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Prof. Lucien Abenhaim: There is an incredible challenge for the sustainability of health systems across the world

Prof. Lucien Abenhaim

LONDON, Dec-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies.

The not-for-profit executive forum is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and analytica|LASER, a global research consultancy, to investigate topical questions around drug policy, global health systems sustainability and innovation funding through a combination of case studies, panel sessions, and roundtables. Delegations are registered from over 70 public and private organisations, including the World Health Organization, as well as health systems representatives from Belgium, England, Estonia, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United States and Wales. Multiple patient organisations support the meeting to ensure that the patient voice is reflected in all deliberations.

“Access to life-saving drugs is not a new challenge. The paradigm of accessibility was changed completely in the face of the deadly HIV epidemic. This time, however, accessibility concerns almost every domain of medicine such as cancer, auto-immune diseases and rare diseases. We must act now,” says Prof Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and former head of UNAIDS.

“There is an incredible challenge for the sustainability of health systems across the world”, says Prof. Lucien Abenhaim, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Chairman of Analytica Laser. “It is critical that drug developers and health system engage on actionable proposals that address concerns around value, cost and overall access to innovation for the patients who need it. We are at an inflection point – the paradigms of the 1990’s can no longer guide us,” he adds.

The main plenary on December 6th features scheduled remarks by over a dozen authorities in the field, including Professor Baron Peter Piot (Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and former Head, UNAIDS), Dr. Olivier Brandicourt (Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi), Dr. Sarah Garner (World Health Organization), Prof. Dominique Le Guludec (President, French HAS), Sir Andrew Dillon (Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK) and Dr. Harold Paz (Chief Medical Officer, Aetna). The plenary is preceded by a scientific seminar on December 5th which gathers globally renowned academics to explore new frontiers on the methodology for the appraisal and valuation of high-value medicines.

Please contact the organisers for more information on the programming and media access, or refer to www.accessibility-symposium.org

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Global leader in serialization solutions Systech to attend the annual pharmaceutical congress CPhI Worldwide in Barcelona, 4 – 6 Oct 2016

systech_international_slogo_europawireBRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, will partner with Sharp Packaging and SINEL SYSTEMS, part of the Autajon Group, at CPhI Worldwide, the annual pharmaceutical congress held in Barcelona from 4 – 6 October 2016.

Systech will be part of Sharp’s panel discussion addressing delegates on the theme of “Serialization: Optimizing Your Supply Chain Means Optimizing Your Partners.” The presentation will explore the critical path to supply chain readiness, risk assessment, benchmarking and serialization risk mitigation options. The briefing will take place in the Pharma Insight Briefing room on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 11:30am CEST.

Systech will also showcase its UniSeries™ serialization software offered as an integrated solution within Autajon’s exhibit booth #2P16 (Hall 2).

CPhI Worldwide, together with co-located events ICSE, InnoPack, P-MEC and FDF, will host more than 36,000 visiting pharma professionals from 4-6 October at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain. More than 2,500 exhibitors from 150+ countries gather at the event to network and take advantage of more than 100 free industry seminars. Every sector of the pharmaceutical market is represented under one roof, this year in a new location in Barcelona.

With thousands of implementations across the globe, Systech is the world’s most trusted brand protection expert, and its UniSeries offering is the industry standard for serializing products. UniSeries is offered as an integrated solution with both Sharp Packaging and Autajon Group’s hardware. Systech’s patented, configurable software offers manufacturers the flexibility to adapt to new regulations without extensive reworking or revalidation, thereby reducing implementation, training and support costs.

“We are recognized as the world leader in serialization and brand protection,” states Manfred Voglmaier, Senior Director Sales Europe, Systech International. “With more than 30 years of experience in providing highly configurable solutions for serialization across a variety of industries ― along with our partners Sharp Packaging and Sinel ― gives us a unique insight for this panel.”

Systech’s products are in greater demand than ever before since it is estimated that over 15,000 production lines for prescription medication in Europe must be fitted with a serialization system over the next three years. The European Commission adopted a regulation on October 2, 2015, under which the serialization of prescription medicine packages will become mandatory in all EU countries by 2019.

Show exhibit hours are on Tuesday, 4 October – Thursday, 6 October. Systech representatives will be available in the Sharp Packaging booth #3L56 (Hall 3) during the event, as well as in the Autajon booth #2P16 (Hall 2). They will showcase Systech’s software solutions on sample packaging lines and via live demos throughout the event.

