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New Jersey Alcoholism Treatment Center Explain Women and Alcohol Mix

January 21
Alcohol affects women differently than it affects men, even when they drink smaller amounts. There are more health risks including liver disease, breast cancer, and brain damage. While women are just as likely as men to be successful with sobriety, they may have more challenges finding accessible alcoholism treatment. Alcohol Risks in Women Women around the world drink alcohol for ma...

New Jersey Drug Rehab Center Marijuana & Drug Abuse

January 20
When is the last time that you heard about someone who is high on marijuana assaulting someone unprovoked? Or totaling their car? Or overdosing? Or choosing to check into a drug rehab center? Chances are your answer is never. Most people who smoke marijuana don’t end up doing the bad things that people who abuse alcohol and other drugs do. Not to mention the fact that marijuana use in some f...

New Jersey Addiction Treatment Center Explains Dual Diagnosis Treatment

January 14
Summit Behavioral Health outlines why mental illness stigmatizes sufferers preventing them from seeking dual diagnosis addiction treatment Mental health is just as important as physical well-being, however, many societies still struggle to recognize that mental illness is a medical issue—not a moral failing. Unfortunately, the stigma that so often surrounds mental health sometimes preven...

Addiction Treatment & Mental Illness: 7 Key Facts

January 12
Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual-diagnosis, refers to the condition of having both a substance use disorder –or alcohol dependence or addiction – and a mental health disorder simultaneously. In order to have long-term recovery, it’s important that both conditions are addressed, which can be challenging because they are often complexly intertwined. Learn more about dual diagnosis co...

NJ Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery: 5 Things People Say That Can Cause Harm

January 06
There are many different types of life struggles that can make for awkward social interactions. For example, people don’t always know how to talk to someone who has just lost a loved one. In other cases, people struggle to find appropriate things to say to those struggling with recurrent miscarriages or infertility. Unfortunately, awkward feelings or sometimes just plain ignorance can pr...

Learn The Nine Signs Of Elder Prescription Drug Addiction

December 29, 2016
Aging is inevitable. Although some people manage to grow older without encountering many health problems, just as many people must control medical issues with prescription medication. Whether they suffer from chronic pain or a specific disorder, drugs can vastly improve a person’s quality of life when used responsibly. However, prescription drugs can be abused just like any other chemica...

The Five Most Important Signs Of Drug Addiction To Know

December 27, 2016
Despite the volume of literature regarding addiction, there seems to be more of a focus on how to battle this disease, rather than the exhibiting signs of addiction. But like so many illnesses, recognizing the early signs of addiction is one of the keys of treating the disease, because it enables modification of behavior that can prevent a worsening of the addiction. There are no shortcu...

When Your Job Leads To Substance Abuse Vs Substance Abuse Leading To Joblessness

December 23, 2016
One of the most enduring myths surrounding drug and alcohol abuse is that addiction always leads to joblessness, or that people with addiction disorders float from job to job, unable to hold down steady employment for any length of time. In reality, the majority of people who suffer substance abuse and addiction are employed. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Depen...

New Jersey Substance Abuse Treatment Center- 4 Common Rehab Myths

December 21, 2016
Entertainment news headlines often feature stories about celebrities that have entered rehab facilities for one reason or another. There are even reality TV shows about substance abuse treatment centers. But are these really accurate depictions of what rehab is like? And is rehab something out of reach for most people? Rehab and substance abuse treatment is a mystery to many people. For ...

Solo Drinking Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse For Teens

December 21, 2016
Parents today have a lot more to worry about than parents from just a generation ago. Social media has opened gateways to unprecedented connectivity that allows young people to have almost unlimited information literally at their fingertips. The problem is that teens generally don’t have the social maturity to filter out potentially negative influences, including those that encourage them to...