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Finding the Best Drug Rehab Center for Your Needs
Tips for Finding the Best Drug Rehab Center
April 27, 2016

Tips for Finding the Best Drug Rehab Center Every day, people across the United States find themselves in need of substance abuse rehabilitation. There’s a positive trend in the US where treatment is becoming more available to more people than ever before, thanks to recent changes that require insurance plans to recognize addiction as a…

Troubling Heroin Addiction Prevalence in Suburban New Jersey
Heroin Addiction in the New Jersey Suburbs
April 21, 2016

Heroin Addiction in the New Jersey Suburbs People living in New Jersey are being crushed beneath the weight of opioid addiction. And the problem isn’t limited to isolated urban areas either. Heroin addiction and prescription opiate abuse have spread across all demographics in recent years, enveloping affluent suburbs and remote rural areas alike in their…

How Do I Get Started with a Detox from Heroin?
Do I Need Detox From Heroin?
April 15, 2016

Do I Need Detox From Heroin? At some point during their addiction, most people suffering from heroin dependence will realize that they want to stop using it. A fear of withdrawal may set in at this stage, making individuals wonder if quitting is worth the painful side effects. While it’s true that the physical symptoms…

A Resource Guide to Suicide Prevention
July 11, 2013

A Resource Guide to Suicide Prevention Some people who are contemplating suicide may show signs. Others who know these signs can pick up on them and take action, potentially saving the life of the person in question. If the person survives a suicide attempt, it is important to know how to get the necessary medical…

Mental Health – Suicide Prevention
December 21, 2012

Mental Health – Suicide Prevention In the United States, more than 80 million people struggle with mental illness, substance abuse or both, which puts them at a high risk for suicide.  More than 30,000 Americans kill themselves every year. Worldwide, there are about 1 million suicides every year. Suicide is ranked in the top 10…

Codependency: Feeding the Addiction Together
October 10, 2012

Codependency: Feeding the Addiction Together If addiction were a game, codependency would be a key player. Although you may think you are helping your addicted loved one, you may be making the addiction problem even bigger and that can be counterproductive. Your addicted loved one may begin to justify their behavior. Aside from your loved…

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble
October 2, 2012

Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble Many people struggle with addiction and the problems it causes in their lives. Add a mental illness to the mix and the problems double. Many emotions and behaviors related to addiction are also linked to mental illness, and it is difficult to determine which came first. Is the mental illness causing…

Top Ten Indicators that You Suffer from Codependency
September 25, 2012

Top Ten Indicators that You Suffer from Codependency Codependency is an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological reliance upon a relationship that is dysfunctional. It is an emotional condition that can destroy a person’s happiness, career, health and personal relationships. Research has found that codependency is generational. It is a way of relating that is learned…

Anxious Addicts: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction
April 24, 2012

Anxious Addicts: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction Almost everyone at some point in their lives struggles with a form of anxiety. Feelings produced from anxiety can be misleading and are perpetuated by reinforcing thoughts. Most people do not recognize that they are anxious until they feel the physical symptoms of anxiety. Substance abuse is…

SAD Light Therapy
December 28, 2011

SAD Light Therapy Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that can affect people most commonly during the winter months when the sun exposure is at its lowest level. This mood altering disorder has also been linked to deficiencies in vitamin D as well as the sun’s influence on regulating the hormone melatonin. The…