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How To Support A Loved One Who Is Going Through Addiction

June 28
Addiction takes a toll on both the addict and the people around them. If your spouse, child, or loved one is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction disorder, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to offer support without losing hope — or your sanity. It may be tempting to give up, but it’s important to continue offering support in any way you can. Here are several ways to remai...

Debunking 5 Common Drug Addiction Stereotypes

June 27
In reality, drug addiction affects people from all backgrounds, economic classes, ethnic groups, and professions. There are construction workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, and college professors who have struggled with long-term drug or alcohol addiction. If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, or you love someone who is, it’s important to realize that there is no one-size-fits-all defi...

Mistakes Parents Make When Their Teen Is Using Drugs

June 26
While you don’t want to overreact, you also know that it isn’t something that you can just ignore. Don’t be afraid to confront your teen about their drug use and seek help for them. To help you, here is a list of mistakes that some parents make when dealing with their teen’s drug use and some tips on how to help your teen that is using drugs. Hiding Your Own Past Drug Use If you ever...

The Risk Of Addiction For College Students

June 23
College students and alcohol have been closely associated forever. In fact, as many as 60% of college students report drinking alcohol, and nearly 70% report they have had a drinking binge within the last 30 days. But it isn’t only alcohol that students are using, addiction to illicit and prescription drugs are on the rise on campus as well. Most Popular Drugs on Campus Alcohol is, b...

Why Is Fentanyl So Deadly?

June 22
Almost unheard of even just a couple of years ago, fentanyl has dominated news headlines lately. The drug received, even more, attention when iconic singer Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in April 2016. In 2016 alone, fentanyl deaths rose by 73 percent. In the U.S., opioid deaths have increased by 200 percent since the year 2000. So what is fentanyl? And why has it claimed...

NJ Alcohol Detox Treatment Experts Explain How You Can Tell if Your Teen Drinks

June 20
Suspecting that your teenager may be drinking alcohol is certain to be disturbing to parents, and rightfully so. Early age alcohol use is dangerous, even deadly in some cases, and it is widespread – affecting teenagers and younger children from all backgrounds, reports Serenity at Summit a New Jersey alcohol detox treatment center. Young people who drink alcohol are more likely to be involve...

Can Drug Companies Be Held Accountable For The Opioid Crisis?

June 16
In Ohio, the number of opioid-related deaths surged from 296 in 2003 to 2,590 in 2015. That is a jump of 775 percent over 13 years. According to an NPR report, the State of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies. The lawsuit alleges that the five companies — Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (and subsidiary Cephalon), Johnson &am...

Tiger Woods Arrest Highlights The Dangers Of Drugged Driving

June 16
The May 2017 arrest of Tiger Woods for impaired driving shines an important spotlight on a growing problem — drugged driving. According to media reports, Woods was arrested near his home for driving under the influence of prescription medication. Police documents show he blew a .000 breathalyzer (meaning he had no alcohol in his system) and had fallen asleep in his stopped car. The vehic...

Are You At Risk For A Drug Overdose?

June 14
Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. People from all sorts of backgrounds and social groups are affected. Sadly, overdoses continue to spiral upward with each passing year. In 2015, over 50,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses — the highest number ever recorded. Moreover, certain classes of drugs caused a staggering number of deaths. Heroin deaths jumped by 23 percent. Opioid-related dea...

Summit Detox Treatment Center Offers 10 Reasons Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol

June 13
The teenage years are a vulnerable time of life. Teens are learning how to navigate the transitional period between adolescence and adulthood. They are changing physically and emotionally, and may look like they’re all grown up, but the truth is, their brains will not be fully developed until they are in their mid-twenties. That means that teenagers are not always able to make the best decis...