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The Decriminalization Experiment

Portugal decriminalized the possession and consumption of drugs in 2001 and since then has seen a dramatic reduction in overdoses, HIV and drug-related crime....
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Telehealth’s Impact On Addiction Treatment

Telehealth utilizes communication technologies, (computers, smart phones, tablets) to provide health care, substance abuse counseling and behavioral health services remotely. This has been a...
Marijuana in the USA

The Failing Marijuana Experiment

As one of the first states to legalize marijuana in 2012, Colorado serves as ground zero for evidence on how our country’s grand experiment...
Audited Results of a 5-Year Study

Kipu Clients Grow 69% in Two Years

The five year study of 1,600 addiction treatment facilities using Kipu through one million episodes of care. The study revealed that Kipu EMR clients...
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Meth An Escalating Problem

The opioid crisis is getting all the headlines as overdose deaths keep growing every year at a shocking 15-20 percent clip.  However, recent data...
Taking Responsibility for Addiction

Taking Responsibility For Addiction

I recently got into a conversation about the opioid epidemic with my sister who is a doctor and an OBGYN, and gave birth this year via...
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The Criminalization of Addiction

This past April, the television show ‘60 Minutes’ pointed out that the US now has more people in prison than we do attending college....
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Recovery: What Does It Mean?

You might think the definition of "Recovery" should be fairly straight-forward, particularly for those of us in the addiction treatment community.  After all, it's...
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Is Canada Replacing The Maple Leaf with The Marijuana Leaf?

The US market for marijuana was $6.1 billion in 2016, a 34% increase over 2015. While 29 states and the District of Columbia have...

Destined to Get Worse…Before It Gets Better

Addiction is crippling our nation. Over 27.7 million people in the US used illicit drugs or abused prescription drugs in 2015(1). This marked a...