Tag Archives: substance use disorder

One Family’s Journey Through Addiction

Editor’s note: As September is Recovery Month, we are sharing some of the stories of hope and recovery from Fairbanks. Here is one mother’s story of how addiction has affected her family. Sheryl painstakingly talks about the day her son, Matt, was arrested and they learned about his drug addiction. It was a day that forever changed her...

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What are the treatments for addiction?

Addictive disorders are a group of disorders that can cause physical and psychological damage. Receiving treatment is essential for breaking the cycle of addiction. However, as a chronic disease, addiction is difficult to treat and requires on-going care. In the United States, around 8.1 percent of the population, or 21.7 million people, either...

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Fairbanks offers helpline for parents of adolescents facing drug and alcohol issues

Fairbanks has debuted a new adolescent helpline for parents of adolescents who are struggling with substance use issues. The helpline is focused on adolescents and males ages 19-24 who are struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Anyone may call the helpline at 317-691-7119 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday to talk with trained counse...

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