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Finnish Servicepoint to resell, install and support Systech’s serialization solutions in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia

servicepoint-fi__logo_europawireFinland, 23-Sep-2016 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, today announces the extension of its strategic partnership with Servicepoint, a leading serialization automation supplier.

Systech has signed a global agreement with Servicepoint, allowing the company to act as a single point of contact for customers across Europe. Through this agreement, Servicepoint will now resell, install and support Systech’s serialization solutions to customers of any size across Europe, especially in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia.

This agreement comes at a critical time within the pharmaceutical industry, as the European market is growing exponentially. It is estimated that over the next three years, 15,000 production lines for prescription medication in Europe must be fitted with a serialization system. The European Commission adopted a regulation on October 2, 2015, under which the serialization of prescription medicine packages will become mandatory in all EU countries by 2019.

Systech and Servicepoint first engaged two years ago when jointly delivering serialization and automation/integration solutions to a pharmaceutical manufacturing client. As a result, both companies were able to offer enhanced solutions and increase their speed of delivery.

Servicepoint maintains and offers professional services, automation services, retrofit/upgrade services to Systech customers and provides Level 1 and 2 support, while Systech provides Level 3 support for the software.

“Servicepoint has a solid network of over 50 professionals in Europe, which, when combined with Systech’s growing regional support, creates a large and experienced talent pool for the delivery of serialization initiatives,” states Harry Saint-Preux, Director, Global Alliances & Channels, Systech International.

“Servicepoint has extensive expertise and a long history automating hundreds of production lines for different fields of industry and European pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as experience with track-and-trace initiatives. Systech and Servicepoint’s combined approach provides manufacturers with the solutions, services and support required to address Europe’s challenging serialization requirements,” notes Saint-Preux.

Risto Finne, chairman of the board, Servicepoint, comments, “Servicepoint is honored to enter into this partner agreement with Systech, who we consider to be the global market leader in serialization. This cooperative paves the way for numerous new business opportunities, particularly with Russian companies that need to rapidly employ serialization. Our experience in integrating modifications and upgrades of existing production lines, in addition to new, turnkey, fully-automated solutions for the serialization and packing of medical, food and other sensitive products puts us in an enviable market position.”

Servicepoint is one of only a handful of suppliers in the European market that provides an all-inclusive production automation solution including planning, installation, testing, and maintenance.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ViroCarb’s anti HIV Crowd Funding Campaign

Toronto, Canada, December 01, 2014 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — ViroCarb Inc. has launched a worldwide crowd funding campaign to promote the development of its new HIV infection inhibitor.

WORLD AIDS DAY – Make a donation to save lives from AIDS! Support new treatment development at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-a-new-therapy-against-drug-resistant-hiv/x/9240077

Despite the great progress made in HIV/AIDS treatment, there is still an urgent need for new drugs, particularly for people who have had to abandon existing treatments due to HIV drug resistance and side effects.

The current treatment of HIV/AIDS involves the use of three or more drugs from five main general classes, used in combination. While this antiretroviral therapy (ART) has helped to reduced morbidity and mortality from AIDS, long term toxicity and the emergence and transmission of drug resistant HIV strains limit the effectiveness. Thus, despite therapy which can render this a chronic, rather than acute fatal infection, development of new drugs to prevent infection and overcome drug resistant strains, is increasingly urgent.

ViroCarb Inc. is developing a novel technology that addresses infections by drug resistant HIV strains. Developed from the identification of a new, natural resistance factor against HIV infection by scientists at SickKids and Canadian Blood Services, ViroCarb’s inhibitor works against a previously overlooked target on the virus to block HIV from entering human cells, the very first step in the infection. It works against all HIV strains.

Funds are needed to aid in moving forward to support preclinical studies; therefore ViroCarb Inc. has started an international crown funding campaign to carry out these HIV model studies needed before conducting clinical trials.
Please support this new way to block HIV.

Contact-Details: Dr. Mario Huesca
479 Simonston Boulevard.
Thornhill ON.
L3T 4M4 Canada

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViroCarb;
Website: http://www.virocarb.com

 

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Sprint Bioscience Strengthens Its Cancer Metabolism Portfolio

Sprint Bioscience, a Swedish company developing oncology therapeutics targeting cancer metabolism, announced today that it has raised money to strengthen its drug discovery portfolio.

The investment by Första Entreprenörsfonden and Almi Invest will enable the company to continue to build a pipeline of drug discovery projects within cancer metabolism.

