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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 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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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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Controversial Treatment For Alcoholism: LSD vs. Traditional Methods

Last week, the website drugfree.org published a controversial analysis of studies conducted between the 1960’s and 1970’s which suggests that LSD may help those who battle alcoholism by reducing or eliminating their need to drink alcohol altogether.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology reviewed a total of six different studies involving LSD for alcoholism treatment. They found that nearly 60 percent of patients showed a marked improvement compared to thirty-eight percent of the control group. Not only that, they discovered those who were treated with LSD were less likely to relapse.

“Within the addiction field, there have always been various types of drugs and medications used to treat either substance abuse or alcoholism,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Unfortunately, some of those drugs have spawned additional issues in the life of an addicted individual. That’s why caution must be urged and additional studies must be done. The last thing one wants to do is recover from one addiction, only to have problems arise from untested medications treatment used. We firmly believe in a holistic approach to alcoholism and substance abuse treatment. Our research and experience shows that treating each aspect of an individual yields far greater long-term sobriety success than the hope of a magic pill. Addiction treatment is a journey that must be undertaken for the long-term; there is no quick fix.”

If the life of a family member has become unmanageable due to alcohol abuse or drug abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach them in a loving, caring way through our professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its evidence based treatment 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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‘Ten Percent’ Offers Hope For Others Struggling With Addiction

A joint study conducted by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse services (OASAS) indicates that nearly 24 million Americans are in recovery from some type of substance abuse.

“To some, this may not seem like a significant story,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “But for those who are in the addiction treatment field, it’s a message of hope. We tend to focus on those who need recovery and neglect the story of those who are living successful, sober lives. It should give tremendous hope to others struggling with addiction to know that nearly 24 million American adults have successfully beaten this demon. It’s testimony to the effectiveness of a top-notch addiction treatment program. “

The study notes that more males than females stated that they are in recovery. In addition, more adults, aged 35-44, report being in recovery as opposed to 18-34 year olds and those older than 55.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that faces millions of Americans and those same individuals often feel hopeless in their battle. 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 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.

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Study shows U.S. National Guard Soldiers at risk of alcohol abuse

A new study conducted by Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health indicates that U.S. National Guard soldiers who have been deployed have a higher incidence of alcohol abuse when they return home.

The study, to be published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal, found a direct correlation between PTSD and alcohol abuse in U.S. National Guard soldiers who return from deployment. Research suggests that individuals with no prior history of PTSD or depression seem to have a greater incidence of a new onset of alcohol abuse after returning home. The research also suggests that, perhaps, soldiers are using alcohol as a way to self-medicate the effects of deployment.

“Previous studies have been done regarding increased alcoholism in solders,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Until now, however, studies which show a correlation between PTSD, depression and alcohol abuse have been few and far between. There are few times in individuals’ lives that cause more stress than deployment or war. We need to make sure that our soldiers who are returning home, are given the proper support that they need to return to productive healthy lives with their families.”

If a soldier in your life has returned from deployment, and if you think that they may be struggling with the difficulties of their deployment, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to ensure that they get the help that they need and will be able to live a happy, normal and fulfilling life with their families

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 of being an addict to an individual seeking treatment, easier for families and loved ones.

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.

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Death From Accidental Drug Overdose Tripled In Past Decade

A report published by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that accidental drug overdose has tripled since 1990.

The most common overdoses and subsequent accidental deaths occurred through the abuse of prescription painkillers, which were responsible for nearly 15,000 deaths in 2008 – more than both heroin and cocaine combined.

In addition to accidental overdose, the misuse of painkillers was responsible for nearly one-half million emergency room visits in 2009, doubling rates from the previous five years.

“Prescription painkiller abuse is one of the most ominous drug problems facing America ,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “It affects individuals from all walks of life – from the rich and famous to the homeless. Fortunately, many states are stepping up to the plate and addressing this enormous problem in a variety of different ways. Some states have enacted Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) which helps track who receives a prescription for a controlled substance, where they receive the prescription from and where the prescription is filled. Other states are requiring increased accountability from physicians. Thankfully many states are becoming involved in treating the source of the problem.”

In nearly fifty percent of prescription painkiller deaths, there were other substances such as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol involved. The study also highlighted an alarming fact – the number of prescription painkillers that were prescribed in 2010 were enough to medicate every adult in America , around the clock for one month.

