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Sprout Health Group Announces $1,000 College Scholarship

 The scholarship will be awarded to a college or graduate student pursuing a career in healthcare.   Sprout Health Group is dedicated to providing the highest-quality treatment for substance use disorders through evidence-based methods and an ongoing commitment to education. To recognize those who choose to enter the important field of healthcare, we are offering … Continued

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Is Addiction a Disease? The Science Behind Addictive Behaviors

Why is it so hard to quit using addictive drugs? Science has the answer, and it has nothing to do with willpower. Although once hotly debated, science has confirmed what medical professionals have suspected for years: addiction is a disease. Those who suffer from addiction don’t lack willpower, and they aren’t morally flawed. We now … Continued

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5 Ways to Celebrate Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to recognize the unique health issues men may face and to encourage the men in your life to help them improve their overall health. If you want to join in this year, here is some helpful information to better understand men’s health challenges, and some things you … Continued

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Pride Month Isn’t Cancelled: 5 Ways to Support the LGBTQ+ Community

In the light of COVID-19, much of the world looks different. Events of all kinds have been cancelled, even while people take to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd and the all-too-many like his. Considering the tone and pandemic, Pride Month isn’t starting on its usually vivacious note. While it isn’t cancelled, … Continued

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Doctors Warn Rise in Antidepressants and Sleep Medication May Lead to Addiction

Amidst the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are coping with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Psychiatrists wrote nearly 1 million more prescriptions for habit-forming anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin in March compared to the previous year, according to health-research firm IQVIA. They also wrote 2 million more prescriptions for antidepressants. Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts told the … Continued

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The “Sixth” Impulse Control Disorder: Recognizing Buying-Shopping Disorder

Everyone has urges. They are simply a part of life. Most people are able to control their impulses, choosing whether or not to take action based on the potential consequences. However, some people struggle to ignore their urges in ways that damage their lives. In these cases, the outcome is impulse control disorder (ICD), a … Continued

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Drug Use During Pregnancy: A Guide for New Parents

By Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ICCS, DRCC Addicted and expecting? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Most parents worry about the health of their unborn child, and it’s common to wonder different substances can affect your pregnancy. Drug use during pregnancy introduces a degree of risk, but the … Continued

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Fighting The War At Home – PTSD and Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Have questions about PTSD? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist.   Veterans and PTSD: An Overview  Although we have long known that combat exposure can trigger post-traumatic stress, recent statistics about veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are startling: 1 in 5 of these veterans suffers from PTSD. Lacking … Continued

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Finding a Family: Alumni Share How Sprout Made a Difference

Sprout Alumni become Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to Help Others Heal   When Malinque Haskins started treatment at Endeavor House, one of Sprout Health Group’s two facilities in New Jersey, he knew this time would be different. At each of the other five facilities he had gone through, a part of him would hold on … Continued

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