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How to Detox from Alcohol

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Alcohol detox always requires professional supervision as the side effects may be life threatening. Dangerous symptoms of withdrawal occur when alcohol is stopped and can present in people who have only been drinking for a short term or for many years. Other drugs increase this danger. Medical detox is imperative to ensuring safety. When a… Read On »

The Opioid Epidemic: A Generation Lost from the Workforce

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New research suggests that the opioid epidemic is not only a public health crisis but an economic crisis as well. A recently published paper by Alan Krueger, Professor of Economics at Princeton University, suggests that the widespread use of opioid painkillers may be linked to declining workforce participation among American men aged 24 -54. His… Read On »

Music, Wellness and Sleep

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“OK, I will have 8 hours of sleep if I can fall asleep in 10 minutes. Should I get groceries this weekend? I wonder how I did on that test. Work will be so busy tomorrow! 6 hours if I can just get some shut-eye. Maybe I should watch a movie. I need to flip… Read On »

Recovery for Baby Boomers

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The first treatment program designed specifically to care for the Baby Boomer generation, Hanley Center opened the Center for Boomer Recovery in 2009. This innovative model is a residential treatment program that understands and utilizes the unique mind-set and barriers to recovery that are characteristic of this generation. The Center for Boomer Recovery offers co-ed… Read On »

Are You Enabling Addiction?

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Enabling involves doing for others what they can and need to do for themselves. The concept of enabling sounds straight forward, yet it’s often incredibly hard to distinguish between helping, supporting, and enabling. Enabling refers to allowing the alcoholic or addict to avoid the consequences of their behavior. People suffering from addiction or alcoholism often… Read On »

Illegal Fentanyl Now Reported as a Leading Cause of Overdose

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Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have now surpassed heroin as the leading cause of drug overdose deaths. The National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates that drug overdoses killed 64,070 people in the United States last year. This constitutes a rise of 21% over the… Read On »

Fentanyl Now Reported as a Leading Cause of Overdose

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Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have now surpassed heroin as the leading cause of drug overdose deaths. The National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates that drug overdoses killed 64,070 people in the United States last year. This constitutes a rise of 21% over the… Read On »

Investing in Relationships

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  No matter where you are in your own recovery, I just wanted to remind you and emphasize the importance of relationships.    I’m not talking about just romance, I’m speaking of relationships with all that this new life has to offer. “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps,” I’ve come… Read On »

Overdose Awareness Day: What You Need To Know

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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.  The United States accounts for approximately 25% of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide, including overdose deaths. The number of overdose deaths in… Read On »

Alcohol Use in Seniors | Addiction

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Alcohol use among seniors is common, with millions who remain under the radar as they live in a fog of alcohol use disorders or addiction. One-third of alcoholism among seniors is late-onset. Without enduring protector factors, major life transitions may wreak havoc with a person’s life. For those genetically predisposed to alcoholism, the combination can… Read On »