Is Secondhand Alcohol Dangerous?
Is Secondhand Alcohol Dangerous?

November 19th, 2015 Blog
Chances are you know all about secondhand smoke. You may not have heard about the dangers of secondhand alcohol, however, yet you may already be a victim. Learn more about secondhand alcohol, and find out why your loved one’s drinking problem may be costing you more than you think. Problems Associated with Secondh more...

The Evolution of Cigarettes in One Big Puff [Infographic]

November 17th, 2015 Blog, Infographics
Over the past century, significant social and political events have contributed to the evolution of cigarette usage rates in the U.S. The percentage of U.S. adults who smoked gradually decreased over the years. In the 1940s and 50s, the rate was at 43% and 44%, respectively. By 2010, that rate went down to 18%. Tod more...

The 4 Strongest Evidence-Based Treatment Programs for Substance Abusers

November 5th, 2015 Blog
You are ready to enter substance abuse treatment. But there are so many choices available! How do you know which one is the best? According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s statistics, 23.5 million people age twelve and over need treatment for substance abuse, yet only 2.6 million more...

Is addiction a choice?
Is Addiction a Choice?

November 5th, 2015 Blog
The science of addiction treatment constantly undergoes scrutiny because there is no “cure” for substance abuse, and the causes of it vary from person to person. The question of whether addiction is a disease or a choice causes significant debate. Although some clinicians accept the disease model of addiction, many more...

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Facility

October 22nd, 2015 Blog
Choosing a rehab facility is a personal and important choice. It is individual. Which facility will meet your needs depends a lot on what you or your loved one expects and what you or they are hoping to get out of recovery. For example, if you or your loved one are spiritual, then a rehab facility that does not include more...

Rise of Heroin Use in PA and How Naloxone Might Help
Rise of Heroin Use in PA and How Naloxone Might Help

October 8th, 2015 Blog
It is no exaggeration to say an epidemic of heroin use has swept across Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, there have been overdoses, distribution busts, more people seeking assistance for heroin addiction, and countless families struggling to save their loved ones from the heroin plague. In one weekend, eight p more...

Your Guide to Effective Depression Treatment

September 30th, 2015 Blog
Since the rise of anti-depressants in the early 1990s, “depression” has become a bit of a buzzword in American culture. While you might feel “depressed” after a setback at work or even a loss by your favorite sports team, those feelings alone do not constitute clinical or major depression. Even though many p more...

media and reinforcing addictive behavior
Media and Reinforcing Addictive Behavior

September 24th, 2015 Blog
We see it every day on TV, in music, and in the movies: glorification of addictive behaviors. How many times have the following scenarios been exalted?        Young people, often underage, get “wasted” at a party and have tons of fun.        Famous people use drugs and enter into one-night stands and more...

What Should You Do If You’re Pregnant and Addicted?

September 17th, 2015 Blog
The use of illegal drugs and alcohol is harmful for any woman, but more so if she’s pregnant. As the substances go through her bloodstream, they are passed on to the unborn baby through the umbilical cord and placenta. Seeking pregnancy addiction treatment for drug or alcohol abuse is not always a popular choice. How more...

Surprising Findings About School Policies That Prevent Pot Use

September 16th, 2015 Blog
Although schools pride themselves on their strict anti-drug use stance, they may be inadvertently encouraging teens to experiment with drugs. Schools with stringent suspension policies for drug infractions are not as effective at preventing future drug use as those that offer pot recovery counseling. Abstinence and Co more...
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