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LGBTQ Addiction Resources

The LGBTQ Community and Addiction: A Guide for Friends & Family

What It Means to Be LGBTQ The LGBTQ+ community encompasses a diverse group of people whose sexualities or gender identities fall outside cultural norms. Although the acronym refers to people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning their sexuality, many people do not fit neatly into a single category — and … Continued

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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: Symptoms, Treatment and What to Expect

Changing your drinking habits can be a challenge. Here’s what to expect when you eliminate alcohol.   Although each person’s alcohol withdrawal timeline is different, it typically takes  7-10 days to complete detox Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe, it’s important to detox under supervised medical care The length of time it takes to … Continued

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Advanced Health & Education Celebrates 7 Years of Helping Clients Achieve Lifelong Addiction Recovery

At a recent event hosted by Advanced Health & Education, a national drug addiction and co-occurring treatment center headquartered in New Jersey, more than 100 attendees sat down to a formal dinner. They mingled with executive staff, posed for photos, and caught up with old friends.  If not for the palpable sense of community, an … Continued

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social media addiction

How Social Media Fuels Addictive Behavior: Research Shows Connection to Substance Abuse

A new study suggests a link between excessive social media use and clinical addiction. Here’s what to know, and how to scroll mindfully.   Most of us don’t think twice about the time we spend on social media. Whether scrolling through Instagram or catching up on Facebook, social media is how we stay connected to … Continued

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The New Street Drugs You Need to Know

As new substances hit the market (and old ones return), it can be hard to stay informed. Here are five risky drugs on the rise in 2020.   No matter how many new street drugs hit the market, it seems there’s always another on the horizon. Between semi-legal “supplements,” powerful synthetics, and drugs that find … Continued

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Delivering Accredited, Personalized Addiction Care to New Jersey Residents

Sprout Health Group Facility Endeavor House North Achieves Accreditation by The Joint Commission Six months ago, Sprout Health Group acquired Endeavor House North, a Kearny-based drug treatment center that had served the New Jersey area for more than four decades. Building on the center’s deep commitment to the community, we believed our team could further … Continued

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5 Ways to Reset Your Mind for Recovery in 2020

Committing to sobriety is a great first step toward recovery, but expecting overnight results can lead to disappointment. Here’s how to put yourself in the right frame of mind.   With a new year comes the promise of a fresh start and a chance to reset your mind for a healthier year ahead. If you … Continued

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Unsafe in Any Flavor: What Parents Need to Know About Vaping

Is vaping safer than smoking? Are there hidden health risks? As vaping has gone mainstream, many parents still have questions. Here are answers.   A decade ago, someone puffing a strange-looking pen, trailed by a plume of odorless “smoke,” might have raised some eyebrows. Today, most people wouldn’t look twice. With 1 in 12 Americans … Continued

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Study drugs

The Surprising Truth About Study Drugs

“Study drugs” like Adderall can seem like an easy shortcut to greater focus, but do they even work? Here’s the surprising truth. Of the millions of high school and college students competing this year for scholarships, internships and jobs that will pay off their loans, many will turn to a dangerous crutch: study drugs. The … Continued

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