The Role of Mindfulness and Meditation in Seattle Drug Rehab

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Recovery from an alcohol, drug, or another type of addiction is extremely difficult because of the complexity of these disorders. The addiction typically has elements of the physical as well as mental and both must be overcome in order to get well. Meditation and mindfulness are two effective techniques that improve health in both of … Read More

Which Drugs Cause the Most Lethal Overdoses in Seattle?

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The drug epidemic is at an all-time high across the nation, but Seattle is experiencing an even higher rate of deaths attributable to drug overdose.  Which drugs are most responsible for this trend? Where can those suffering from addiction disorders go for help? Seattle Drug Rehab Battling Overdose Trends Last August, the Seattle Times reported that … Read More

What Washington State Residents Should Know about Percocet Addiction

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Percocet is one of many prescription medications that fall into the opioid category for pain relief. Percocet is a powerful substance that combines acetaminophen, which is an over-the-counter analgesic, with the more intense opioid oxycodone. Oxycodone is created from the same source as morphine and heroin, and it is this strong drug that often leads … Read More

Washington State Opioid Response Plan: A Multi-Pronged Approach

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The Washington State drug rehab community has banded together to fight the opioid epidemic. In 2016, the state began working with community agencies to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to save lives by stopping opioid addiction in Washington State. Together, they created the Washington State Opioid Response Plan.  This article explores some of the … Read More

Medication-Assisted Programs Work in Washington State Drug Rehab

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Addiction works on both the mind and body. It takes tools to fight addition at both levels in order to win the battle. Addiction specialists utilize evidence-based behavioral therapies, counseling, and medication-assisted treatments in Washington State drug rehab facilities. In many types of addiction, it requires these and other forms of treatment to break the … Read More

New Study Highlights Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Oregon Youths

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How is pot legalization affecting Oregon adolescents? "The legal market for marijuana is expanding rapidly in the United States, and there are questions about the potential impact of this expansion on adolescents.”W. Alex Mason, taken from “Recreational marijuana legalization: What parents and adolescents know and discuss” (American Psychological Association Science Brief) There has been a … Read More

Happy, Healthy Holidays: 3 Tips for Washington State Recovering Addicts

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For those trying to recover from substance use, the holidays can be rocky. New Year’s seems to be built around the concept of alcohol consumption, while the stress of the holiday season can generally trigger the urge to relapse. Those with eating disorders are surrounded by temptation and the urge for “just one” can lead … Read More

How to Leverage the Healing Power of Forgiveness in Washington State Rehab

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There is a reason why “forgiveness is divine.” It is because forgiving a person is sometimes so difficult that it requires an almost saint-like ability to let things go. Human beings can achieve this. People can – and do — step away from anger and frustration long enough to forgive someone in recovery. However, forgiving … Read More

Are Safe Injection Sites the Answer in Seattle?

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Drug abuse is still accompanied by widespread stigma. Non-addicts express the sentiment, “Why can’t they just stop?” while local editorials share dismay about the widespread and growing level of addiction in the US. Yet no one seems to have an answer to stem the rising tide of addiction while legislators throw money into the same … Read More