Nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits in addiction recovery.

Proper Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Habits in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a disease of the mind that affects virtually every aspect of our lives. One of the most obvious signs that addiction has consumed us is the rapid change in appearance that occurs from us neglecting our bodies and prioritizing our drinking and drugging. While in active addiction, the damage we’re doing to our […]

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Common Signs of An Opiate Addiction

Common Signs of An Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction has been sweeping the nation in the past twenty years and has officially been declared a public health epidemic. The latest data from the National Health Interview Survey reported that in 2016 alone there were over 63,600 deaths due to drug overdose in the US. This data is shocking, and the numbers are […]

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Generic Suboxone Approved by FDA

FDA Approves First Versions of Generic Suboxone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a press release approving generic versions of the brand-name medication Suboxone. This is big news for those of us struggling with opioid addiction. Oftentimes, pharmaceutical companies with brand-name prescriptions can dominate a specific market, leading to extremely high costs and lack of access to these life-saving treatment […]

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Drug Addiction in America Is Everyone’s Problem, Pew Report Suggests

A Pew Research Center study on drug addiction in America was published last week titled, “What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities” which quantified and compared data between urban, suburban, and rural communities in America. Data was collected through government records and the same survey questions answered by members of multiple communities about […]

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FDA approves Lucemyra for opioid withdrawal.

FDA Approves Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal

This Wednesday, the first non-opioid medication for opioid withdrawal symptoms, Lucemyra, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lucemyra has shown promising results in medical studies of individuals choosing to abruptly stop their opioid use. The FDA fast-tracked the approval of Lucemyra’s use for opiate withdrawal symptom management in hopes of combatting […]

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Supervised injection sites heading to NYC.

New York City Mayor Approves Supervised Injection Sites

Amidst the fatal opioid epidemic that has swept across the nation, major American cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, and San Francisco have voiced a need for supervised injection sites to stop the spread of blood-borne diseases and prevent overdose deaths. New York City is officially throwing its hat into the ring. Earlier this week, […]

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Trump Unveils Opioid Addiction Prevention Plan

Trump’s Opioid Addiction Prevention Plan Garners Mixed Reviews

Opioid addiction prevention was one of the primary campaign issues for Donald Trump prior to the 2016 election. He went from town to town, some of which were at the very heart of the problem, touting plans to implement real reforms, however ambiguous they might have been at that moment. After a few signals of […]

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RU Encore Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

The RU Encore team would like to recognize and celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and offer special acknowledgement to the enormous social strides made by women all over the world in 2018. While the impact and significance of this day is equally important year after year, 2018 brings a particular resonance in the wake […]

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Choosing the Right Addiction Treatment Center

Choosing the Right Drug Addiction Treatment Center

The news has been rife lately with stories of opportunistic and lesser-quality treatment facilities putting their own financial interests ahead of patient care and, in some cases, actively threatening patients’ safety and taking advantage of their vulnerability. While these centers in no way accurately represent the average drug addiction treatment experience, they may understandably cause […]

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Alex Azar discusses medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

FDA Expands Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

In the latest effort to combat the nation’s leading public health issue (a phenomenon which took the lives of around 64,000 Americans last year), the Food and Drug Administration is moving to expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options for individuals battling opioid addiction. The agency announced this past week that it intends to allow pharmaceutical companies […]

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