If you believe that a loved one has an issue with prescription drug abuse or any other substance abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you with its broad range of professional intervention services.

Mountainside’s comprehensive family care program 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.

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Self-control impulse impaired in addicts’ brains, possibly inherited

A study, appearing in Science Mag, says that there seems to be a presence of abnormalities in the brain of addicts that regulate self-control mechanisms.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom studied brain scans of 50 pairs of siblings, one of each pair being a cocaine addict and the other with no history of substance abuse.

The study revealed that the fibers, which connect various parts of the brain, were less efficient than those found in the scans of typical individuals. These fiber connections are responsible for sending messages to an individual to “stop” a certain behavior. The inefficiency noted is directly related to how long it took before the individual responded to the “stop” signals. Interestingly, both siblings took longer to respond to the stop signals, indicating less self-control and, more importantly, indicating a possible strong hereditary connection to addiction.

“The self-control aspect of addiction is often studied,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “However, research on the correlation between self-control and heredity hasn’t been studied nearly as much. The link between impulse control and genetic influences is certainly a study whose time is coming. The important thing that we must remember is that, even if future studies indicate a direct genetic connection to the predisposition of an individual to become addicted, it doesn’t mean that the person must become an addict. Personal choice via awareness does play an important role.”

The ever-evolving field of addiction medicine may, at some point, develop a panacea for substance abuse and drug addiction. Until that time, however, effective drug rehab is a must for those addicted individuals who want to recover from the catastrophic effects of addiction.

If you believe that that a loved one has an issue with drugs or alcohol, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you with its broad range of professional intervention services.

Mountainside’s comprehensive family care program 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.

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Kim Richards Admits To Alcoholism

Much speculation encircled Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and previous child-actress Kim Richards this television season.

On the show, it was clear Ms. Richards was struggling with issues in her life. Her erratic behavior caused her fellow cast members to accuse her of using crystal meth on screen. Kim Richards, as well as her sister Kyle Richards, both vehemently denied those allegations on camera. What they didn’t initially reveal, however, was the true substance she struggled with: alcohol.

On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Show, Kim Richards sat down one-on-one and revealed that she is an alcoholic and that, back in December 2011, she sought rehab for it.

“We’re so happy that Ms. Richards received rehab for her alcoholism,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “She found the strength and courage to not only admit to herself, but to the entire world, that she has a problem with alcohol. With her determination, support from her family and her fellow cast members she, like others in recovery, can continue the path of sobriety. Although it’s not an easy journey, it’s one of the most rewarding that an individual will pursue.”

In recent years, many within the entertainment industry have come forward with their stories of addiction, sharing their message of hope for others in hopes of prompting them to obtain proper substance abuse treatment.

While the entertainment industry has had increased numbers within its community seeking addiction treatment, it’s not an ailment that affects only the elite of society. If you believe that that a loved one has an issue with drugs or alcohol, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you with its broad range of professional intervention services.

Mountainside’s comprehensive family care program 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.

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Unintended effect of bath salt use

The dangers of bath salt addiction have been well-publicized over the past year; however, a new risk associated with its usage has recently come to light.

A young woman appeared at the ER presenting with symptoms of pain, rapid skin-cell deterioration on her arm as well as profuse drainage from the area. After further investigation, it was found that the young woman had contracted a flesh-eating bacteria due to bath salt injection. The flesh-eating bacteria was fast-moving and, because of the rapid growth and spread of the bacteria, she lost her arm, shoulder and collarbone.

“Many times individuals forget about the unintended consequences of substance abuse,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “When someone is injecting a drug, one of the last things on their mind is ‘I might lose my arm because of this’. In addition, once the addicted individual has gone through the critical period where they may experience an immediate consequence from their drug use, such as convulsions, seizures and coma, they certainly do not think about associated risks such as this. Injecting anything into the body without the supervision of a physician is dangerous. Individuals need to understand the full-scope of risks associated with drug use, not just the possible short-term consequences.”

Bath salt abuse is growing in popularity, particularly with the youth of America. Fortunately, lawmakers are beginning to understand the true danger of their improper usage and, as a result, many states are passing laws banning the sale and distribution of bath salts.

