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The President recently proposed $1.1 billion in additional funding for opioid use disorder treatment.

Part of this plan involves expanding access to treatment; for example, buprenorphine-prescribing physicians were previously limited to seeing 100 patients, but are now allowed to see 200 patients in order to extend care to more of those who need it.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is coordinating trainings to certify more physicians to prescribe buprenorphine, and the Department of Health and Human Services is spreading funds to underserved community health centers all over the country with the intention of increasing substance use disorder services.

The President is also establishing a dedicated interagency task force, enhancing Medicaid’s coverage for mental health and substance use services, expanding public health and safety partnerships to combat the spread of heroin, and more.

Click here to find out more about the Nation’s plans to combat opioid abuse: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/29/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-additional-actions-address

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Why and How We Live Rhythmically at Two Dreams

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken

- Samuel Johnson

Every living organism has a natural rhythm. These rhythms are disrupted by illness, particularly drug and alcohol use. A drug can create false sleep. A drug can stimulate alertness. A drug can suppress appetite. Another can stimulate appetite.

The science behind living rhythmically, strategies that promote and restore natural rhythms, and the role of sleep, nutrition, meditation, and exercise in the 21st century approach to healing oneself in recovery are all important aspects of your journey at Two Dreams.

At Two Dreams the concept of living in the NOW (No Other Way) is central to living a life in recovery. Similarly, mindfulness is a state of active, open, non-judgmental attention on the present. Many treatment programs and practitioners are employing mindfulness in the care and management of patients with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders- diseases and symptoms which tend to cluster together.

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