“We are investing in Sprint Bioscience because we consider their entrepreneurial drive and their particular skills in drug development to be key success factors for the changing environment of the future pharmaceutical industry. Sprint Bioscience’s business strategy involves out-licensing or collaborating at an early stage of drug discovery to ensure that projects are developed with a focus on current and relevant market needs,” says Rune Nordlander, partner at Första Entreprenörsfonden.

Sprint Bioscience is a company founded by experienced drug hunters with an ambition to improve the drug discovery process. “We believe in small organisations with effective working procedures and collaborations throughout the sector,” says the company’s CEO and co-founder, Dr. Anders Åberg.

“Sprint Bioscience has developed an efficient, fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) platform that can take parallel projects from initial idea to active molecules tested in cell-based systems in a very short time” Anders Åberg continues. Our goal is to align the early phase in the laboratory with pharmaceutical companies’ needs.

Targeting the metabolism in tumours provides exciting opportunities to develop drug therapies with novel mechanisms of action. This could be used to overcome the resistance that many cancer cells develop to current treatments.

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New Study Suggests Alcohol Abuse Rewires Brain, Impedes Trauma Recovery

A recently published study suggests that heavy alcohol use may interfere with recovery from traumatic situations.

The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and focused on mice that were chronically exposed to alcohol in doses twice the legal driving limit imposed on humans. Conversely, the control group of mice wasn’t exposed to any alcohol. After administering, and then ceasing, tiny electrical shocks mimicking trauma within humans, the mice chronically exposed to excessive alcohol had a more difficult time recovering from the trauma. In addition, a key receptor within the brains of the alcohol-exposed mice was suppressed and nerve cells within the brain were found to have taken on a different shape.

“This study offers valuable insight into how chronic alcohol abuse may disrupt recovery pathways in human brains,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab andAlcohol Treatment Center. “By understanding the correlation between chronic alcohol abuse and anxiety associated with traumatic events, researchers could eventually develop drugs that could assist in recovery for chronic alcohol abusers.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that excessive alcohol use is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death within the United States, estimating nearly 80,000 deaths annually. If you fear that a loved one may be excessively consuming alcohol, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can assist them in getting their life back on track. Mountainside’s comprehensive alcohol rehab program has been recognized as a standout program among their peers.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab and alcoholism treatment facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also has available services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program and its professional addiction treatment team have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential discussion at 800-762-5433.

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Drug-Related Deaths Outnumber Deaths By Automobile Accident

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has declared prescription drug overdoses as an epidemic in the United States.

The CDC estimates that one death from abuse of prescription drugs happens every 19 minutes- a greater number than those killed in automobile accidents. The National Institute of Health estimates that nearly ten percent of Americans abuse narcotics over their lifetime; 20% of teens are estimated to be experimenting with opioids.

“The number of individuals who experiment with narcotics is alarming,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “It seems as if many individuals believe that experimenting with narcotics is safe simply because they are prescribed by a physician and filled at a pharmacy. These statistics show that these beliefs couldn’t be further from the truth. Prescription drugs are prescribed by a physician, or other qualified medical professional, for a specific individual – others abusing them are endangering their lives. We need to make certain that we are sending the right message, all of the time, to Americans. We must be vigilant as we declare war on this epidemic.”

While opioid abuse is growing at a staggering rate, there is hope. If you believe that your child or other loved one is among those who are experimenting with opioids or any other substance, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help provide professional intervention services that will help you to approach them in a non-confrontational manner.

Through their unique drug addiction treatment program, Mountainside’s team of professionals will customize a program that is unique to the specific treatment needs of the individual. In addition, their comprehensive family care program will educate the entire family as well and give them the tools to support the family member’s recovery process leading to the journey of life-long sobriety.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also has available services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

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New Research Suggests Addiction to Opioids May be Preventable

A new study suggests that in the future it may be possible to eliminate possible addiction to opioids while increasing the pain relief that those medications provide.

A joint study conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and the University of Colorado focused on the body’s immune system response to opioids and, in particular, an immune receptor termed TLR4. This particular receptor allows the opioids to be bound to it and, by doing so, drives the physiological reward system. Researchers discovered that by creating a drug that blocks this receptor, opioids are prevented from driving the physiological reward system.

Another benefit was also discovered during this research phase. In addition to blocking the reward system pathways, researchers also discovered that the effectiveness of the opioids pain relief mechanisms also increased.

