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Is Addiction A Choice or Disease? Answers Offered By Addiction Treatment Experts

March 17, 2017
There has long been a debate about whether addiction is a choice or a disease. Some people feel that the addicted have made poor choices, and that it is a matter of willpower to break their dependence. Others feel that addiction is a disease that affects the brain, and that without professional help from addiction treatment experts it’s very hard to stop. This post will look at arguments...

Practicing Self-Care: One Of the Keys To Addiction Recovery

March 16, 2017
Recovery from addiction is an everyday practice that can be overwhelming at times. Even those who have been successful at remaining clean and sober for a long period of time sometimes feel doubt and fear, and that can be a dangerous place for people in addiction recovery. When emotions are overwhelming it can quickly cause a downward spiral that ends in relapse. To learn about how holist...

NJ Addiction Treatment Center On Why You Should Practice Gratitude In Recovery

March 15, 2017
Gratitude may seem like a small thing, but it can be a huge factor in the success of your recovery from addiction, reports Summit Behavioral Health a NJ addiction treatment center. Consider the last time you felt truly grateful. Didn’t it make you feel happy? Content? Like everything was right with the world? How long has it been since you have felt that way? Often times, it is the lack ...

Drug Or Alcohol Rehab: What Fears Are Keeping You From Going

March 14, 2017
You may know that you have a drug or alcohol problem, you may even understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. But there is something that is holding you back from seeking the inpatient treatment that you know you need. What is it that is keeping you from entering drug or alcohol rehab? Chances are good that it is fear of one kind or another that is keeping you from goi...

Substance Abuse Experts On Understanding And Reducing The Stigma Of Addiction

March 13, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...