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Top 3 Excuses Of The Drug Addiction Enabler

 I speak the truth.  Even if my voice shakes. My name is Rebecca and I work here in the admissions center at Addiction Campuses....

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 18th, 2014

4 Things Doctors Don’t Tell You About Painkillers

A Familiar Story A story we hear all of the time at Addiction Campuses is the story of the unsuspecting addict.  The athlete who tore his...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 15th, 2014

September 11 World Trade Center

Where were you when the planes hit the World Trade Center?

September 11th, 2001.  I was driving to work listening to my favorite guilty pleasure, Howard Stern.  They had Pamela Anderson in the...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 10th, 2014

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How Much Drinking is Appropriate in Front of Kids?

So I read this article today. It’s about alcohol.  And parenting. And the mantra, “Do as I say, not as I do.”  There was a period...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 10th, 2014

Denial is a dangerous part of addiction

How To Confront An Addicted Person

 This is the most important blog you will ever read.   I work here at Addiction Campuses as a Treatment Specialist.  I am...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 8th, 2014

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What Stops An Addict From Using?

This is the first attempt I have made to write a blog. I’m usually a private person, choosing not to share my story with “the world”....

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Sep 3rd, 2014

Doctor writing

Pain management clinics – the gateway to addiction.

“We’ll have to refer you to a Pain Management Clinic,” the orthopedic surgeon told me. He was the third surgeon I’d seen who...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 28th, 2014

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Afraid Of Going To Rehab?

Afraid of going to rehab?  You’re definitely not alone. I remember a little over eleven years ago feeling absolutely terrified of...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 26th, 2014

Google Search Heroin Addiction

Google News Says Our Nation is Facing a Heroin Crisis

What does Google News Say About Heroin?  A lot. I know that in my home state of Tennessee, we are in the midst of a heroin epidemic. Use...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 21st, 2014

Bath Salts – Synthetic Drugs that Can Maim You for Life

State of Emergency? Over the weekend Governor Hassan of New Hampshire declared a state of emergency. Normally, this kind of action takes...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 18th, 2014

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Is Rehab Worth Paying For?

Addiction is a real disease. Just like diabetes or cancer. Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 15th, 2014

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Where were you when you heard about Robin Williams?

Where were you when you heard about Robin Williams dying? I was in my hotel room, in Southhaven Mississippi. I am here visiting one of our...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 12th, 2014

Country Music Alcoholism

Is Country Music Causing Alcoholism?

Beer drinking, truck driving and more beer drinking. This article appeared on Fox News.com today regarding the songs our beloved country...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Aug 8th, 2014

Heroin Addiction in Appalachia – The Wrong Type of Opiate Replacement

The Appalachian region of the United States has for the last several years been plagued with a prescription drug addiction crisis. However,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jul 18th, 2014

Senator Barbara Mikulski

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski Fights to Provide Big Funding for Heroin Treatment

Heroin use has grown rapidly recently fueled by the problem of prescription drug abuse in our country. According to the U.S. Department of...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jul 3rd, 2014