Treatment

Adrian Hollywood Awarded Riley Regan Award by NJ EAPA

On April 19, 2013 the New Jersey Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) awarded the inaugural Riley Regan Award to Adrian Hollywood (deceased). Adrian was an employee assistance professional with a long history of dedication to serving the communities of New Jersey. Most recently, Adrian was known for his work with American Addiction …

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Paterson, NJ Heroin Bust : 300 “Bricks” Won’t Change Much

While I commend all law enforcement in what they do and in their battle against this heroin epidemic here in New Jersey, April’s first heroin bust is just a pin prick in the fight.  Police report having seized 300 bricks of heroin, said to have a $120,000 street value. The heroin bust took place in Paterson, …

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Ocean County DART Coalition Event May 27

Tonight is the Ocean County DART Coalition Forum “Can We Talk – Are You Listening?” at the Pine Belt Arena from 5pm to 9pm. The event is being organized by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, and will focus on the heroin epidemic that is sweeping through New Jersey’s communities. I will be there, along with Ryan …

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So, What’s The Story On Cannabis Addiction And Detox?

Cannabis users sometimes develop a mild physical addiction, with withdrawal symptoms that can last several weeks. These usually include the jitters, occasional other symptoms, and emotional unease. There have been a few reports of psychotic episodes, but it has not been established that those were due to removal of the chemicals. They may have been …

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What is the success rate of alcohol intervention?

The problem with statistics is that, by Federal Statute, alcohol treatment is seriously confidential. Furthermore, outcomes over time are pretty much a guess, since it is pretty hard to track people whose treatment was confidential to begin with, many of whom have no desire to remain in contact with the treatment facility. Thus, these are educated guesses …

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Alcohol, Nicotine and Other Drugs During Pregnancy

Drinking and smoking during pregnancy are two of the major causes of developmental problems in children, both in the womb and postpartum. Smoking causes problems because of reduced oxygen to the fetus. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke can cut down the ability of the mother’s blood to transport oxygen by as much as 40%. …

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Eminem Rhymes About Addiction & Recovery

Eminem Rhymes About Addiction & Recovery On “Not Afraid” “I just can’t keep living this way,” he rhymes on the track. “So starting today I’m breaking out of this cage / I’m standing up, I’ma face my demons / I’m manning up, I’ma hold my ground / I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up …

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A Letter To A Friend In Treatment

Dear Ed, Addicts are people who don’t want to: don’t want to feel the pain, don’t want to be uncomfortable, don’t want to feel funny, don’t want to experience the negative at all.  But if we avoid all seemingly negative experiences, how will we appreciate it when we’re having a positive one?  How will we …

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