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

January 26, 2017
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, 2017
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...

New Jersey Alcoholism Treatment Center Explain Women and Alcohol Mix

January 21, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...