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Letter from the Editor Recovery Month 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018,
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In the spirit of National Recovery Month, RecoveryView is proud to feature our annual  Recovery Edition! We are happy to announce, we will be releasing future editions based on themes in the spirit of recovery!

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How Big Pharma Buys Goodwill: Set Up a Foundation, Stage Media Events, and Please Politicians

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Categories: Spotlight Article
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Were it not for the business practices of some of the biggest corporations in America that profit from the manufacture and distribution of massive quantities of opioids, many of those we have lost likely would still be with us. 

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Sober Living Regulations: A Look at Trending Legislation

Friday, September 7, 2018,
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Sober living facilities, also known as recovery residences or drug and alcohol-free housing, have been largely unregulated for years. There are many laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines that govern substance use disorder treatment programs, including mandatory licensure and oversight at the state level. But, to the extent sober living facilities have been subject to governmental oversight. They have largely been done on a local level. Some municipalities have attempted to limit the proliferation of sober living homes and regulate how sober living facilities operate through zoning laws, mandatory safety standards, and other local measures. States themselves have been slow to regulate this growing industry.

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How Do Your Treatment Completion Rates Compare?

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Categories: Business View
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One of the most critical elements for an addiction treatment program to manage effectively is the percentage of patients who successfully complete treatment.

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Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Author: Matt Boyle
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Trauma can be a difficult subject to understand. To put it simply, trauma is a specific psychological or emotional response to an intensely negative event or series of events. Trauma can be as upsetting as a divorce, illness, the death of someone close to you, or being the survivor of sexual assault. It can also stem from years of psychological or physical abuse from a spouse, parent, or friend. What unites trauma is the damage that these extreme experiences cause in the psyche of the afflicted individual.

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The Unique Needs of Emerging Adults in Our Addiction Rehab Program

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Author: Becky Flood
Categories: Adolescents
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Our youngest generations are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainties in their future. They have the highest stress levels of any generations in 100 years, and have been hit the hardest by the opioid epidemic, along with alcohol abuse. Rising technology use has also increased feelings of loneliness among younger generations, which has resulted in higher rates of depression and suicide. Youth brains are still developing until they are about 25 years old, which means that all the trauma from their extreme stress levels and drug dependencies are occurring at a time of greatest risk for their long-term health and brain development. As drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialists, it’s becoming more and more our responsibility to address these social concerns of our youngest members. That means using innovative, research-driven techniques to improve long-term addiction recovery outcomes.

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Stress, Resiliency and the Path Toward Spiritual Awakenings

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Categories: Spirituality
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At first glance, Mark’s life looks like a train wreck. His wife of 20 years died suddenly of complications from a chronic disease. Two of his three sons were recently diagnosed with learning disabilities, and the company he worked for, for the past three decades, laid him off (six years away from retirement) when it merged with another company.

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Structured Water As The Vibrational Medicine of The Future

Friday, September 7, 2018,
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The above image is a high-speed photography image of our original Harmony strong Structured Water Formula. The images of our structured water were provided by Dr. Masaru Emoto.

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Brain Space: A “Balancing” Act for Recovery from Addiction and Co-Occurring Issues

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Categories: Neuroscience
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The intricate workings of the human brain are one of the mysterious last frontiers of modern medicine. While gross anatomy of the brain has been known, the complex operations and inter-connections of this amazing piece of human “equipment” are only now beginning to be fully understood.

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You Don’t Need Prince Charming

Friday, September 7, 2018,
Categories: Other Addictions
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The very public engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has the world buzzing about another royal wedding. The image of a prince carrying off his princess is a powerful one in our culture. The couple seems so happy, so perfect, so very much in love. It’s the happy ending everyone wants, the Prince Charming story many people hope for—perhaps the one you dream of for yourself.

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