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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

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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

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Drug Prevention in Schools

In order for teen drug prevention programs to be effective, they need to make use of all the available resources. Parents should work on...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jul 2nd, 2014

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Prevention And Treatment Instead Of Punishment

A new report provided to the United Nations last week made one thing perfectly clear: the war on drugs is not working. The report was the...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jun 25th, 2014

Rx Drugs

Medical Professionals And Addiction

Drug addiction can impact individuals from all walks of life. New studies are showing that many doctors, nurses, and other medical...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Jun 18th, 2014