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Shore-Up Trust- The Foundation of Treatment and Recovery

David Lisonbee, CEO, Twin Town Treatment Centers   Though informing prospective patients and their families about prerequisite financial, emotional and time commitments and expenses prior to engaging in a course of treatment may seem inconvenient, counterproductive and potentially self-defeating, alternatives betray trust, which is the essential ingredient of any helpful relationship. To mislead and later […]

People with opioid dependence in recovery show ‘re-regulation’ of reward systems

Within a few months after drug withdrawal, patients in recovery from dependence on prescription pain medications may show signs that the body’s natural reward systems are normalizing, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, […]

Helping an Addicted Loved One

David Lisonbee, twintowntreatmentcenters.com How do you help arrest a loved one’s decent down the destructive path of alcoholism and addiction? Is this the best time to address these problems? Can you pretend that everything is fine and that everyone is happy? Are you motivated by a benevolent care for your family or is self-defense or […]

Risk of Opioid Overdose, Addiction Outweighs Benefits in Many Cases: Neurologists

By Join Together Staff September 30th, 2014 The risk of death, overdose and addiction from prescription opioids outweighs the benefits in treating headache, chronic low back pain and other non-cancer conditions, according to a new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology. The doctors’ group says research shows that half of patients who take opioids […]

Treatment centers: 12-step and MAT should coexist

The polarization of the treatment field between medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and 12-step drugfree treatment is gradually dissolving, according to experts interviewed by ADAW last week. “The problem is that some people view it as either/or,” said Philip L. Herschman, Ph.D., chief clinical officer of CRC Health Group. “Either it’s MAT and nothing else, or it’s […]

Susan Musetti, MFT accepts Twin Town Clinical Director Position/ Ethical Standards Restated!

Doing the right thing is not easy but it is what we’re about Media coverage of addiction treatment leads the public and some professionals to conclude that service providers will take inappropriate measures to increase revenues. Twin Town distinguishes itself by: • Refusing to accept/ pay referral fees or contract with referral mills (internet websites) […]

17% of Unemployed Workers Have Substance Use Disorder: Survey

17% of Unemployed Workers Have Substance Use Disorder: Survey By Join Together Staff | December 2, 2013 A government survey finds 17 percent of unemployed workers have a substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of full-time workers, CNNMoney reports. The findings, from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, are self-reported, so the rate of substance use disorders […]

Rehab center earns honors for work with disabled

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/disabled-530421-twin-schlesinger.html Published: Oct. 10, 2013 Updated: 8:29 a.m. Rehab center earns honors for work with disabled 8 Photos » By ASHER KLEIN / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A Los Alamitos-based drug and alcohol treatment center was given two awards by Cal State Long Beach’s Disabled Student Services for its work with the disabled. Members of Twin Town […]

Number of People Seeking Addiction Treatment Could Double Under New Health Law

By Join Together Staff | September 12, 2013 |   The number of people seeking addiction treatment could double under the Affordable Care Act, the Associated Press reports. Under the new law, four million people with drug and alcohol problems will become eligible for insurance coverage. The surge of new patients is likely to strain the substance abuse treatment […]