“This study deserves much consideration,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside DrugRehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “If it is develops that being able to increase the effectiveness of the pain relief properties of opioids while, at the same time, preventing the reward system from being activated, it will mean that those taking various pain medications will be on a safer journey.”

Statistics from the National Institute of Health estimates that nearly ten percent of Americans abuse opioids over the course of their lifetime, with one in five children experimenting with opioids prior to their seventeenth birthday. If you believe that your child is among that twenty percent and are in need of assistance in reaching your child, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help provide professional intervention services that will help you to approach your child in a non-confrontational manner.

Through their unique drug addiction treatment program, Mountainside’s team of professionals will customize a program that is unique to the specific treatment needs of the individual. In addition, their comprehensive family care program will educate the entire family as well and give them the tools to support the family member’s recovery process leading to the journey of life-long sobriety.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also has available services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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Alcohol abuse may be predictable in future

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California found that future prediction of alcohol abuse might be possible.

MRI scans were performed on 40 adolescents who had never drank alcohol and found that the children who had been followed, initially, showed less activity in specific areas of the brain and were at potential risk for becoming heavy drinkers.

“While this study followed adolescents, it provided valuable insight into the brain’s mechanisms,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Certainly, this study doesn’t advocate brain scans for adolescents, but research into the way these specific areas of the brain function may be able to help those within the addiction field to look into means for advanced prevention for alcohol abuse in the future within a variety of ages of individuals.”

Prevention, beginning at a young age, is the key to decreasing alcohol abuse in America.

As a parent, you may find it difficult to approach your child about issues relating to alcohol or to their drinking. However, if you suspect that your young adult is struggling with underage drinking, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently and effectively approach them with their customized, professional intervention services.

Through their unique alcohol rehab treatment program, their team of professionals will customize a program that’s unique to the specific treatment needs of the individual. Their comprehensive family care program will educate the individual and his/her family and provide the necessary tools to support the recovery process.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also has available services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities that Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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New FDA Regulations Require More Of Opioid Drug Makers

In an effort to help decrease the number of deaths related to opioid overdose, the FDA is requiring pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids to help fund training programs for medical professionals. Along with the training funding, drug makers will also be required to provide safety pamphlets to patients explaining the risks and interactions of the opioids.

“The FDA’s new measure will hopefully prove to be an effective means to decrease overdose due to the misuse of prescription drugs,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Education of patients is particularly important. Some may think that the risk of overdose and the misuse of narcotics are widely known. However, we believe that some individuals still believe that taking just a few extra pills can’t hurt. In fact, that’s simply not true; taking a few extra pills can be the difference between life and death.”

In the past decade, overdose death rates within the United States have more than tripled. While a narcotic addiction can start off innocently, it can quickly become an acute, dangerous addiction. If you are concerned that your narcotic use may be spiraling out of control, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you get, and stay, on the road to recovery. Through their unique addiction treatment program, their team of professionals will customize a program that’s unique to your specific treatment needs. Their comprehensive family care program will educate your family as well and give them the tools to support your recovery process and help you on your journey to life-long sobriety.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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July 4 Is Among The Most Deadly Holidays In The US

While many are celebrating the anniversary of the independence of the United States, others are suffering tragedy.

The state of Louisiana reports that more than half of their state’s motor vehicle crashes occur during the Fourth of July holiday, and the numbers increase annually.

“Many states report the same tragic situation that takes place in Louisiana,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Fortunately, in response to the growing number of fatal motor vehicle accidents, Highway Patrols in many states are setting up additional sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols during this holiday period, as well as other holiday periods. While these methods certainly have the potential to reduce fatalities, the best method is to be pro-active with prevention.”

Tips for being pro-active in prevention for the Fourth of July holiday:

•  Designate yourself as the sober driver. Don’t wait for someone to volunteer to become the designated driver. Let your friends know that you are the point of contact for all transportation needs during the Fourth of July celebratory events.

•  Limit the amount of alcohol served to everyone. Limiting the number of drinks served to everyone changes the atmosphere of the party from one of intoxicated people to one in which everyone is having fun and not getting intoxicated.

•  Make plans to stay put. While this may seem like an extreme measure, if you’re hosting a celebration, arrange for a place for some guests to crash in the event they drink too much.

