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May 31, 2019

Chinese Take Lead on Controversial New Treatment for Drug Addiction

China has long been a country with a troubled history in experimental treatments for drug addiction. They are now attempting to add another option.  This treatment involves brain surgery to insert electrodes into the brains of addicts. There are currently eight studies being conducted on this approach around the world. …


March 06, 2019

Are Insurance Plans Making It Harder for Addicts to Receive Medication Assisted Treatment?

It's an increasingly accepted notion in medical circles that medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder improves the odds of recovery and saves lives. Given this fact, one would think gaining access to this level of care would be easy. Well, according to researchers at Oregon Health and Safety University (OHSU)…


February 20, 2019

Addiction Policy Forum Again Recognizes Aware Recovery Care

Aware Recovery Care is proud to announce that the Addiction Policy Forum has, for the second year in a row, singled out our addiction treatment programs for innovations that are changing the field of addiction. The Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a…


February 01, 2019

Aware Recovery Care Awarded Dual Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Aware Recovery Care has just earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Home Care and Behavioral Health Care by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards (https://www.qualitycheck.org/quality-report/?bsnId=623503).  Receiving dual accreditation is a rare feat in this field.  The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that…


January 08, 2019

Groundbreaking Opioid Addiction Treatment Program Arrives in Maine

Aware Recovery Care, an innovative and promising drug and alcohol addiction treatment program created in concert with addiction specialists at Yale University, has opened its doors in Maine. The program is unique in the nation. Aware Recovery Care’s unique and innovative in-home addiction treatment program was founded on the research-supported…


April 27, 2018

How Technology Innovation Can Help Alcoholics

Innovation… Since Aware Recovery Care first opened its doors, we’ve focused on finding and deploying innovative new tools capable of improving the odds of recovery for folks addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.  We believe this approach is one reason our clients achieve long-term sobriety at such high rates. One of…


November 30, 2017

The Crisis of Drug Addiction in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is without question one of the most beautiful states in the nation. Sadly, it also has the second worst death rate from opioid overdoses relative to its population (behind West Virginia). Remarkably, it also has the highest death rate from Fentanyl overdoses. So what exactly is going on?…


October 12, 2017

The Deepening Opioid Crisis in Rural America

The stats are well known. America is in the midst of a crisis of opioid drug addiction and deadly overdoses. The current annual death rate from drug overdoses stands at 62,000. That’s a 19% increase from 2015 – much of it driven by opioid deaths. And incredibly – physicians in…


June 21, 2017

Few Teens Receiving Life Saving Medications for Addiction

Thirty-seven million Americans died from an opioid overdose (prescription drugs and heroin) in 2016 and over 2 million in the U.S. are addicted to these drugs. Among all adults in treatment for opioid addiction, one-third started using opioids before the age of 18, with two-thirds starting before the age of…


April 27, 2017

New Research May Point to Possible New Personalized Treatments for Alcoholism

Over fourteen million Americans suffer from alcoholism/alcohol dependency. That’s approximately seven percent of the U.S. population. And data shows that women are increasingly vulnerable to the problem. Researchers have long wondered whether the cause of alcohol dependency is idiosyncratic, varying from person to person. A team working at the Scripps…


January 19, 2017

Are You Struggling with Addiction?  Beware of Deceptive Marketing Practices

There was a time when physician referrals and word-of-mouth provided most of the guidance people received when trying to decide where to seek drug and alcohol rehab help. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Increasingly, patients who are often in one of the most vulnerable moments of their lives,…


December 15, 2016

Aware Recovery Care Develops Special Treatment Track for Professionals

What’s it like to run a company? How about a surgical unit or an emergency room? Or a high powered law firm? It’s stressful, time consuming and exhausting – mentally and physically. It can also be lonely. For professionals in high stress jobs – lots of lives depend on their…


November 30, 2016

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving State of New Hampshire

With the strong urging of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are pleased to announce that Aware Recovery Care, one of the most successful and innovative drug and alcohol addiction programs in the country, will begin treating clients in New Hampshire on December 1, 2016. Aware Recovery Care’s unique and…


November 21, 2016

Addiction’s Cost in American Lives…

According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s most recent report, 21 million Americans are currently battling with substance abuse. That’s more people than are currently diagnosed with cancer in the entire country. Fifty thousand Americans are dying each year from drug overdoses – considerably more than the approximately 32,000 who die…


November 17, 2016

Can a Certified Recovery Advisor Help You with Your Addiction?

