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In dedication of Nashua Safe Station Appreciation Day next week we are going to talk about Nashua’s Safe Station effort and what it is. Nashua Safe Stations Nashua Safe Stations are a place anyone who is seeking treatment and recovery can go. They are open 24/7 and...

I have written on this topic more than once spanning the course of nearly 10 years. The awareness of addiction in that period of time has increased significantly, and yet one thing persists--the stigma attached to it. I don't know if we will ever get...

Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is one of the most commonly used therapies today. It’s focus is on helping people learn how their thoughts color and can actually change their feelings and behaviors. CBT is usually time limited and goal focused. Dialectal behavior therapy or...

On Wednesday, Trump’s opioid commission, led by New Jersey’s own Gov. Chris Christie, put out its recommendations to deal with the nation’s drug overdose crisis only days after Trump declared it a public health emergency. An emergency that has contributed to the US’s record 64,000...

There is a new experimental drug to help fight America’s growing opioid addiction crisis and it has been recommended for approval by a US advisory panel, boosting its sales prospects as competitors threaten revenues from an older product. It is made by a company called Indivior...

Research is now saying what we have known for quite some time, that opioid overdose survivors need support after being revived with naloxone. Naloxone alone is not enough. The problem isn't the overdose it is what is the driving the use. And while naloxone is...

Addiction treatment is often the first step in the recovery process. It gives you the time and the space you need to really build a strong foundation of sobriety. Without it, many individuals struggle to stay sober. If you can attend treatment and get that...

Kratom is an unregulated drug that is used for anything from making tea, treating insomnia and relieving chronic pain. It is even suggested that kratom may help alleviate heroin and opioid withdrawal. And I am seeing more and more opiate addicts who are not getting...

I read a daily meditation every morning. If you don’t already have a daily meditation that works for you I highly suggest you get one. A daily meditation can give you a direction for the day and a practice for your life that can cultivate...

There are a lot of treatment programs for addiction in the United States. Most of them follow an abstinence based approach of treating substance abuse. However, each program is unique in their approach to how they treat the substance abuse. Some use a total holistic...