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10 Tips for a Sober & Clean Holiday Season

Recovery itself is a celebration and part of that celebration is experiencing the true essence of the holidays without the foggy head and post-party headaches. The following are 10 tips for successfully celebrating a sober and clean holiday season:  Stay active and connected to your recovery support system.  Look into recovery related holiday events and activities. Plan and […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Recovery

Mindfulness Meditation is growing in popularity and there is probably no better use for it than for those beginning their journey of recovery.  The results are astonishing. After just a week or so of day-to-day practice, patients begin experiencing calmer thinking, less attachment to emotional ups and downs, less power behind cravings, and an increased […]

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A Message from our Medical Director

Current medical science clearly has demonstrated the multi-faceted components of an Addiction Disorder: the biological, psychological (behavioral), and social disturbances that contribute to its initiation and to its progression through uncontrollable compulsions, thought disorder, and self-defeating behavior. Once the “pre-Addicted” brain is exposed to mood-alteration through substance use, the brain is “hijacked” with development and […]

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Treatment for the Heroin Crisis

Understanding the Modern Heroin Epidemic Heroin has long been considered one of the deadliest and most damaging illegal drugs. Despite this awareness, recent years have seen a dramatic increase in heroin use and, sadly, overdose deaths. While media coverage of the epidemic has focused mostly on working-class, economically disadvantaged towns, the fact is that heroin […]

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Does My Loved One Need Help?

Identifying Drug Use in a Friend or Family Member Although it affects millions of American families, drug use rarely fits the picture portrayed in movies and television. It’s easy to think that all users are violent, erratic or visibly out-of-control. The truth is many people suffer in silence, putting up a normal face to the […]

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