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A highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back.

“Medication-assisted treatment is often called the gold standard of addiction care. But much of the country has resisted it. If you ask Jordan Hansen why he changed his mind on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, this is the bottom line. Several years ago, Hansen was against the form of treatment. If you asked him back then what he thought about it, he would have told you that it’s ineffective — and even harmful — for drug users. Like other...

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Requirements in Seeking Methadone Treatment

In Canada, there is a prevailing policy on how methadone maintenance treatment should be implemented by those participating in the program. The policy has been in place since 2014 with the introduction of the product that is indicated for use with opioid dependence treatment. Each province is responsible for implementing their respective guidelines for the treatment of opioid addiction using methadone. So what are the things that you should know? Getting Treatment It is common knowledge that methadone treatment...

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Hepatitis C Treatment

Hepatitis C Treatment FACT SHEET Contact the clinic location nearest to you, during regular business hours. Required to have a valid health card. Inform the staff in the clinics that you are here for information about Hepatitis C Treatment. . Overview of the treatment: All clients will be tested for Hepatitis C If they are Hepatitis C positive, they MUST be tested for the type of Hepatitis C and the amount of Virus (Genotype/Viral Load): There are two possible...

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Recovery In Focus Memoirs Dana

“My Story is Your Story” Recovery in Focus storytellers. A blend of storytelling, public speaking, media training and being a Lighthouse. Listen to a storyteller build a bridge into a brighter, kinder world (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Spring/Fall 2015)....

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Recovery In Focus Memoirs Emylee

“My Story is Your Story” Recovery in Focus storytellers. A blend of storytelling, public speaking, media training and being a Lighthouse. Listen to a storyteller build a bridge into a brighter, kinder world (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Spring/Fall 2015)....

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Recovery In Focus Memoirs Melissa

“My Story is Your Story” Recovery in Focus storytellers. A blend of storytelling, public speaking, media training and being a Lighthouse. Listen to a storyteller build a bridge into a brighter, kinder world (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Spring/Fall...

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Ted Talk – Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving....

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