Relocating in Recovery

Relocating in Recovery

By Dan Mager, MSW Senior Staff Writer, Central Recovery Press In the rooms of twelve-step recovery it’s not unusual to hear people share about their attempts to get clean by moving to a different city or state. Invariably, these “geographic cures” failed to work and the individual’s active addiction simply moved with him or her…

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Dr. Mel Pohl, Chronic Pain Expert, Addresses New Prescribing Guide For Opioids in Primary Care

Dr. Mel Pohl, Chronic Pain Expert, Addresses New Prescribing Guide For Opioids in Primary Care

The Centers for Disease Control has proposed evidence-based clinical guidelines for prescribing opioids in primary care. These guidelines would support increased education of those who write these prescriptions, hopefully leading them to more judicious opioid prescribing. With these guidelines, the CDC is encouraging careful and thoughtful opioid prescribing by primary care practitioners treating patients with…

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Acupuncture and Chronic Pain

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain

With misuse and addiction to opioids on the rise, it’s no wonder that more people are turning to holistic options when it comes to coping with chronic pain. While massage therapy, heat or cold therapy, and physical therapy can help, millions of Americans are also exploring the potential that acupuncture holds. This ancient form of…

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