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Substance Abuse Experts On Understanding And Reducing The Stigma Of Addiction

March 13
Those perceptions can negatively affect the chances of people in active addiction seeking help and beginning recovery, report the substance abuse experts at Summit Behavioral Health in Massachusetts. They force those suffering from the disease of addiction and alcoholics to try to hide their addictions, avoiding treatment for addiction and that can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences....

Addiction Treatment Center Discusses Service Dogs And Therapy Dogs For Recovery

March 10
The late 2016 death of iconic Star Wars actress, humorist, and writer Carrie Fisher left millions of fans around the world in mourning. Fisher, who was an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness, was famously forthright about her lifelong struggles with drug and alcohol addiction — as well as how her substance abuse problems exacerbated her bipolar disorder. Many have credited her hon...

NJ Alcohol Rehab Center Weighs In On The Risk of Binge Drinking for College Kids

March 07
Parties, alcohol, and freedom have long gone hand in hand with college – for as long as teenagers have been leaving mom and dad to begin their educations. It isn’t any wonder that college students make up one of the highest ranking demographic groups for alcohol abuse. Estimates reflect that just over 60 percent of college students have used alcohol in the last 30 days, and that as many as t...

New England Addiction Support Group Launched By SERENITY AT SUMMIT

March 06
Inpatient Detox and Addiction Treatment Centers Serenity at Summit New England, a part of the Summit Behavioral Health continuum, opened in November 2015 to provide detoxification and residential substance abuse treatment services to the New England and Northeast Communities. To date Serenity has treated over 1200 patients. In addition to treating patients, Serenity New England has opened th...

6 Celebrities That Got Addiction Treatment And Now Celebrate Sobriety

March 03
Substance abuse and addiction is an issue that bridges all income levels, ethnicities, and backgrounds. People from all walks of life deal with addiction, including celebrities. For people whose lives unfold in the public eye, battling an addiction and committing to recovery can be especially challenging. When your private struggles including addiction treatment are scrutinized in the media,...

NJ Drug Addiction Experts Answer “Do 12-Step Programs Really Work?”

March 02
Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people – if not directly, then indirectly as the family and friends of those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Most of those addicts don’t want to live the way they are; rather they want to be free of addiction and all the negative consequences that it entails. But how do they do that? Learn to live a new way, free of their addiction? I...

When Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Coexist It Requires Dual Diagnosis Treatment

February 23
It’s estimated that as many as half of bipolar disorder sufferers also struggle with some form of addiction. The extreme mania and depression of bipolar disorder makes it easy to see why turning to drugs or alcohol is a natural choice; warding off the lows and enhancing the highs can be accomplished almost immediately by self-medicating. However, while this type of self-medication may offer ...

Substance Abuse Treatment Experts Offer Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of Rehab

February 20
Making the decision to go to rehab for an alcohol, drug or any substance abuse treatment is difficult, even when you know that it is what you need. When living with addiction becomes more painful than asking for help to get sober, you know that you are ready, but that still doesn’t mean that it’s easy. You will probably be able to list many reasons to not go to inpatient treatment – it t...

NJ Rehab Center Describes The Effects of Fentanyl Drug Addiction

February 16
While most people have heard about the rise in abuse, overdose, and death rates related to heroin, many are unfamiliar with the similar statistics of the drug Fentanyl. In fact, many had not heard of the drug until the death of the famous musician Prince in April 2016 was attributed to Fentanyl overdose. Unfortunately, the statistics for Fentanyl drug addiction are much the same as heroin; i...

Sweating Your Way To Sobriety: How Exercise Helps With Addiction Treatment

February 15
We all know that exercise can boost emotional as well as physical health. Getting moving is a priority for most people, and nearly everyone wouldn’t mind shedding a few pounds or simply toning up, but many don’t realize the positive impact on addiction treatment. What you may not realize is just how important exercise is for keeping your mind and body in optimal condition. In fact, even mode...