People with a substance use disorder (SUD) had lower hospitalizations after working with a recovery coach, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests. People with a SUD are almost twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to those without.
Sheriffs and police officers across the country who recognize the extent of the opioid epidemic are implementing innovative programs that focus on treatment of the underlying substance use disorder as a long-term solution.
With the holiday season upon us, many of us look forward to get-togethers with friends and family, and work celebrations with colleagues. For someone in early recovery, it can be an especially stressful time, explains Erin Goodhart, Director of Women’s Services at Caron Treatment Centers.
The opioid epidemic is increasing interest in college sober housing, PBS NewsHour reports. Sober dorms offer substance-free housing and activities for students in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Until recently, parents looking for strategies on how to support a young person in early recovery had very few credible alternatives. Now a practical translation of a well-established behavioral research finding promises some new options for what a parent could do to support sustained recovery in their child.
There are many positive aspects to being in recovery, suggests a new survey of people who are experiencing recovery from alcohol or drug problems. The findings of the national survey of more than 9,000 people will help both people in recovery, and those who treat them, according to the researchers.
The Recovery Research Institute, a new initiative at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine and Harvard Medical School, seeks to disentangle the myths from the facts, conduct needed research and serve as a resource to locate the evidence-based truths about recovery.