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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Experts: When “Partying” Becomes An Alcohol Problem

April 12
Everyone likes to relax and unwind with friends every now and then. Enjoying an evening out with people you care about is generally a positive thing. However, many people mix social gatherings with alcohol. For some, “partying” goes too far, point out the alcohol addiction treatment experts at Summit Behavioral Health. Binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in...

Teen Drug Use – Marijuana, Alcohol, Prescription Drug Facts!

April 11
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, recently published the results of its 2016 survey on teen drug use. The survey is important, as it gives researchers and behavioral health experts insights into drug use trends among teens and young people. Here are some noteworthy stats from the survey, which includes data from 45,473 students in b...

Changing People, Places, And Things In Addiction Treatment And Recovery

April 06
Early recovery is difficult; it is within the first six months of sobriety that most relapses happen. So, it’s recommended that you stay away from anything that may lead you to return to drinking or using. If you have been to alcohol or drug addiction treatment already, you have likely heard that changing the people, places, and things in your life is often necessary to maintain sobriety...

Alcohol Addiction Experts Reveal What Happens To Your Body If You Stop Drinking

April 06
The decision to stop drinking alcohol can be a huge step in your life, especially if you have an addiction to it. Most people suffering from alcoholism need professional help to stop, and it’s a tough thing to do. But once you have made the decision to abstain from drinking, you’ll see some pretty amazing things happen – not only in your mind, spirit, and relationships, but also in your ...

Summit Behavioral Health Hosts “FACES” Community Support Group

April 05
Summit Behavioral Health, a regional leader in the treatment of substance abuse disorders, has opened its doors and its arms to those in need of addiction treatment, as part of their community outreach. To learn more about this program visit our website LEADERSHIP Under the leadership of Bethany Kassar, Executive Director of Outpatient Services, Summit Behavioral Health’s Doylest...

Addiction Treatment Center Outlines 10 Reasons Why People Abuse Drugs Or Alcohol

March 30
When most people think of drug addiction, they picture someone who is incapable of holding down a job, having a family, or functioning in everyday society. The reality is that most individuals with a drug addiction disorder are employed, and many of them have spouses and children. However, there are several common reasons why people start using and abusing drugs. Knowing why drug addicti...

Addiction Treatment Experts Explain How To Tell Your Kids About Your Addiction

March 28
You likely have the view that parents are supposed to be role models for their kids, guiding them though life’s obstacles, and doing so with a positive image. Substance abuse of drugs or alcohol crushes that ideal. It may feel like you are going to be letting your children down, not living up to what they need and deserve, if you tell them about your chemical or alcohol dependence. That isn’...

Addiction Treatment Center on How To Deal With Opiate Addicts In Your Family

March 25
Most people fail to realize just how hard it can be to live around a drug user. When a person is in the throes of addiction, they will usually only care about getting their next fix. Over time, this type of self-centered behavior will affect a family greatly. When a family is dealing with a relative who is chemically dependent on opiates, their main concern is usually getting them the treatm...

NJ Alcoholism Treatment Center Explains What “Drinking in Moderation” Means

March 23
You may have heard the saying, “everything in moderation.” Generally, it means that most things are safe as long as you don’t overdo them. This can go for a lot of things, from eating sweets and drinking coffee to putting in time at work and exercising. Even activities that are considered healthy, such as jogging, can be bad for you if you take them to an extreme. How much is too much, a...

Addiction Treatment Center: How To Manage Prescription Pain Meds During Recovery

March 23
Everyone will experience physical pain at some point. Whether you’re in an accident, suffer from chronic back pain, have surgery, or break a bone, there is no one who is immune. That means that even those who are in recovery from substance abuse and addiction are not exempt. The question is really when you will suffer pain, not if you will. If you are in recovery from drug or alcohol addicti...