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Signs of Addiction

Signs of Addiction By Addiction Solutions of Nantucket Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction If you recognize any of these behaviors in your loved one, it is likely they are suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). Habitually covers up the truth or denies the truth, even when it is obvious Manipulates people or situa8ons […]

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Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

No matter what the situation, no one wants to feel devalued or judged. If you know someone facing addiction and the stigma associated with it, you can help by offering empathetic and nonjudgmental support by: Avoiding hurtful labels  Being kind to people in vulnerable situations  Listening without judging  Supporting rather than avoiding  Replacing negative attitudes […]

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Dr. Tim Lepore’s Words of Wisdom

In his continuing passion to help those with substance abuse disorders, Dr. Tim’s perspectives can be a lesson to all. No one wants to be an addict. People who experiment with drugs don’t plan to become addicted. Whether for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, recovering from an accident, or even surgical procedures, this exposure can […]

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Teen Classroom Discussions About Drugs and Alcohol

It’s a difficult task, but an important one. Here are some powerful prompts to start the conversation. BY Dana Truby on January 3, 2017, reprinted from https://www.weareteachers.com/10-conversation-starters-spark-authentic-classroom-discussions-drugs-alcohol/ I’m going to be honest with you. Talking to middle-school students about the risks of drugs and alcohol is not my favorite thing to do. It’s awkward. It’s challenging. […]

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Combating stigma

By Indiana University Stigma can be one of the primary barriers to overcoming substance use disorder, preventing people from seeking the treatment and support needed to overcome the disease. Learn more about stigma around substance use disorder and ways to combat it. https://youtu.be/av4i4aOIbKk Reducing stigma through language What we say matters. Below are a few […]

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10 Ways You Can Break the Stigma of Addiction

By Valley Hope Addiction Treatment and Recovery The stigma of addiction is a deadly perception preventing millions of people from seeking treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Although addiction is a brain disease that requires treatment, the stigma fosters fear of reaching out for help, ultimately costing lives. Recovery is now a reality for more […]