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How Substance Abuse Causes Risky Behavior

May 09
One of the few good things about the opioid crisis is that it has shed much-needed light about substance abuse issues, and has triggered public debate about developing new ways of handling this challenge. Lawmakers and healthcare officials throughout the U.S. have implemented programs aimed at curbing the number of fatal overdoses among their residents, and in some instances, those progr...

Are ADHD Medications Addictive?

May 08
There are many people – especially children – who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. every year. These patients are often prescribed medication to help them manage the symptoms of the disorder. While the medications can be very effective for the treatment of ADHD, they can also pose the risk of addiction when they are not used properly. One way...

Is There a Connection Between Substance Abuse and Panic Attacks?

May 08
There is a definite link between substance abuse and mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues. Sometimes it is the mental illness that causes the substance abuse as people attempt to self-medicate the symptoms, and other times it is the substance abuse that brings on the symptoms of mental illness. For the purposes of this article, the focus will be on...

Tips for When Addiction and Mental Illness Co-Occur

May 03
New Jersey addiction rehab, Serenity at Summit, offers some useful tips for those who are suffering from co-occurring disorders. Tips for Continued Recovery of Co-Occurring Disorders Getting clean and sober is just the beginning of recovery for people with co-occurring disorders. Your continued recovery will depend on continuing psychiatric care, an addiction recovery program, utiliz...

The Role of Behavioral Counselors In Addiction Treatment

May 01
According to statistics, many big cities are experiencing significant delays in getting drug addicts and alcohol abusers into treatment facilities. For example, in Boston, wait times for people to get into residential treatment facilities average about 23 days, and more than 90 percent of detox programs in the city are at full capacity. Boston also accounts for 24 percent of statewide outpat...

What Happens When I Get to Drug Detox?

April 26
Drug and alcohol rehab center, Serenity at Summit, shares what clients can expect when they walk into drug detox. They know that making the decision to seek treatment for addiction isn’t easy, it takes a great leap of faith and a willingness to try to change. Knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of the fear and anxiety new clients feel upon entering detox.   Intake and Assessme...

New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility – How Do Drug Courts Work?

April 25
At addiction treatment center, Serenity at Summit, addiction professionals understand that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction often cause users to suffer legal consequences. Many offenses committed are related to drug or alcohol use and can best be handled in drug courts, where offenders are sometimes offered addiction treatment as an alternative to harsher penalties. What is Drug Cou...

The Abuse Of Prescription Drugs And The Role Of Drug Makers

April 24
The abuse of prescription drugs has become a major public health problem as people addicted to prescription painkillers and to illegal opiates like heroin continue to die of overdoses. The federal government has reacted to the opioid crisis by declaring it a public health emergency, which sounds good, but in reality, hasn’t done much to move the needle when it comes to lowering overdose ...

Overcome Addiction Near Elizabeth, New Jersey By Serenity At Summit

April 19
Elizabeth, New Jersey is the county seat and the largest city in Union County. The city has 124,949 residents and is located six miles south of Newark and about 17 miles southwest of New York City. It is bordered to the west by Roselle and Roselle Park, to the southwest by Linden, and northwest by Hillside and Union. It is just across the Newark Bay from Bayonne and Staten Island. Elizab...

Serenity At Summit Offers Addiction Treatment Near Trenton New Jersey

April 17
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County, with a population of 84,913. It is a city that is rich in history, even once briefly the nation’s capital. Now, it’s home to many historical sites and museums. Trenton’s metropolitan area is categorized as part of the New York metropolitan area by the U.S. Census Bureau, however, it actually borders the Philadelphia, Pen...