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Relapse Prevention for the Holidays

Relapse Prevention for the Holidays

Even if you do not anticipate a problem during the holidays, it is important to recognize the high frequency of relapse during this time—and have a plan to recognize negative triggers and avoid potentially risky situations. 5 Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays & Stay Sober: 1. Rehearse Answering Awkward Questions  Especially if this

Opiate Addiction Treatment

Regulation Update on Opiate Addiction Treatment – July 2016

This month saw historic advancements in providing treatment to people suffering from pain drug dependence and heroin addiction. First, on July 6th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule to increase access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine. Then, on July 13th, the Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and


BRIGHTSIDE Meets with Illinois Rep. Bob Dold

On January 20th, 2016, the BRIGHTSIDE team had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Illinois Rep. Bob Dold about the heroin crisis facing the Chicagoland area. During the meeting, we discussed several key issues around the heroin epidemic and we suggested some potential solutions to get people better and more affordable longer-term treatment.