Holiday times can be a particularly challenging and eye-opening time for those who abuse drugs and alcohol and can be used as a catalyst for change in the life of an addicted individual. If you are interested in helping a friend or loved one recover from their addiction, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can assist you with professional intervention services. Upon admission, Mountainside will help create an individualized drug and alcohol abuse program that fits each individual’s needs and helps them get on the road to a sober life. In addition, its comprehensive family care program gives you and your family the tools needed to help support you in your recovery journey.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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Importance Of Individualized Drug Rehab Highlighted

Within the field of addiction treatment many methodologies are available for rehabilitation. But, none are quite as effective as the approach used by one particular drug rehab located in Canaan, CT.

In its humble beginnings, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center set out to provide innovative and individualized treatment. Through its evidence-based treatment modalities, supported by new innovative treatment modalities, Mountainside created a rehab model that sets the course for lifelong sobriety success for those entering into the Mountainside treatment program. This newfound approach was relatively simple in nature: individualized treatment for each person.

“At its core, our rehab program is very straightforward,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Each person who enters into rehab is unique – they bring their own set of circumstances into treatment and, because of that, there’s no exclusive treatment model that fits everyone. When a person enters into our rehab program our team of clinical professionals completes a thorough assessment and then is able to create a program that addresses the uniqueness of each person. Some individuals who enter into treatment present with dual diagnoses; this requires the services of a psychiatrist to help with an underlying problem that may be contributing to the addiction. Other individuals may enter into treatment experiencing massive withdrawals from their substance of choice, necessitating a physical detox. Whatever the need, we are able to create an individual course of action which establishes a solid foundation for long-term sobriety success.”

If you or a family member is struggling with a substance abuse problem, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you by creating an individualized treatment program that addresses your specific needs for recovery. Our outstanding family care program provides the comprehensive services that families need when dealing with an addiction or alcoholism issue by giving families the tools necessary to rebuild their bonds of unity. Mountainside’s treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized programs within the addiction treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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New State Law Hopes To Limit Detrimental Effects Of Underage Drinking

A new Indiana state law, signed into effect by Governor Mitch Daniels, offers protection from prosecution for some minor alcohol-related offenses.

The law goes into effect on July 1, 2012 and offers protection for individuals who may be publically intoxicated or who are underage drinkers and are seeking help for another person who is facing an alcohol-related emergency.

“This law should be seen as a way to help save lives of underage drinkers,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Sometimes, a group of underage students will join with others at a party, consuming a great deal of alcohol, and someone will fall critically ill due to excessive alcohol consumption. The tendency would be for the participants to protect themselves to the detriment of the person who needs medical attention. Under this new law, if a fellow underage drinker helps another potentially critically ill underage drinker, neither will be prosecuted. While we need to send the message for those who are underage to abstain from drinking alcohol entirely, we also need to make certain that those who have consumed too much alcohol do get the medical help that they need.”

The new Indiana law, called the Lifeline Law, provides immunity, as long as the person reporting the incident cooperates fully with police and other law enforcement officials, provides his or her contact details, including full name, and he or she must remain at the scene until police or the paramedics arrive. The message that this law hopes to send is that even if you have illegally consumed alcohol, one’s primary goal is to save the life of another person in peril.

Underage college drinking, which includes binge drinking, has claimed the lives of so many young people and will continue to do so until those at risk receive vital alcoholism treatment. Fortunately, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center specializes in helping individuals get on the road to recovery through their holistic drug rehab and alcoholism treatment programs. Their evidence based holistic treatment models are among the most effective for long term sobriety and are recognized among the most comprehensive and individualized programs within the addiction treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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New England Drug Rehab Urges Caution For Prom Season

As many teens get ready for their much-anticipated, end-of-the year celebration, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center issues an important reminder.

Prom season is a time of excitement for many of America’s youth. However, statistics show that nearly one-third of the alcohol related automobile accidents involving teens occur during the period of April, May, and June.

“This time of year, parents and students both tend to get caught up in the excitement of prom season,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “During this time of excitement, however, it’s important to remember the dangers of underage drinking, as well as driving with someone who may be of legal age who has been drinking. The realities of the statistics are harsh – more teens and young adults will face tragedies during these three months in alcohol-related accidents than at any other time of the year. Parents are strongly urged to make certain that they know who their children will be with and, as ‘uncool’ as it may be, to even be a designated driver for their children. Being proactive and having open communication with your children can go a long way in preventing tragedies from occurring.”