At Aware Recovery Care, we create a multi-disciplinary drug and/or alcohol addiction rehabilitation team for each and every client. Each team is led by an Addiction Psychiatrist and supported by an Addiction Nurse, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Individual Therapist, and a Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) - most…


November 03, 2016

Cigna Takes Step to Remove Barriers to Access for Drug to Treat Addiction

Late in October, U.S. health insurer Cigna, took steps to make it easier for doctors and patients to get access to a life saving drug used to treat opioid addiction. The insurer also pledged to reduce opioid use among its customers significantly within three years. The drug - buprenorphine, is…


October 27, 2016

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab Program Gets High Praise For Exceptional Recovery Rates

On Friday – October 14th, 2016, the State of Connecticut hosted a symposium on the opioid addiction crisis in the State. The event was chaired by the Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Insurance – Katie Wade, and featured experts from the Yale School of Medicine and medical directors…


July 28, 2016

Are Opioids Getting Even More Dangerous?

It’s a well known phenomenon – one that addiction specialists have seen throughout history…the harder the enforcement, the harder the drugs. In fact, whether one is talking about alcohol or drugs – the pattern is always dangerously the same. And it’s happening again throughout Connecticut and the U.S. In this…


June 29, 2016

Could an Ancient Therapy Reduce Medicine’s Dependency on Opioids

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 50 million Americans suffer with significant to severe chronic pain. Low back pain is the most common (27%) type of pain, followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%) and facial ache or pain (4%). Over half (52.7%)…


June 16, 2016

Is An Elderly Member of Your Family Addicted to Drugs?  Could be Hard to Tell.

As people age, the incidence of arthritis tends to rise, leading to an increase in aches and pains. Levels of general anxiety can also rise with the years. What do many of the elderly do in the face of these problems? They seek medical advice and treatment that often includes…


June 09, 2016

What if Technology Could Predict Addiction Relapses Before They Happen…?

One of the great challenges in addiction rehab care is getting help to addicts when they need it most – at that crisis point when the urge to use begins to overwhelm self-control. We know from our extensive work in the field, and from the research of others, that stresses…


May 19, 2016

Drug Overdoses Are Rising Sharply – Do Have a Rescue Kit?

We have written often about the terrible toll opioid painkillers are taking on American lives. Rates of addiction and overdose are at all time highs – as are overdose deaths. If you have a family member who is using opioids – even those appropriately prescribed – you need to consider…


April 14, 2016

Can New Strategies Help in the Battle with Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

Aware Recovery Care’s model of addiction rehab treatment is helping our clients achieve rates of long term recovery that are some of the highest in the nation. In fact, they are 350% above the national average. As many have noted, our willingness to consistently work with addiction researchers to seek…


March 31, 2016

Babies Addicted to Drugs

A child is born already addicted to drugs every 25 minutes in America. Yes – you read that correctly. Every 25 minutes. How can a baby be addicted you ask? Simple – a pregnant mom passes the drugs she is taking through the placenta, through the umbilical cord and right…


February 11, 2016

New Tools Enter the Fight Against Drug and Alcohol Addiction

In the 1980s, scientists began to suspect that drug and alcohol addiction was tied to altered brain function and started experimenting with biofeedback to see if the brain could be taught new habits. Their first results were promising and prompted other researchers to continue that research. A number of studies…