has done an analysis. Drugs are deadlier now (often due to mixing them with other substances […]

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When Will We Overcome the Stigma of Addiction?

Bay Area rehab

Addiction Treatment Center Not far from New York City, there’s a little fishing town that oozes quaintness, like so many on our coasts. Historic lighthouse atop a mountain, boats dotting the water below, seagulls diving for fish….you know the ones. Recently a former drug addict (or person in recovery from a substance use disorder) announced his […]

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