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NJ Addiction Treatment Center On Why You Should Practice Gratitude In Recovery

March 15, 2017
Gratitude may seem like a small thing, but it can be a huge factor in the success of your recovery from addiction, reports Summit Behavioral Health a NJ addiction treatment center. Consider the last time you felt truly grateful. Didn’t it make you feel happy? Content? Like everything was right with the world? How long has it been since you have felt that way? Often times, it is the lack ...

Drug Or Alcohol Rehab: What Fears Are Keeping You From Going

March 14, 2017
You may know that you have a drug or alcohol problem, you may even understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. But there is something that is holding you back from seeking the inpatient treatment that you know you need. What is it that is keeping you from entering drug or alcohol rehab? Chances are good that it is fear of one kind or another that is keeping you from goi...

Substance Abuse Experts On Understanding And Reducing The Stigma Of Addiction

March 13, 2017
Those perceptions can negatively affect the chances of people in active addiction seeking help and beginning recovery, report the substance abuse experts at Summit Behavioral Health in Massachusetts. They force those suffering from the disease of addiction and alcoholics to try to hide their addictions, avoiding treatment for addiction and that can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences....

Addiction Treatment Center Discusses Service Dogs And Therapy Dogs For Recovery

March 10, 2017
The late 2016 death of iconic Star Wars actress, humorist, and writer Carrie Fisher left millions of fans around the world in mourning. Fisher, who was an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness, was famously forthright about her lifelong struggles with drug and alcohol addiction — as well as how her substance abuse problems exacerbated her bipolar disorder. Many have credited her hon...

NJ Alcohol Rehab Center Weighs In On The Risk of Binge Drinking for College Kids

March 07, 2017
Parties, alcohol, and freedom have long gone hand in hand with college – for as long as teenagers have been leaving mom and dad to begin their educations. It isn’t any wonder that college students make up one of the highest ranking demographic groups for alcohol abuse. Estimates reflect that just over 60 percent of college students have used alcohol in the last 30 days, and that as many as t...

New England Addiction Support Group Launched By SERENITY AT SUMMIT

March 06, 2017
Inpatient Detox and Addiction Treatment Centers Serenity at Summit New England, a part of the Summit Behavioral Health continuum, opened in November 2015 to provide detoxification and residential substance abuse treatment services to the New England and Northeast Communities. To date Serenity has treated over 1200 patients. In addition to treating patients, Serenity New England has opened th...

6 Celebrities That Got Addiction Treatment And Now Celebrate Sobriety

March 03, 2017
Substance abuse and addiction is an issue that bridges all income levels, ethnicities, and backgrounds. People from all walks of life deal with addiction, including celebrities. For people whose lives unfold in the public eye, battling an addiction and committing to recovery can be especially challenging. When your private struggles including addiction treatment are scrutinized in the media,...

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

March 02, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...