09/11/2017

We live in an age where we are subjected to the newest technological advances and gadgets, where information is only a swipe or search away- Just Google It! It is certainly a time that has led to the digital globalization...

09/11/2017

Many studies have suggested that adding exercise to addiction treatment, which can include counseling, self-help support groups and/or medication, can strengthen the effects of recovery. In the early stages of recovery, individuals have reported feeling physically ill, weak, and unmotivated....

09/11/2017

Substance use treatment is continuing to evolve to better meet the needs of struggling individuals and families. Once substance use treatment is initiated, it can be implied that an individual has already begun to face the many challenges of addiction....

09/11/2017

There has been a lot of controversy in the media recently over the use and distribution of e-cigarettes, more specifically, the growing number of adolescents “vaping.” The social acceptability of e-cigarettes among adolescents has far exceeded traditional cigarettes. This acceptability...

09/11/2017

Parenting is not an easy job. It becomes even more challenging when your teen or young adult uses and or abuses substances. Common statements made by clients entering treatment are: “It’s my life, I am not hurting anyone else” or...

09/11/2017

I’m not an alarmist BUT... Do you remember the Ebola Epidemic? It was 2014, and by early fall most of the nation was experiencing some level of panic.  Here in Connecticut nine individuals were suspected of having the Ebola Virus,...

08/11/2017

As the summer months come to a close, there’s a certain level of anxiety that goes along with returning or starting school.  For those going off to college for the first time or returning to college, the level of anxiety...

08/11/2017

A hot topic in today’s social media world is addiction and overdose. One does not need to look hard on social media to see a post like: “I have an idea, just don’t use” or “Another angel taken too soon.”...

08/11/2017

“Being saved by Narcan offered me that opportunity to reflect on my life.  Narcan kept me alive until I wanted to live.” Jonathan Goyer Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 lethal...