Category: Addiction Treatment

Learn the 5 stages of substance abuse

Generally, substance abuse is a difficult topic to talk about. Many people have been affected in some manner by drugs and alcohol, yet the stigma surrounding the condition continues to suppress a public dialog on programs to improve treatment options and get those struggling with substance abuse into detox centers. In many ways, openly talking about drugs and […]

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Communication Styles and Recovery – Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness month, so we’d like to talk about communication – what  it is and why it’s important to your recovery. The first year in recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness; a whole spectrum of emotions. Your loved ones may not know what to expect the first year, […]

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Famous People in Recovery: Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, host of her own CNN/HLN news show and a huge recovery proponent. Jane is known for her no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is attitude and outspoken beliefs about addiction and consumerism in America. In her 2009 memoir entitled iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life, Jane admitted […]

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Cell Phone Addiction Earns Its Name

Are you always checking for your phone? Are others often frustrated that you use your phone at dinner, during class or work meetings? In ’08, researchers in the UK invented the term Nomophobia, a.k.a “No-mobile-phobia” as the fear of and obsession with – you guessed it – losing and/or being without a smart phone. If you think […]

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Alcohol Abuse Among Firefighters

Back in ‘93, Cincinnati’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted a survey to help indicate potential stressors, psychological distresses and alcohol problems among firefighters. Out of 145 firefighters, 29% had problems with alcohol use and/or abuse. Also in the survey, “hearing that children are in a burning building was the highest ranked stressor.” […]

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ADHD Prescriptions On the Rise: Helpful or Hurtful?

Many believe that prescribing children with ADHD is a very dangerous slippery slope, while others feel treatment is necessary. The long-debated ADHD controversy continues; found in a new study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration, ADHD prescriptions increased by 46% between 2002 and 2010 among children up to 17-years-old. According to ABC News, “Ritalin and […]

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Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug overdoses. And it’s no surprise that the music world’s rich and famous are […]

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Indiana’s New Drinking Law Has Lifesaving Powers!

Late last week, the governor of Indiana signed off on the Lifeline Law, which potentially protects people from being arrested for various drinking charges — like public intoxication or underage drinking — if they call 911 for emergency help after consuming too much alcohol. The bill, which takes effect on July 1, was inspired by […]

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The PTSD Plague

Brave. Heroic. Strong. These words define a firefighter.  Inhuman. Immortal. Immune. These words, however, don’t. Firefighters are some of the most courageous men and women imaginable, but each and every day, but they’re also at an extremely high risk of PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can have such an impact on firefighters — and, […]

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Vivitrol Q&A: Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus

We spoke with Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus, and an expert on Vivitrol – a tool used to aid an alcoholic’s recovery process. Vivtrol is the trade name of injectable naltrexone, which helps block the brain’s receptors that feel pleasure from alcohol, thus freeing the mind from craving it. For […]

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