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Observing International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day occurs every year on August 31st, serving as a stark reminder of the devastation of the opioid crisis. In the past few years, overdose deaths have increased dramatically. In the United States, more than 100,000 people die as the result of an overdose each year. That’s ...

August 30th, 2023|

New recovery support center opens in Lynn

ItemLive.com Date: June 20, 2023 By Emily Pauls LYNN — Spectrum Health Systems has opened a peer-recovery support center on Exchange Street called the Recovery Exchange. “This is peer support. It’s one person in recovery helping another person in recovery. Everybody that works here is in recovery,” Spectrum Health Systems ...

June 27th, 2023|

Pride Month: Honoring and Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

With Pride Month in full swing, Spectrum Health Systems honors the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledges the difficulties encountered by its members. The disadvantages, discrimination, and other challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community create an increased risk of behavioral health issues such as substance use disorder, self-harm, depression, and anxiety. The ...

June 14th, 2023|

Recognizing the Members of Spectrum’s 2023 President’s Club

Since Spectrum Health Systems was founded in 1969—known then as Challenge House—we have been intently focused on offering the highest quality services to individuals seeking treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Spectrum’s goal is to assist its clients in establishing and sustaining recovery, giving them the tools needed ...

May 17th, 2023|

Spreading Crucial Awareness About the Dangers of Fentanyl

In recent years, fentanyl has become the predominant adversary in the opioid epidemic. Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues can be deadly in very small doses because of their powerful effects. The chemical composition of fentanyl also makes it much easier to traffic than other drugs, allowing it to saturate the illicit ...

May 9th, 2023|

Observing National Minority Health Month

Addressing health equity is crucial to the advancement of health services. No person should ever face higher health risks because of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other attribute of their identity. Yet, disparities like these have long been observed in the health outcomes of minority groups, including ...

April 25th, 2023|

The Shifting Landscape of Telehealth Addiction Treatment

As the United States government searches for leverage in the battle against the opioid epidemic, several recent developments have altered the way medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine, can be prescribed. While some of these changes have increased accessibility to buprenorphine, others threaten to hinder access. With ...

March 14th, 2023|

Acknowledging Health Equity Pioneers

In observance of Black History Month, Spectrum Health Systems is honoring some of the people who have improved access to care and worked to address treatment disparities affecting the Black community. Just as the Black community has faced economic and educational injustices, it has also faced healthcare inequalities. In the ...

February 14th, 2023|

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