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Does the Brain “Trigger” an Addiction or Abuse Relapse?

One of the biggest challenges in addiction recovery is relapse – and medical science may be closing in on a reason why relapse occurs and how better to avoid it.
In June 2013, the University of California San Francisco reported findings of a study by its Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center suggesting that a brain pathway may be linked to […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Addiction Recovery, Alcohol / Alcoholism Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, General, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does the Brain “Trigger” an Addiction or Abuse Relapse?|

Stay the Course During the Holidays

Addiction recovery is challenging enough at any time of year, but the holidays can bring extra pressure. Parties, office gatherings and even the sense of loneliness that sometimes accompanies the season can compromise the alcohol rehab goals of you, your child or other loved one or friend.
Getting a handle on the holidaysOne good thing about the holidays – they […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Addiction Recovery, Alcohol / Alcoholism Recovery, General, General Addiction, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stay the Course During the Holidays|

What Does Addiction Recovery Look Like For Those In Dual Diagnosis Rehab?

Dual diagnosis treatment is actually a fairly new idea. Up until around the year 1990, patients who struggled with mental illness were treated separately from those who suffered from a substance abuse problem. It is not uncommon for these diagnoses to overlap each other, and when they did in the past, professionals usually required patients to get sober before they would […]

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Choosing a “Destination” Addiction Treatment Center

The quest for addiction recovery – for you, for your child or for another member of your family – may take you down some new and different paths.
For some patients, the comfort and familiarity of home is ideal for aiding recovery; for these individuals, a localized addiction treatment center may be the best choice.
But others may want to investigate […]

By |September 24th, 2013|Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Treatment, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Choosing a “Destination” Addiction Treatment Center|

Does Social Networking Encourage Addictive Behavior?

It’s no secret that young adults spend a lot of time engaged in social media– teens and college students, after all, were the first adopters of Facebook. So it’s fair to wonder about the influence of social networks in triggering or reinforcing risky behavior or compromising addiction recovery. In its annual back-to-school survey of students, CASA (Columbia University’s National […]

By |September 19th, 2013|Addiction Recovery, Blog, General Addiction, In the News|Comments Off on Does Social Networking Encourage Addictive Behavior?|

The Top Signs of Drug Addiction in Teens

The signs of teen drug addiction and abuse cover a wide range of possible scenarios, from sneaking alcohol or prescription medications out of the home, to “huffing” toxic inhalants like gasoline and, as reported recently, even cinnamon.

If you suspect drug addiction, you may be alerted by some physical or behavioral cues.

Physical signs of drug abuse

A teen or adult using […]

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Research Connects Alcohol Abuse and Bulimia

In many cases, substance abuse is not an isolated behavior. The sad fact is that someone who is abusing alcohol or drugs may also be abusing his or her body in other ways.  This is not always the case but the obsessive or compulsive thought patterns that lead to substance abuse might also lead a person to engage in […]

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Photographer Documents Heroin Addict’s Recovery

By Jeannie Colter
When photographer Tony Fouhse began to photograph heroin addict Stephanie MacDonald, he didn’t seem to think their acquaintance would have an upbeat result. Based on Fouhse’s own interpretation, it was not a solo creative project but a collaboration: he wanted to take pictures of MacDonald and she agreed. As he tells Time.com, they were “…two people who […]

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Narcotics Anonymous Celebrates 60th Anniversary

By Jeannie Colter
During the Labor Day Weekend, former substance abusers gathered for affirmation and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Narcotics Anonymous. This group, which took its inspiration from Alcoholics Anonymous, supports people in recovery for narcotics addiction. Although there was some trepidation about such a gathering, we believe that the city of Philadelphia was understanding of the need […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Narcotics Anonymous Celebrates 60th Anniversary|

Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Jersey Drug Rehab Center

By Jeannie Colter
Some substance abusers are lucid enough to take part in choosing a New Jersey Drug Rehab. Others are not and it is up to those closest to them to choose an addiction recovery program. You may be feeling that this is a serious responsibility and wonder if you can make the right choice. We’ve included a few […]

By |August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Jersey Drug Rehab Center|