Perspectives Recovery

A blog dedicated to sharing resources for recovery, news and updates about the Perspectives Program.

Fentanyl 101: Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid first developed in Belgium in 1959, was introduced to the medical field in the 1960s as an intravenous anesthetic in the operating room. This drug was also widely used to manage chronic pain in treating individuals with terminal diseases...

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The Double-Edged Sword of Early Recovery

Choosing to enter treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the bravest and most powerful things an individual can do. While it is a hard choice, it has immeasurable silver linings far beyond the obvious benefit of helping you get and stay clean and...

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A Note on National Fentanyl Awareness Day

All of us here at Perspectives are acutely aware of the unimaginable toll that drugs, especially opioids, have had on our community and society. We see the product of these effects walk through our doors each day. Today is a grim reminder that we are still far from...

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The Benefits of Outpatient Therapy

The “rehab” of movies and TV is where patients surrender the realities of regular life for the protective environment of a live-in, inpatient rehabilitation facility. These facilities isolate an addict and use that opportunity to work intensively on emotional, social,...

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Staying Sober During the Holidays

It’s the time of year when the next festivity seems right around the corner. Family gatherings, office holiday happy hours, friendly reunions – the list of social events goes on and on. Although holiday events can be fun and exciting, for a recovering alcoholic they...

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Life Skills for Early Recovery

Early recovery is a time that brings about change.  While these changes are often positive, they can be unsettling and scary as we move into the unknown – a life in recovery that we have never lived before. Learning to establish healthy life skills can make a huge...

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Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

Mental Health and Addiction RecoveryJuly 25, 2019 Substance abuse affects the entire person struggling with addiction. This includes their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.  The first step is to begin the path of physical abstinence,...

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Learning to Have Fun in Early Recovery

Learning to Have Fun in Early Recovery June 13, 2019 For many people, learning to have fun in early recovery can seem like a scary or overwhelming process.  The thought of making new friends or enjoying activities without substances can bring up fear of the unknown. ...

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Perspectives is In-Network with Medicaid

Perspectives is In-Network with Medicaid May 2, 2019 Perspectives is proud to announce that we are now in-network providers with Medicaid. We have been passionate about bringing substance abuse and mental health treatment services to a wider population in our local...

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Comprehensive Case Management

Understanding the Benefits of Comprehensive Case Management April 16, 2019 Comprehensive case management is designed to support clients in treatment and recovery planning in all aspects of their lives including involvement with outside health services, community...

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