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Category: Family Topics

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Sep 20, 2019
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is defined as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.” As a person becomes addicted...

New Jersey Institute of Technology Tracks Drug Abuse with Analytics

Sep 17, 2019
Drug abuse is rampant across New Jersey, and it’s not just opioids. Many drugs have street names that are not trackable, which leads to unreported claims of abuse, overdose, and...

Six Ways to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Sep 17, 2019
While efforts to combat the opioid epidemic continues, such as the recent funding of 1.8 billion from the government, the problem will not go away overnight. According to the National...

Are You Substituting Your Addiction in Recovery?

Sep 17, 2019
During addiction, dopamine levels increase during drug use, creating dependency on that drug. Once people have entered sobriety, they may turn to substitutes. For instance, many recovering addicts may turn...

U.S. Government Announces 1.8 Billion to States to Fight Opioid Crisis

Sep 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the current administration will fund states with 1.8 billion dollars to combat the opioid crisis. The main objective of...

Pharmacies in New Jersey That Sold the Most Opioids During Crisis

Sep 9, 2019
A report in June from The Washington Post has shed light on pharmacies that sold the most opioids as the epidemic reached new heights. It starts with the Drug Enforcement...

How to Prevent a Relapse

Sep 9, 2019
One of the hardest things to do in your recovery is preventing a drug-related relapse. For instance, there are triggers that give you cravings or entice you to use drugs...

How to Enjoy Life Being Sober

Sep 9, 2019
Recovering from addiction isn’t easy. When you’re off drugs, you may feel lost and not sure what to do. Boredom and restlessness increases, which can lead to relapses, spiraling down...

Accepting You Need Help for Your Drug Addiction

Aug 30, 2019
With the rise in substance abuse, whether its recreational drugs, opioids or alcohol, it’s hard admitting you have a problem. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug...

How Can I Help My Loved One?

Jan 9, 2018
Many people live for weeks, months, or even years with an addicted loved one. Over this period of time, both the addict and their loved ones will suffer from the...
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