As a parent, teen drug use is a frightening reality to face. If you suspect that your teen is abusing bath salts or any other type of substance, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can assist you in reaching your son or daughter with professional intervention services.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center recognizes the struggles that addicted individuals and their families go through when battling various types of addiction. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field. Mountainside assists clients and their families from the very beginning of their journey by offering professional intervention services should they be needed.

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.

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Tips For Keeping Your Sobriety In Check Through The Holidays

Throughout the holidays, the pressures of the season along with the general festive atmosphere can be reasons why those in recovery succumb to consuming alcohol. But, there are alternatives, as given in the Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center ‘s Holiday Survival Series that offers guidance on how to maintain your sobriety or help others to maintain their sobriety throughout the holiday season.

•  Stay away from situations that put your sobriety at risk. There’s an old adage that says, “If you keep going to the barber shop, you are bound to get a hair cut.” By putting yourself into an environment where there the alcohol is flowing steadily, you increase the chance of having “just one drink”. But, there’s no such thing as “just one drink”, as anyone struggling with alcoholism will tell you. Keep it simple and, if possible, avoid situations where alcohol will be served. While this may seem like an extreme measure for some, immersing yourself in the proper environment will prove to be far more beneficial to your lifelong sobriety than the few hours of celebration that you aren’t participating in.

•  As a family member or loved one, choose to just say, “no” to alcohol. If you are hosting a holiday celebration, make it a safe environment for everyone by having a no-alcohol policy.

•  Provide non-alcoholic drink alternatives. As a host or hostess you may find it impossible to have a no-alcohol policy; so, provide plenty of non-alcoholic drink alternatives for your loved one in recovery. In addition, offer your support by choosing to abstain from consuming alcohol as well.

•  Attend an Al-Anon meeting. The families or friends of a loved one struggling with alcohol addiction also need support. Attending an Al-Anon meeting can help you to gain the tools that will aid your loved one on their journey to recovery.

•  Stay sober. Make a choice to support your family member by personally staying sober throughout the holidays. Quietly let your loved one know that you admire their determination and that you are proud of their conviction. Let them know that you are there with them on their journey and that you’ll be staying sober during the celebrations as well.

Holidays can be one of the most challenging obstacles to a person in recovery, particularly those in early recovery. But, by offering loving, gentle support, you can help your loved one stay the course.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center recognizes the struggles that addicted individuals and their families go through when battling various types of addiction. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field. Mountainside assists clients and their families from the very beginning of their journey by offering professional intervention services should they be needed.

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.

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Mountainside Drug Rehab’s Tips For Staying Sober Through The Holidays

Any previously addicted individual who has successfully maintained their sobriety for any length of time will attest to the fact the holiday season is one of the most challenging times of the year to stay on the recovery path. In addition, their successes also show that staying sober is indeed possible by following the guidelines below.

1.  Utilize your sponsor. You aren’t alone in your quest to stay sober during the holiday season. Your sponsor has experience in this area – lean on him or her and ask how to handle what you feel will be the most challenging aspects for you during the holiday season. Drug Rehab is an on-going process.

2.  Regularly check-in. Whether you decide to check-in with your sponsor at regular intervals, or with someone else in recovery, just make sure that you do so! Don’t wait until you are in a precarious situation to check-in. Staying in regular contact with a sober individual can help you as you navigate difficult situations.

3.  Attend an Alka-thon. An Alka-thon is an all day, 24 hour, 12-step based meeting event which is typically scheduled during the holidays. Those in recovery can come and get support from others who have been where they are.

4. Bring a sober person with you to a party. If you have been invited to a holiday gathering where alcohol will be served: first: determine if this is a good idea for you to go; second: if you do go, bring with you another sober person who is working their recovery program.

5.  Bring your own drinks. Make certain that you have a viable alternative to alcohol at a party. Bring your own sparkling water, sparkling cider or other favorite non-alcoholic beverage to insure that you have something to drink while others are imbibing.

While the holidays can be a difficult time to maintain sobriety, it is indeed possible with a little pre-planning and forethought. Don’t be afraid to lean upon family and friends during this holiday season!

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center recognizes the struggles that addicted individuals and their families go through, particularly during the holidays. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field. Mountainside assists clients and their families from the very beginning of their journey by offering professional intervention services should they be needed.

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.

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