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NJ Drug Addiction Experts Answer “Do 12-Step Programs Really Work?”

March 02
Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people – if not directly, then indirectly as the family and friends of those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Most of those addicts don’t want to live the way they are; rather they want to be free of addiction and all the negative consequences that it entails. But how do they do that? Learn to live a new way, free of their addiction? I...

When Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Coexist It Requires Dual Diagnosis Treatment

February 23
It’s estimated that as many as half of bipolar disorder sufferers also struggle with some form of addiction. The extreme mania and depression of bipolar disorder makes it easy to see why turning to drugs or alcohol is a natural choice; warding off the lows and enhancing the highs can be accomplished almost immediately by self-medicating. However, while this type of self-medication may offer ...

Substance Abuse Treatment Experts Offer Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of Rehab

February 20
Making the decision to go to rehab for an alcohol, drug or any substance abuse treatment is difficult, even when you know that it is what you need. When living with addiction becomes more painful than asking for help to get sober, you know that you are ready, but that still doesn’t mean that it’s easy. You will probably be able to list many reasons to not go to inpatient treatment – it t...

NJ Rehab Center Describes The Effects of Fentanyl Drug Addiction

February 16
While most people have heard about the rise in abuse, overdose, and death rates related to heroin, many are unfamiliar with the similar statistics of the drug Fentanyl. In fact, many had not heard of the drug until the death of the famous musician Prince in April 2016 was attributed to Fentanyl overdose. Unfortunately, the statistics for Fentanyl drug addiction are much the same as heroin; i...

Sweating Your Way To Sobriety: How Exercise Helps With Addiction Treatment

February 15
We all know that exercise can boost emotional as well as physical health. Getting moving is a priority for most people, and nearly everyone wouldn’t mind shedding a few pounds or simply toning up, but many don’t realize the positive impact on addiction treatment. What you may not realize is just how important exercise is for keeping your mind and body in optimal condition. In fact, even mode...

Addiction Treatment Center Offers 5 Steps That May Save Your Life And Your Job

February 14
Summit Behavioral Health, an MA addiction treatment center explains how to talk to your employer about your addiction so you can keep your job and get the lifesaving help you need. According to an Employer Brief1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 76 percent of people with drug or alcohol abuse proble...

You Finished Rehab, Now What? Get The Answer From Addiction Treatment Experts

February 13
Going to rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction is the first step to recovery, no doubt. It is an immersion in recovery with education, therapy, relapse prevention, 12-step meetings, and psychiatric care that serve to help the addicted see that they are able to stop using drugs or alcohol. Rehab typically begins with medically-supervised detoxification during which the drugs or alcohol are el...

Can You Still Have Fun Without Alcohol? New Jersey Alcohol Rehab Center

February 08
New Jersey Alcohol Rehab Center Weighs in on Addiction: Many people enjoy alcohol in moderation. An occasional drink can make people feel less inhibited and a bit more relaxed, which is why alcohol is so often served at parties, dinners, and get-togethers, states Summit Behavioral Health a New Jersey alcohol rehab center. However, there is a big difference between social drinking and problem...

Addiction Treatment Experts Explain How To Spot A Drug Problem In A Loved One

February 07
Sometimes it’s hard to know if your loved one is using drugs. You may suspect that something unusual is going on, but not know exactly what it is. Some people are able to use recreational drugs without negative effects or consequences, but for some, dependence and addiction quickly become a problem – and that can lead to very negative consequences, up to and including death, explain the addi...

Know The HALT Triggers Says Addiction Treatment Center Summit Behavioral Health

February 06
We’ve discussed recovery triggers on our blog in the past, but it’s always helpful to revisit the topic, as triggers are generally a major obstacle in any recovery reports Summit Behavioral Health, an addiction treatment center with locations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Although triggers can vary from person to person, there are four triggers that tend to rear their ugly heads for j...