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U.S. Government-Sponsored Task Force Recommends Drug Screening of All Adults.

A U.S. Government-sponsored task force this week released a report recommending that primary care physicians routinely screen their patients for illicit drug use. The recommendation is similar to the task force’s now-followed recommendation that primary care physicians routinely query their patients about drinking and smoking habits.

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Understanding the Process of Long-term Addiction Recovery

A Mark Twain quote states, “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I’ve done it a thousand times.” This humorous quote paints a not so funny truth about addiction. Most people who are addicted to a substance have tried repeatedly to quit and have failed repeatedly and returned to their substance. Quitting is easy, maintaining sobriety is harder.

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Can Addiction Recovery Be Easy?

Many of those who have experienced less difficulty with recovery talk about an “aha” moment where they realized at a very deep level that they wanted to change their lifestyle and regain their health. They often echo a well-known quote, saying, “they got sick and tired of being sick and tired.” In other words, they were ready for recovery and willing to make the changes necessary to achieve their sobriety.