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The Challenge of Boredom in Recovery

One of the biggest misconceptions about recovery is that life goes back to normal once someone stops abusing drugs or alcohol. That is not the reality of recovery for anyone, even when he or she has access to every resource and support. The transition from active addiction to recovery is not easy by any means, … Continued

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What are Refuge and SMART Recovery?

Addiction is not a one-size-fits-all disease and, because of this, there isn’t just one form of addiction treatment available. There are several different treatment approaches available to those who are ready to end their active addiction and begin living a substance-free life. The most common form of addiction treatment comes in traditional inpatient and outpatient … Continued

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Vivitrol Treatment in Paducah

Opioid use disorder, which is also commonly known as opioid addiction, is a disease that is plaguing the country. Each state within the United States is facing unprecedented rates of opioid overdose deaths and opioid addiction. And while there are dozens of different approaches to treating opioid addiction, Vivitrol treatment can serve as one of … Continued

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Why Suboxone Maintenance Helps You Stay Sober

With 130 people dying each day from an opioid overdose in the United States, there is no doubt that we are facing a crisis that is in desperate need of attention. Today, millions of people across the country are abusing opioids like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and OxyContin and suffering the devastating effects of them. Just … Continued

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How Can Meditation Help in Addiction Recovery? 

The disease of addiction is one that holds all the potential to completely and entirely ravage through someone’s life. It does not take much for someone who struggles with addiction to go from abusing mind-altering substances like opioids or alcohol to becoming fully dependent on them. And while each person experiences substance use disorder in … Continued

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University of Kentucky Granted $87 Million to Fight Back Against the Opioid Crisis

The University of Kentucky has received its largest grant to date in an effort to help combat the growing opioid crisis.  Researchers from the University of Kentucky’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) will work with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as a part … Continued

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Finding Hope through Family Therapy

At JourneyPure Paducah, we feel strongly that family involvement throughout one’s addiction treatment is essential for long-term recovery. Organizations like the National Institute on Drug Abuse and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend family therapy be incorporated into any substance abuse treatment program. We incorporate family programming into our treatment programs to ensure … Continued

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Effects of Opioids on the Body

There are patients who come through our JourneyPure facilities with an addiction to prescription pain medication who say it’s the one drug they couldn’t shake. Michaela S had abused alcohol, marijuana, even meth. But it was her addiction to opioids that ultimately brought her to treatment at JourneyPure. She described herself as “beaten and broken … Continued

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Books For Recovering Addicts and Families

Knowledge is power. When struggling with addiction, arming yourself with knowledge from books will help you in every phase, from learning about the disease of addiction to searching for treatment to maintaining sobriety post-treatment.  The same can be said for the family members of addicts, who are most likely facing struggles of their own. Books … Continued

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