If you have a child or someone else in your life who has become burdened with alcoholism, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment center offers a comprehensive alcohol abuse program that can help them set their life back in order. Our outstanding family care program provides the comprehensive services that families need when dealing with addiction or alcoholism issues, by giving families the tools necessary to help their family member to get into recovery and to rebuild their bonds of unity. Mountainside’s treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized programs within the addiction treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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New England Rehab Highlights Newest Problem With Cocaine

New research suggests that cocaine causes the brain to age faster in chronic users than the normal aging process for non-users of cocaine. A study by scientists at the University of Cambridge, and published in Molecular Psychiatry, focused on the grey matter of the brain in chronic cocaine users versus the grey matter of those who didn’t use cocaine. The study pointed out that while everyone loses grey matter every year, those who were chronic cocaine users lost grey matter at double the rate of non-users. Grey matter in the brain is responsible for decision-making, self-regulation, attention and memory, and the increased loss of it causes the brain to age more rapidly.

“It’s rather ironic,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Individuals who use cocaine many times state that their reasons for use include having greater energy and a feeling of youthfulness. In reality, cocaine is, quite literally, draining the youth right out of their bodies. Cocaine is very highly addictive substance and is quite prevalent on the nightclub scene with younger individuals. That’s why it’s so imperative that we quickly get the word out and educate the public, particularly young people, about the potential, increased aging effects of this truly life-altering drug.”

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime estimates that cocaine is the second most problematic drug, with nearly 21 million cocaine users worldwide. The signs of cocaine use are bloodshot eyes, nosebleeds, runny nose, weight loss, increased need for money and manic episodes. If you notice any of these signs and suspect that a young adult is experimenting with cocaine or is addicted to cocaine, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you effectively and gently assist them to confront their drug use issues through professional intervention services. The team at Mountainside can make it easier for an addict and his or her family to make the entry into substance abuse treatment and into a comprehensive family care program. Mountainside specializes in giving families the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds that have been broken through addiction. Their treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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Demi Lovato’s Struggle With Addiction In Hollywood

Two years ago, much speculation swarmed around Disney acting and singing sensation, Demi Lovato’s decision to take a break and enter rehab in Illinois. In a recent interview Ms. Lovato sets the record straight in an effort to help other teen girls who may be suffering as she did. Plagued with depression and an eating disorder, Ms. Lovato acknowledged abusing alcohol and drugs.

“We have seen the devastating effects of alcohol and drugs in the life of Hollywood celebrities, time and time again,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “There’s an epidemic in Hollywood, and we need to strengthen our resolve to offer education and prevention support for those who are in the entertainment industry. As Ms. Lovato has stated, she was easily able to obtain these substances as a minor. There must be a resolve in Hollywood to support and educate minors to avoid the use of alcohol and other addictive substances. Mountainside applauds Ms. Lovato for recognizing her destructive behavior and for being such a positive role model and strong influence for young girls and teens everywhere.”

If you feel that your teen or young adult is struggling with alcohol abuse, substance abuse or even experimentation with substances, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you effectively and gently assist them to confront their abuse issues through professional intervention services. Our team can make it easier for an addict and his or her family to make the entry into substance abuse treatment and into a comprehensive family care program. Mountainside specializes in giving families the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds that have been broken through addiction. Their treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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Teens Failing To Recognize Dangers Of Prescription Medication

Recent trends are proving more disturbing as teens’ attitudes towards prescription drug use are becoming increasingly ambivalent.

The dangers of prescription drug abuse seemed to have been making some headway in recent years, but statistics show that teenagers are showing more mixed feelings, and sometimes even confusion, regarding prescription drug abuse.

“The widespread use of prescription pain killers can be, understandably, confusing for teens and young adults,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “It’s difficult to understand how a substance that is readily prescribed by doctors and regularly used by their parents and/or grandparents can be so detrimental to them. What teens and young adults fail to understand is that although the medications may be prescribed by a physician and purchased at the local drug store, they can be dangerous when taken by someone for whom they have not been prescribed. We need to make sure that we effectively communicate the facts to teenagers and make certain that we be very careful when and if we are required to use such medications.”

If you feel that your teen or young adult is struggling with prescription medication abuse, alcohol abuse or any other type of substance abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you effectively and gently assist them to confront their abuse issues through professional intervention services. Our team can make it easier for an addict and his or her family to make the entry into substance abuse treatment and into a comprehensive family care program. Mountainside specializes in giving families the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds that have been broken through addiction. Their treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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New England Drug Rehab Highlights Warning Signs For Problematic Drinking

It’s estimated that over thirty-eight million American adults binge drink more than four times per month. The majority of those binge drinkers fall within two age groups: 18 to 34 year olds and those over 65 years old.

