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Posted 12/20/2021

Network of Hope

When a person is suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs, their family and friends suffer along...

Posted 12/16/2021

Addiction and the Holidays

This time of year brings joy for many, but those struggling with addiction could be experiencing a p...

Posted 12/16/2021

Increasing Expert Addiction Care

Over the last 20 years, substance use disorders have continued to increase and transition from one d...

Posted 12/15/2021

Coalitions Tackling Addiction Together

In September 2021, the National Center for Wellness & Recovery received the Muskogee Opioid Response...

Posted 12/08/2021

Tips for Reducing Alcohol

Research is showing that alcohol sales are up since the start of the pandemic. With ongoing isolatio...

Posted 11/29/2021

Treating Addiction with Medications

Just like insulin is used to treat diabetes, medications are available to treat addiction. Historica...

Posted 10/26/2021

Pursuing the Gap: Treating Adolescent Addiction

Addiction medicine wasn’t Dr. Trevor Anderson’s primary focus during medical school. However, it qui...

Posted 10/26/2021

Serving is a Way of Life

“I grew up in Virginia next to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is a dense military area,” explaine...

Posted 09/30/2021

Prenatal and Addiction Care for Women in Incarceration

Women have unique medical needs related to the reproductive system and child-bearing that require sp...

Posted 08/31/2021

Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Athletic Injuries

One of the entry points for the misuse and overuse of opioids is during treatment for severe pain fr...

Posted 07/21/2021

Eliminating Stigma: The Disease of Addiction

When a close friend finds out they have Alzheimer’s disease or cancer, our hearts instantly stir wit...

Posted 07/07/2021

Addiction Prevention

Prevent Teen Substance Use

Experts agree that brains do not fully develop until about age 25....

Posted 06/28/2021

Wellness Essential in Prevention and Recovery

The term “wellness” can have a variety of definitions depending on who you ask. Some will suggest th...

Posted 06/23/2021

Reducing Pain. Reducing Opioids.

One of the most common reasons people use opioids is to manage pain from an injury, surgical or dent...

Posted 06/09/2021

Uniting Resources in Rural Oklahoma

Southeast Oklahoma has experienced an alarming surge in illness and deaths due to opioids in recent ...

Posted 05/24/2021

Integrated Approach to Addiction Treatment

In 2019, more than 9 million adults in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25 were diagnosed with at...

Posted 04/28/2021

Join the Fight Against Teen Substance Use

Most have heard “Teenagers will be teenagers.” or “Everyone is doing it!” or made similar statements...

Posted 04/27/2021

Counseling a Key Component in Recovery

Once patients begin their road to recovery from addiction, counseling is an important component for ...

Posted 03/30/2021

Translating Research into Practice

When you meet Julie Croff for the first time, it doesn’t take long to notice her enthusiasm and devo...

Posted 03/23/2021

Quality Time Can Reduce Effects from COVID Isolation

The long-term effects on our mental health due to COVID-19 may not be fully known for some time. How...

Posted 02/23/2021

Reducing Prenatal Exposure

The opioid crisis affects every race, economic class, religious affiliation, age, culture, and gende...

Posted 02/23/2021

Commitment to Veterans

Veterans who live in rural areas face unique health care challenges such as higher rates of chronic ...

Posted 02/02/2021

Unlocking Answers with World-Class Brain Imaging Technology

Posted 02/02/2021

World-Class Brain Imaging Technology Arrives at NCWR

Posted 01/19/2021

Preparing Health Professionals

The United States has been suffering devastating consequences of the growing opioid epidemic since t...

Posted 12/22/2020

Understanding Addiction in Rural Oklahoma

Individuals who live in rural communities may have a higher risk for a number of diseases, including...

Posted 12/21/2020

Changing the Perception of Addiction

“The field of addiction medicine has shown me how harmful labels and language can be, but also the p...

Posted 12/21/2020

Treatment Enhancements to Meet Pandemic Challenges

While vaccine news in the fight against COVID-19 is promising, the pandemic has taken its toll on th...

Posted 11/30/2020

ECO Partnership with NCWR Provides Hope to Rural Communities

“Everyone knows everyone in a small town and patients are uncomfortable seeking treatment for proble...

Posted 11/30/2020

Pursuing Answers for the Endemic of Depression, Suicide and Obesity

“Depression, substance use disorders and obesity are complex diseases with a multitude of causes, bu...

Posted 11/23/2020

Path to Answers Gets Jump-Start with New MRI

It’s a common misconception that drug addiction is a moral failure, but scientists have proven that ...

Posted 09/09/2020

Molecular Research the Foundation of New Non-Addictive Pain Treatments

Through molecular research, scientists at the National Center for Wellness & Recovery at Oklahoma St...

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