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Prescription Opioids: How They Are Affecting Teens

Adolescents and young adults are turning to prescription opioids in alarming numbers. From teenagers to early 20s, the prescription drug epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down and is putting our youth in great danger to turn to other illicit opioids, like heroin, down the road. While several prescription drugs are abused, such as

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Co-Occurring Disorders

MDD & Opiod Addiction: Co-Occurring Disorders and Drug Rehab

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GateHouse Treatment: Black Balloon Day

This is a day of remembrance and action. Black Balloon Day, like many other overdose awareness campaigns, emerged from the unfortunate and tragic death of Greg Tremblay, of Saugus, Massachusetts. He died at age 38 of a drug overdose. His story is much too common during this rising opioid epidemic our country is facing. We

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U.S Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Crisis: Part II

In part II of the event hosted by the Boston University School of Public Health, “The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General,” Dr. Monica Bharel, takes the stage. Dr. Bharel is the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health, along with several positions she holds at Harvard Medical School, a state funded

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US Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Crisis: Part I

GateHouse Treatment is excited to report that the US Surgeon General and Boston University School of Public Health teamed up for an incredible purpose yesterday. To have a much-needed conversation about the ongoing opioid crisis that is plaguing the entire country and the benefits of opiate rehab. Speakers included the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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New Hampshire’s Growing Opioid Crisis

The New York Times, a nationally circulated news source, has recently been covering many stories about overdoses due to the ongoing opioid crisis. Over the past few days, many of these stories have come out of New Hampshire. A New York Times article recently followed one such story of a family in New Hampshire, struggling

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The Side Effects of Opioid Abuse

As we all know drugs and alcohol take a toll on our bodies. This is especially true of opioids. Do you know exactly what you are doing to your health when you take prescription opiates? Long term or even short term? Do you know the side effects of opioid abuse? We are here to tell

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Can Sugar Make You More Prone to Opioid Addiction and Overdose?

According to new research, the answer is YES. A diet high in refined sugars makes children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose. Approximately 20,000 people died of fentanyl-related overdoses in the United States in 2017, and in Canada, there were at least 2,816 opioid-related deaths. During 2017, over 1,000 people have died of

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