While binge drinking isn’t always a sign of problematic drinking, its increasing frequency can be. There are at least five other warning signs that Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center points out, that when coupled with binge drinking may indicate a problem with alcohol.

•  Missing responsibilities. If one’s hangover makes one miss work or makes it difficult to perform day-to-day activities, it should be cause for caution.

•  Forgetting what happened during a drinking session. If the previous night’s activities are a blur and temporary lapses in memory occur, it could be a sign that alcohol consumption is becoming problematic.

•  Not realizing how much alcohol has been consumed. At times, individuals will begin the evening with good intentions, vowing to only consume a specific number of drinks. If alcohol consumption goes beyond that number, “accidentally”, on a continual basis, it could be an indication that an individual’s alcohol consumption is becoming problematic.

•  Drinking regularly, at specific intervals. Many individuals will avoid alcohol during the week, “saving up” for the weekend. If this occurs every weekend, it could be a sign of alcohol abuse.

•  Friends and family seem very concerned. Perhaps the biggest indicator of problematic drinking is concern expressed by third-parties such as family and friends.

“Many individuals begin exhibiting one or more of these signs without even realizing it,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “And, one of these symptoms alone doesn’t necessarily indicate problematic drinking patterns. However, when an individual begins to experience several of them, it should cause them concern as well as raise red flags to friends and family members. Knowing the signs of problematic drinking can help with early detection as well as early intervention.”

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is a problem that faces millions of Americans, and those same individuals often feel hopeless in their battle. With proper, holistic alcoholism treatment and evidence based addiction treatment, individuals can reclaim their self-dignity and begin living their lives sober once again.

If you recognize the symptoms of problematic alcohol consumption in a friend or loved one, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach him or her in a loving, caring way through professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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Michael J. Fox Admits To Using Alcohol To Cope

In a recent Parade Magazinearticle, actor Michael J. Fox discussed his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease and how he initially chose to cope.

In 1991, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative central nervous system disorder that affects the body’s motor system. Initially, he admits to using alcohol to deal with his diagnosis. Approximately one year into his diagnosis, however, his wife gave him a sudden wake-up call that caused him to realize he was headed down the wrong path. From that moment in 1992, he gave up drinking entirely.

“Being diagnosed with a debilitating disease is probably one of the worst fears for every human being,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Mr. Fox’s response to his diagnosis is not uncommon. Many people choose to deal with stressful events, such as diagnosis of disease, divorce, loss of job, etc. by turning to alcohol. And, many aren’t as fortunate as Michael J. Fox – they often lapse into chronic alcoholism. Luckily, Mr. Fox’s wife was able to help him see that he was headed down a destructive path before it was too late.”

If you or a loved one is using alcohol, or any other substance, to cope with difficult circumstances in your life, you are not alone. Fortunately, there is a way to handle these troubling situations and, with proper holistic alcoholism treatment and addiction treatment, individuals can reclaim their self-dignity and begin living their lives sober once again.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach your loved one in a loving, caring way through professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its evidence based and holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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The Impact Of Cocaine On The Heart Highlighted

The effects of cocaine have often been underestimated when, in fact, it is one of the most addictive substances abused and one of the most destructive to a variety of different physiological systems.

One of the draws of cocaine is the nearly instantaneous high it produces. It’s fast acting, entering the bloodstream quickly and traveling to the brain. One of the marked effects on the body is the effect cocaine has on the heart. It increases heart rate and blood pressure as it constricts blood flow to the heart. In an individual who has progressive heart disease which has resulted in significant narrowing of the arteries, cocaine use can produce immediate, fatal results.

“The effects of cocaine use are devastating,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside DrugRehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “At some point its use will catch up with an individual, either through immediate effects or via prolonged exposure. Not only does it physically wear on the individual, but the emotional and psychological impact is also profound. The sooner that help is sought for treatment, the less impact it can have on an individual’s life.”

If your family dynamic has been impacted by the use of cocaine in a loved one’s life, the effects don’t have to be continued and longstanding. With proper, holistic drug rehab and addiction treatment, individuals can reclaim their self-dignity and begin living their lives sober once again.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach your loved one in a loving, caring way through professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its evidence based and holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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