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Addiction Treatment Center Offers 5 Steps That May Save Your Life And Your Job

February 14
Summit Behavioral Health, an MA addiction treatment center explains how to talk to your employer about your addiction so you can keep your job and get the lifesaving help you need. According to an Employer Brief1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 76 percent of people with drug or alcohol abuse proble...

You Finished Rehab, Now What? Get The Answer From Addiction Treatment Experts

February 13
Going to rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction is the first step to recovery, no doubt. It is an immersion in recovery with education, therapy, relapse prevention, 12-step meetings, and psychiatric care that serve to help the addicted see that they are able to stop using drugs or alcohol. Rehab typically begins with medically-supervised detoxification during which the drugs or alcohol are el...

Can You Still Have Fun Without Alcohol? New Jersey Alcohol Rehab Center

February 07
New Jersey Alcohol Rehab Center Weighs in on Addiction: Many people enjoy alcohol in moderation. An occasional drink can make people feel less inhibited and a bit more relaxed, which is why alcohol is so often served at parties, dinners, and get-togethers, states Summit Behavioral Health a New Jersey alcohol rehab center. However, there is a big difference between social drinking and problem...

Addiction Treatment Experts Explain How To Spot A Drug Problem In A Loved One

February 07
Sometimes it’s hard to know if your loved one is using drugs. You may suspect that something unusual is going on, but not know exactly what it is. Some people are able to use recreational drugs without negative effects or consequences, but for some, dependence and addiction quickly become a problem – and that can lead to very negative consequences, up to and including death, explain the addi...

Know The HALT Triggers Says Addiction Treatment Center Summit Behavioral Health

February 06
We’ve discussed recovery triggers on our blog in the past, but it’s always helpful to revisit the topic, as triggers are generally a major obstacle in any recovery reports Summit Behavioral Health, an addiction treatment center with locations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Although triggers can vary from person to person, there are four triggers that tend to rear their ugly heads for j...

Addiction Treatment Experts Discuss 5 Stressors That Lead To Drug Abuse

February 03
According to a “Stress in America1” report published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Millennial generation is the most stressed out, closely followed by those in Generation X, report the addiction treatment experts at Summit Behavioral Health. One of the leading causes of stress for young adults? Money. Specifically, worries about not having enough to make ends meet....

Drug & Alcohol Detox NJ Presents Clinical Application Of Pharmacogenetic Testing

February 01
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. As of January 2017 Serenity will have treated close to 1000 patients. One of the key factors that sets this addiction treatment center apart is the utilization of ge...

The U.S. Heroin Epidemic New Jersey Drug Detox Experts Weigh In

January 27
Opioids are driving this national tragedy, with nearly 19,000 overdose deaths related to pain relievers and more than 10,500 related to heroin in 2014 alone. Four out of five heroin users began with prescription painkillers. As the rate of opioid abuse continues to escalate, so does the rate of heroin abuse. Today, the country is experiencing a frightening surge in opioid abuse and overdose ...

Medical Detox Centers Take A Stand Against Going Cold Turkey Without Supervision

January 26
Using drugs or drinking alcohol causes brain functioning to change. In an alcoholic or addict, the change causes a flood of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, which is what creates a feeling of pleasure, or a high. Over time, an addict seeks to recreate that high which can lead to dependence or addiction. Once a person has reached that point, if the drug or alcohol use is stopped, symptoms of wit...

NJ Addiction Treatment Center Plugs 5 Movies About Substance Abuse And Recovery

January 24
In some cases, art imitates life. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you might take comfort in watching some inspirational films about ordinary people battling back from addiction and reclaiming their lives all recommended by a leading NJ addiction treatment center. Hollywood has made dozens of movies about alcohol and drug abuse. Here are five films that...