You’re heading off to college for the first time. The excitement and anticipation of newfound freedom and independence are intoxicating. According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report, the state has more than 60,000 drug treatment admissions annually. Of all treatment admissions, 42% reported heroin as one of the most commonly abused drugs, while 13% reported having a cocaine addiction, and 9% reported having a marijuana addiction.
The early 2000s saw the onset and rapid proliferation of the phenomenon known as social media. Social media is notable for seeing a meteoric rise from the days that people first got into it into the massive communication juggernaut that it is now.
February is a time to celebrate African American heritage and commemorate the incredible milestones that have been achieved by…
Taking certain anxiety medications, then stopping can cause withdrawal symptoms. A little-known withdrawal symptom of benzodiazepines is “benzo belly.” But, attending a medical detox program can help with benzo withdrawal pain relief. How do Benzodiazepines Affect Your Body? Benzodiazepines or benzos are central nervous system (CNS) depressants. They treat anxiety and pain by slowing down […]
This article was written by Robert Galvin, a Primary Counselor at The Discovery Institute The disease concept of addiction is verbalized frequently and I believe is central to treatment. However, there usually is a watered-down interpretation given to most clients and their loved ones. It is certainly understood that the brain is highly impacted by […]
Studies confirm that teenagers are biologically wired for risky behavior. And while that may not come as a shock to some parents, it may help others understand why their teenage children make confounding life choices. But as much as any good parent would hate to find out that their teen has been using drugs, sometimes […]
Americans are taking more prescription drugs today than at any other point in the past. There are almost 5 billion prescriptions filled every year. For the most part, this is a good thing. The majority of people take their prescriptions as prescribed to treat certain illnesses and conditions. But there are a few downsides to the country’s […]
Rehab in New Jersey sees all kinds of people come through. Musicians, chefs, veterans, men, women, gay, straight, young, old; substance use disorder discriminates against no one. It truly is an equal opportunity illness that threatens sober living in New Jersey. We never think of people that are supposed to help people as part of […]
One of the commonalities of severe substance use disorders (SUDs) involves isolation. Often people who suffer from addiction struggle to connect with others. They may become isolated, spending more and more time alone. This combination of isolation and addiction can hinder an individual’s relationships with friends and family members. It can keep people from spending […]
Methamphetamines are among the most dangerous and most addictive illegal drugs available. Because it is cheap to make — and therefore cheap to buy — it has become a raging menace in low income parts of the U.S. Crystal meth — the name for the synthetically produced street version of the drug — is a […]