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Substance use in TV and the Media

Substance use is represented everywhere. Drugs and alcohol are mentioned in music, movies, TV shows, and on social media. Though some substance use in media is meant to be educational, often, casual appearances of substances can glorify substance use.  Can seeing substances in movies, TV, or music videos actually impact substance use amongst our population? […]

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The Relationship Between Substance Use Disorder and Law Enforcement

Substance use can affect people of any age, race, gender, or socioeconomic class. Though there are factors that can contribute to prevalence amongst certain groups, it does not discriminate. Law enforcement officers are not immune to Substance Use Disorder. Given the availability of substances coupled with the high levels of stress associated with that line […]

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MAT: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, refers to combining counseling and behavioral therapy with the use of FDA-approved medicines to treat substance use disorders. This approach is extremely tailored to the individual and can be an effective way to achieve sustained recovery and prevent opioid overdose. MAT is often used for recovery from opioids, like heroin or […]

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Supporting a Loved One Through Substance Use

If someone you love has Substance Use Disorder, you’re probably experiencing a variety of emotions. Confusion, concern, and heartbreak are all a normal part of supporting a friend or family member through SUD. Though challenging, your support is useful and necessary, and will provide a greater chance of recovery for the person you love. What […]

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