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How To Support An Addict In Recovery

October 18
Throughout my experience as a professional counselor, whether it be in a treatment facility or a private practice setting, I’ve always found that when working with addiction, it’s best to have the family involved. As much family as possible. When it comes down to it, the support that a family provides to a patient recovering from addiction is essential to that patient’s success.   It...

Marijuana And Addiction

October 17
In recent years, marijuana has made headlines as state after state has passed laws either legalizing it completely or allowing its legal use in specific situations. Currently, 26 states and the District of Columbia have laws that permit marijuana use in some form, and three additional states have passed legalization laws but have yet to make them effective. With half of the country legalizin...

What You Should Know About Inpatient And Outpatient Rehab

October 16
People who struggle with alcohol addiction and drug dependency often require long-term treatment to manage their lives and prevent relapses. But the question is: What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab? The answers are important, because of people suffering from addiction who commit to a drug treatment program, or an alcohol rehab program, need to understand wh...

Drug Deaths Hit All-Time High In Pennsylvania

October 13
Pennsylvania is one of the hardest hit states when it comes to drug use. The opioid epidemic that we see all across the nation is especially rampant in this north-eastern state, and that means that more and more people are dying drug-related deaths. Despite the attempts of Pennsylvania law enforcement and public officials to reduce the epidemic, the number of drug overdose deaths in the stat...

Drugs That Control Alcohol Addiction

October 02
What Are Some Facts About Alcohol Consumption Alcohol addiction is a problem that continues to plague people in the U.S., and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of all adults 18 years of age or older said that they engaged in at least one day of binge drinking – defined as consuming five or more alcoholic beverages within a two-hour period. (1)...

Video Series – What Are The Treatment Programs At Summit Behavioral Health

September 29
In a recent addition to their Health and Wellness series of videos, Summit Behavioral Health’s Chief Operating Officer, Maria Ulmer MA, LMFT, CAADC, spoke about the types of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs the organization offers to clients. Ulmer reports in the video that Summit currently offers two types of inpatient treatment – medical detoxification and residential reha...

Teen Addiction – Are Your Kids Addicted To Screens?

September 28
These days, you can’t go anywhere without seeing people looking down at their smartphones. And any home that has kids has video game consoles, laptops, and tablets – screens are everywhere, and our children, who have grown up with them, are becoming more and more dependent on them in their daily lives. It used to be that kids would go outside and play, ride their bikes, and interact with...

Video Explains – What Is Dual Diagnosis & Co-Occurring Disorders

September 26
Summit Behavioral Health’s Chief Operating Officer, Maria Ulmer MA, LMFT, CAADC, explains what dual-diagnosis is and how Summit approaches the treatment for clients who have it in a recent video on the organization’s website. Summit’s treatment facilities often see clients suffering from dual-diagnosis (also called co-occurring disorders), which occurs when a person presents with two disorde...

Drug Addiction Expert Breaks Down The Up-tick In Adolescent Overdoses

September 22
When it comes to acknowledging the Opioid Epidemic, the US has been faced with some harsh realities over the past several months. Most notable of all is a recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) which cites findings that the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age is now Accidental Death by Drug Overdose. The 2016 count of lives lost exceeds 64,000 and is a...

Summit Behavioral Health Will Sponsor 2017 Drug Prevention Walk In Cranford, NJ

September 21
Summit Behavioral Health is a major sponsor of the 2017 Drug Prevention Walk that takes place Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am at Nomahegan Park, 1024, Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016. The theme of this year’s walk is ‘Invest in recovery instead of paying the price of addiction,’ and one of the major fundraising goals is to support the Raymond Lesniak ESH Recovery H...