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

September 22
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...

Summit Behavioral Health To Hold Event During Cape Cod Symposium

September 21
Summit Behavioral Health’s Haverhill, Massachusetts facility, Serenity at Summit, will host the 2nd Annual Beachside Bash during the Cape Cod Symposium on September 15th. The event is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. and will include dinner, live music, social lounges, and a dessert. Attending the event will be the Summit Behavioral Health Marketing and Leadership team. Guest of the event will...

Summit Behavioral Health Drug & Alcohol Addiction Center Celebrates 5 Years

September 18
It was just five years ago that we were celebrating at the Open House of a premier treatment provider joining the Mercer County community in it is efforts to help those struggling with substance use disorders. On September 12, 2012 the Summit Behavioral Health Princeton Junction Outpatient site was born. Visit Our 5-year journey timeline It is with great pride and gratitude that we c...

What Is Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

September 13
Post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), also known as chronic withdrawal or protracted withdrawal, encompasses a wide variety of symptoms (sometime debilitating) that continue after acute withdrawal from stopping drug or alcohol use is over. Depending on the substance and how it was used, these symptoms can hang on for a long period of time, causing discomfort and frustration, which can lead ...

Searching For Effective Medications For Alcohol Addiction

August 23
Alcohol-related issues, resulting from drinking too much, too fast, or too often, are one of the most significant health issues in the U.S. Many Americans struggle with alcohol at some point in their lives. In fact, 17 million people ages 18 and over have an alcohol abuse disorder, and 10% of children live in a home with an adult who has a drinking problem. The good news is that people with ...

What You Need To Know About Mental Health And Drug Addiction Programs In NJ

August 21
Multiple studies have shown that one of the most effective ways to help addicts regain control of their lives is through mental health and drug addiction programs. But according to the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, a recent proposal by Governor Chris Christie will change the way these programs are run in New Jersey. Christie’s proposal would shift mental health and drug addiction progra...

The Opioid Epidemic From Its Epicenter

August 18
The opioid epidemic in America has taken hold and is not on its way out anytime soon. Perhaps the hardest hit is Montgomery County, Ohio where law enforcement and local government are doing their best to wage war on the epidemic. Known as the “overdose capital of America,” the county sees more drug deaths than any other county in the country. In fact, the opioid problem has gotten so extreme...

Drug Use In America: The Shocking Truth

August 18
The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the most recent big-picture study about drug use in America and provides a revealing look at popular drugs of choice and demographics related to drug users. It also analyzes alcohol use in the U.S. Here are some of the key takeaways from this comprehensive report. Illicit Drug Use Is Rampant Across All Major Age Groups More than 27 ...

IV Drug Use And The Risk Of Sepsis

August 16
Drug abuse of any kind has risks, but some methods that abusers use to take drugs are more dangerous than others. Intravenous, or IV, drug use is the act of injecting drugs into your body. It is one of the most dangerous and invasive ways that drugs are taken. Using drugs in this way can lead to some serious medical conditions like Hepatitis C and the HIV virus, and continued use and repeate...

The Risks Of Using Heroin With Crack Cocaine

August 15
Heroin and crack cocaine are risky enough when used individually, but they are even more dangerous when they are combined. Mixing the two, one a depressant and one a stimulant, can have very unpredictable results. When the two are combined and used at the same time, it’s known as “speedballing,” which can be even more dangerous. If a person develops an addiction to heroin and crack, it can b...