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Drug and Alcohol Detox Austin Texas
April 9, 2020

6 Signs You Need Treatment Now

With the peak of the COVID-19 crisis just around the corner, everyone is scrambling to keep themselves safe and healthy. However, many…

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How Are Pets Helping Us Through the Pandemic?
March 24, 2020

How Are Pets Helping Us Through the Pandemic?

If you’ve ever owned a pet that you’ve connected with, you’ll understand that there’s something special about the human-animal bond. It’s easy…

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Recovery Unplugged is Celebrating Our Nurses and Behavioral Health Team
March 18, 2020

Celebrating Our Nurses for World Health Day

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day. Like the WHO, Recovery Unplugged’s goal is to provide everyone we…

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Sports Addiction Treatment Austin
February 29, 2020

Do You Have A Sports Addiction?

We may chuckle reading about addiction associated with sports, but for some it is a very sad reality that can consume their time, money and relationships. Most of us have a favorite team or hometown hero that we root for during their respective season. Professional sports logos and news are everywhere, inundating our news so much that there are several stations devoted to sports coverage. I am guessing you can think of a friend or family member that is the self-proclaimed biggest fan of a local football or baseball team. I am not saying by any means that liking sports or even having season tickets is considered addiction. Just with most things in life, most things are healthy in moderation (we never condone drug use). But let’s take it a step forward. How much does a sports team’s success or failure affect your life? Let’s examine the aspects of this very real addiction….

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Meth Addiction and Drug Addiction Affects on Teeth
February 28, 2020

How Do Meth and Other Drugs Affect Your Teeth?

Bad teeth are a pervasive stereotype for many people who struggle with or have struggled with substance use disorder. Unfortunately, the truth…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors
February 25, 2020

Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers’ Month

Social Workers are the backbone of much of the work we do here at Recovery Unplugged. They are among the front lines…

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Substance Abuse Treatment Austin
February 14, 2020

How are Substance Abuse and Self-Harm Related?

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment
February 25, 2018

SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has codified and published a set of guidelines and best practices for dealing…

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Florida Addiction Treatment
October 23, 2017

Advantages of Florida Addiction Treatment

For the past few decades, Florida has become a hub for addiction and substance abuse care. Patients suffering from every type of…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Choosing the Right Florida Addiction Treatment Center
July 19, 2017

Choosing the Right Florida Addiction Treatment Center

It’s little wonder or surprise that addicts seek a Florida addiction treatment center. The state has long been hailed as a recovery…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Milestones: Measuring Success in Long-Term Addiction Recovery
July 17, 2017

Milestones: Measuring Success in Long-Term Addiction Recovery

If you ask a multiple people what their definition of successful long-term addiction recovery is, they’ll probably all come up with a…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Addressing and Managing the Burden of Guilt in Addiction Recovery
June 19, 2017

Addressing and Managing the Burden of Guilt in Addiction Recovery

Those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction experience a full range of emotions, particularly during the first few months or…

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Three Career Choices that Are Prone to Higher Rates of Addiction
April 18, 2017

Three Career Choices that Are Prone to Higher Rates of Addiction

When we start to examine our career choices early on in life, we immediately start making inevitable comparisons: money vs. time; opportunity…

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Is It Time To Adopt A State-by-State Approach to Addiction Treatment?
March 14, 2017

Is It Time To Adopt A State-by-State Approach to Addiction Treatment?

Yesterday it was announced that the American Addiction Treatment Association launched new industry regulations for addiction care facilities in the state of…

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Addiction Treatment
March 13, 2017

What Does the Republican Obamacare Alternative Mean for Addiction Treatment?

After weeks of promising a plan that would successfully replace the Affordable Care Act and bring quality health insurance options to every American, the republican-led legislature finally unveiled their vision for the future of healthcare in the form of the American Healthcare Act of 2017. Since its roll out, there has been rampant bipartisan criticism of the legislation; some from those who say it doesn’t go far enough to reverse the course of Obamacare and some from those who say it jeopardizes insurance accessibility for tens of millions of people. For those who have benefitted from the increased access to addiction and mental health treatment under the ACA, it’s hard to say that this law offers a happy ending….

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February 28, 2017

Aetna Loosens Restrictions on Addiction Treatment Coverage

And now a bit of good news for addicts and their families who are concerned about treatment access in this uncertain healthcare…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center PA Lawmakers Propose Compulsory Addiction Treatment
February 23, 2017

PA Lawmakers Propose Compulsory Addiction Treatment

One of the fundamental tenets of recovery is that it ultimately has to be the addict’s decision. Conventional wisdom indicates that an addict can’t get clean for anyone else but themselves and they have to truly want to enter treatment. This assertion is of little comfort, however, to the millions of families that have been ripped apart by drug and alcohol abuse. At some point, every loved one of an addict has wished they could force them to get help, but with relapse rates among recovering addicts being as high as they are, is that really the answer? Certain members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature are thinking it might be….

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Probuphine Treatment Austin Texas
January 25, 2017

Are Regulatory Roadblocks Impeding Quality Addiction Treatment?

Let’s start with some statistics. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that there were over 54,000 overdose deaths in 2015, easily eclipsing the record-setting number of roughly 47,000 the prior year. Nearly 35,000 of the overdose deaths in 2015 were the result of opioid drugs; and over 12,000 of those were caused by heroin. Put these figures up against the fact that roughly three percent (31,619) of the country’s 800,000-plus physicians are certified to prescribe the potentially lifesaving drug buprenorphine. Roughly 23 million Americans suffer from addiction and only a fraction of them have access to one of this critical treatment and maintenance resource….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom
January 16, 2017

Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom

It’s one of the oldest tropes in addiction recovery, and an assertion that’s been repeated for decades: You have to hit what is known as “rock-bottom” before you realize you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and need help. Simply put, rock-bottom represents the point at which a person’s life becomes so far out of control that they can’t help but see that they need help, this can include anything from a near-fatal overdose to incarceration to having one’s child taken away and a variety of other nightmare scenarios. The idea is that something so bad and so catastrophic has to happen to a person before they make positive steps in their lives and realize the full scope of damage that addiction has inflicted on their relationships and quality of life….

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What Does 2017 Hold for Addiction Treatment?
January 2, 2017

What Does 2017 Hold for Addiction Treatment?

As we begin to settle into another year, it can be overwhelming to contemplate how quickly time passes, and to think about…

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