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The Risk Of Addiction For College Students

June 23, 2017
College students and alcohol have been closely associated forever. In fact, as many as 60% of college students report drinking alcohol, and nearly 70% report they have had a drinking binge within the last 30 days. But it isn’t only alcohol that students are using, addiction to illicit and prescription drugs are on the rise on campus as well. Most Popular Drugs on Campus Alcohol is, b...

Why Is Fentanyl So Deadly?

June 22, 2017
Almost unheard of even just a couple of years ago, fentanyl has dominated news headlines lately. The drug received, even more, attention when iconic singer Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in April 2016. In 2016 alone, fentanyl deaths rose by 73 percent. In the U.S., opioid deaths have increased by 200 percent since the year 2000. So what is fentanyl? And why has it claimed...

NJ Alcohol Detox Treatment Experts Explain How You Can Tell if Your Teen Drinks

June 20, 2017
Suspecting that your teenager may be drinking alcohol is certain to be disturbing to parents, and rightfully so. Early age alcohol use is dangerous, even deadly in some cases, and it is widespread – affecting teenagers and younger children from all backgrounds, reports Serenity at Summit a New Jersey alcohol detox treatment center. Young people who drink alcohol are more likely to be involve...

Can Drug Companies Be Held Accountable For The Opioid Crisis?

June 16, 2017
In Ohio, the number of opioid-related deaths surged from 296 in 2003 to 2,590 in 2015. That is a jump of 775 percent over 13 years. According to an NPR report, the State of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies. The lawsuit alleges that the five companies — Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (and subsidiary Cephalon), Johnson &am...

Tiger Woods Arrest Highlights The Dangers Of Drugged Driving

June 16, 2017
The May 2017 arrest of Tiger Woods for impaired driving shines an important spotlight on a growing problem — drugged driving. According to media reports, Woods was arrested near his home for driving under the influence of prescription medication. Police documents show he blew a .000 breathalyzer (meaning he had no alcohol in his system) and had fallen asleep in his stopped car. The vehic...

Are You At Risk For A Drug Overdose?

June 14, 2017
Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. People from all sorts of backgrounds and social groups are affected. Sadly, overdoses continue to spiral upward with each passing year. In 2015, over 50,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses — the highest number ever recorded. Moreover, certain classes of drugs caused a staggering number of deaths. Heroin deaths jumped by 23 percent. Opioid-related dea...

Summit Detox Treatment Center Offers 10 Reasons Teens Abuse Drugs And Alcohol

June 13, 2017
The teenage years are a vulnerable time of life. Teens are learning how to navigate the transitional period between adolescence and adulthood. They are changing physically and emotionally, and may look like they’re all grown up, but the truth is, their brains will not be fully developed until they are in their mid-twenties. That means that teenagers are not always able to make the best decis...

Serenity At Summit Detox Offers 10 Compelling Facts About Teen Drug Use

June 13, 2017
Drug use is widespread and prevalent in nearly every community across the country. Every major city and many small towns have task forces that are dedicated to getting drugs off the streets and keeping citizens safe. Teenagers and young adults are especially at risk. But in order to fight this battle with drug abuse, we have to know the facts about teen drug use. The following are 10 com...

Can Yoga Help With Drug Addiction Recovery? Asks Summit Behavioral Health

June 13, 2017
The reality is that yoga comes in a variety of forms and disciplines — and there are well over 100 different variations of yoga. It’s also practiced by a wide variety of people, from elite athletes to people trying to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active one. Whether you’re an exercise novice or an expert, you can start yoga at any level of skill. Yoga for holistic trea...

Investigation Reveals Drug Use By Navy SEALs Says NJ Addiction Treatment Center

June 09, 2017
The rate of illegal drug use among SEALs has climbed so high, the SEALs stopped all training in December 2016 to order a safety stand-down to address the issue. One SEAL commander saw five SEALs kicked off teams over a three-month period due to illegal drug use. Elite Units Not Subject to Routine Drug Testing Although SEALs are supposed to be randomly drug tested just like servic...