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Dealing with the Holiday Season

Dealing with the Holiday Season

If you are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) the holiday season puts a lot on your plate. Now add an extra helping of pandemic and it’s easier to be over-stuffed with anxieties and situations that might trigger a return to alcohol or drug use. The good news is…

Why Does Relapse Occur?

Why Does Relapse Occur?

It’s not uncommon for a person in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to begin using opioids again. An important thing to remember is that because OUD is a mental health issue, recurrence of symptoms (resumption of opioid use) is not a moral failure and you can take steps to get back on the path…

Insomnia and Recovery

Insomnia and Recovery

 In our eleventh episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Community Liaison Robyn Duberstein and Scott from the Center for Sleep Medicine meet to discuss insomnia and the potential role it might play during someone’s recovery process. Scott talks about how they help individuals work through insomnia without…

Mental Health in College Students

Mental Health in College Students

 In our tenth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Community Liaison Amy McNamara and Counselor Fran B. Duane, LCSW meet to discuss what she has seen in the college student population involving mental health.    Do you or someone you know need help? We are here, 24/7. …

The Cost of Treatment

The Cost of Treatment

 In our ninth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Community Liaison Robyn Duberstein and Symetria Recovery’s Admissions Supervisor Miranda Crafton talk about what the cost of treatment looks like, especially as we make our way to the end of the year.    Do you or someone you…

Changes in the Addiction Field

Changes in the Addiction Field

 In our eighth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Clinic Program Director Dr. Monica Roberts meets with Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, to talk about what changes have taken place in the addiction field since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Do you or someone you know need…

Some Stats About Opioids

Some Stats About Opioids

While Covid-19 continues to dominate headlines about health in America, it’s important to remember that there is still an opioid crisis that persists. In some cases, the opioid crisis has been exacerbated by the pandemic. U.S. government data doesn’t cover studies of what happened in 2020, but, as we begin the new year, it might…

Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms

Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person suffering from Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) stops using the opioid, that person goes through acute withdrawal symptoms from about seven days to two weeks.Even if a person is in recovery, there is a good chance that he or she will experience Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS). These symptoms can be physical, psychological or…