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What is a Drug Court?

by Adam C. DeVaney, LLMSW

May 19th, 2017 RehabCenter.net What is a Drug Court_

Since their beginnings in 1989, drug courts have appeared in all 50 states. What exactly are these courts? How are people treated differently? What does the research show on how effective they are? Here’s what we do know. What is a Drug Court? In 1989, officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida instituted the nation’s first drug […]

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Marijuana: Its Addictive Nature and Its Use in Treating Addictions

by Jason Simpkins

May 5th, 2017 RehabCenter.net Marijuana Its Addictive Nature and Its Use in Treating Addictions

Doctors and researchers have long sought out ways to cure disease, heal the sick, and tend to those in pain. This has led to many miraculous breakthroughs and discoveries, as well as treatments that have changed society and stirred public debate, like the use of marijuana medically. Marijuana has a long and controversial history when […]

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Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Case Study: Jeff

by Adam C. DeVaney, LLMSW

April 19th, 2017 RehabCenter.net Buprenorphine Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Case Study Jeff

  Today, Jeff and I are checking in.  For the last 7 months, Jeff had been stable on a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone (Suboxone, Zubsolv, etc): One to stop his withdrawal and physical cravings and one to block any high he might get if he did use.  Jeff has also been in counseling once […]

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Walking Through the Buprenorphine Treatment Process

by Adam C. DeVaney, LLMSW

March 23rd, 2017 RehabCenter.net Walking Through the Buprenorphine Treatment Process

Managing an Opiate Use Disorders (OUD) with medication under the care of a physician can make the difference between life and death. When this approach is coupled with counseling, vocational and other supports, the effects can be life changing for the user as well as those who love them. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Buprenorphine […]

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Questions and Answers on Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

by Adam C. DeVaney, LLMSW

March 16th, 2017 RehabCenter.net Questions and Answers on Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

When people are overusing opiates, whether prescription pills or heroin, patients deserve to be treated as the whole people that they are. One form of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) that is often referred to as “Suboxone” Therapy or more specifically Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy (BMT) offers people just such a treatment approach. BMT combines Buprenorphine for […]

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

by Adam C. DeVaney, LLMSW

March 2nd, 2017 RehabCenter.net Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders 2

The Opioid Crisis The United States has seen an alarming increase in recent years of Opioid Use Disorders. Whether we are talking about heroin or prescription drug abuse, hardly a week goes by when the media, politicians or our friends and family hear about or talk about this issue. It is becoming clear that America […]

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Substance Use Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

by Jason Simpkins

January 26th, 2017 Substance Use Disorder And ADHD_

There has been a consistent amount of attention paid by clinicians and cultural pundits to children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for several decades now, and rightly so as the numbers of children diagnosed with this condition have been increasing for years (CDC, 2016), making this is a situation that begs to be understood […]

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Finding Yourself In Recovery From Addiction

by Annette Goodyear

November 7th, 2016 Finding Yourself In Recovery From Addiction

Jane is a 22-year-old girl, who just graduated from a university. She is struggling with finding herself and keeping focused on her goals. When Jane was 12 she loved to horseback ride, hang out with friends, play the guitar, she even started writing songs. She was passionate, caring, loving, funny, and loved being around her […]

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The Pursuit Of Happiness In Battling Addiction

by Anil Gupta

September 9th, 2016 The Pursuit Of Happiness In Battling Addiction

Anil Gupta, best-selling author of “Immediate Happiness,” offers his ever-growing audience the chance to find fulfillment in life by coaching them through their adversities. Leading his listeners down a path of eventual awareness and clarity in their lives, his words bring new meaning to the notion of living in ultimate happiness. Impactful words of wisdom […]

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Stick With It! How to Keep Persistent in Recovery

by Daniel D. Maurer

June 28th, 2016 Stick With It

In my travels around the country speaking on the topics of addiction and recovery, I frequently get asked these questions: Recovery is hard! How do you keep on keeping on? How do people continue to remind themselves that recovery is worth it? Why is relapse so common, and why do people go back to a […]

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