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Summit Behavioral Health’s Director To Appear At Recovery 360 Conference

July 17
Summit Behavioral Health is proud to announce that Executive Director of Medical Services  Dr. Patricia Allen will be a presenter at Recovery 360 Conference Sponsored by Pyramid Healthcare that takes place from July 20 to July 21 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Allen’s presentation will cover innovative testing methods for patients who suffe...

Will Smoking Disappear By 2050?

July 14
Anyone who has ever tried to give up smoking knows it can be an especially difficult challenge. Because research shows that smoking and drinking alcohol often go hand in hand, it’s important for people who wish to stop drinking to also make an effort to give up cigarettes. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Data from the CDC shows that the number of pe...

Marijuana Use Increases The Risk Of Fatal Car Accidents

July 12
Even short-term marijuana use can be deadly on the road Everyone knows — or should know — that getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol is dangerous. Now, a new study shows that smoking marijuana before you drive increases your risk of being involved in a fatal car accident. The study also reveals that even short-term marijuana use can be deadly on the road, especially when it’s ...

Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic Hits Its Most Vulnerable - Newborns

July 11
It’s not news that Pennsylvania is in the throes of an opioid epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year and ever-increasing as time passes. It is known as one of the hotbeds of the epidemic and is deemed by the state’s drug and alcohol secretary as “the worst overdose crisis in the history of humanity.” The opioid drug problem in Pennsylvania affects everyone, including women. I...

How A Knee Surgery Can Lead To Drug Addiction

July 10
Americans might not be familiar with Ant McPartlin, but many can probably identify with the struggles he faced after he became addicted to prescription painkillers following a knee surgery. One-half of the popular British comedy duo Ant and Dec, McPartlin has come forward with his story in the hope of spreading awareness about the dangers of prescription drug use. According to media ...

Carrie Fisher Toxicology Report Reveals Drug Use

July 07
Although Carrie Fisher was most commonly recognized for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise, fans also knew her as an honest and open advocate for mental health and drug addiction treatment and recovery. Fisher struggled her entire life with drug and alcohol addiction, and her honesty has been credited with helping many people overcome addiction. Tragically,...

Chris Cornell’s Death Prompts Questions About Ativan

July 06
Music fans around the world mourned recently when legendary singer Chris Cornell died at just 52 years of age. The singer was known for heading up the major 1990s grunge bands Soundgarden and Audioslave and was widely recognized for his songwriting talent, stage presence, and instantly recognizable voice. A recent report states that Cornell’s family is disturbed by findings that Cornell ...

Drug Use And Depression Among Teens

July 05
A recent report from Time magazine says that teenagers are using fewer drugs but are experiencing more depression. On the other hand, the report goes on to state that opioid use among teens has not shown any signs of slowing down. The data in the report was gathered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which pulled statistics from two 2015 surveys conducted b...

4 Ways Alcohol Harms Your Body

June 30
Most people are well aware of the short-term effects of alcohol. It can make you disoriented, slower to react, and dehydrated. But alcohol harms your body in other ways that you may not necessarily notice right away. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to an array of serious health problems. If you’re struggling with an alcohol addiction, it’s important to understand that alcohol can have a...

Drug Addiction In Bodybuilding – The Risks Of Long-term Steroid Use

June 29
When you think about someone who’s addicted to drugs, you probably picture someone who doesn’t care about their health. It’s unlikely you think of a person who hits the gym, watches what they eat, and keeps a close eye on their physique.   Drug addicts aren’t supposed to care about those things, are they? This is just one stereotype about drug addiction that is rarely ground...