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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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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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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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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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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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7 Tips to Deal with Holiday Depression

Feeling the winter blues? Here are simple tips to deal with holiday depression.   The holidays might be the season of joy, but for many, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also bring on the blues. A number of factors can trigger holiday depression, from financial worries to family stress. Even subtle changes … 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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Proud to Be Trusted: Why Licensing Matters When You Choose a Drug Treatment Center

Finding a drug treatment center you trust is important. Here’s why licensing matters.   Seeking professional treatment for addiction takes courage. Not only does the decision require a personal commitment to change, but it also takes trust in your drug treatment center to guide your recovery. When you invest in your recovery, both emotionally and … Continued

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5 Alcohol Addiction Statistics to Give You Hope

If you’re concerned about a problem with drugs or alcohol, statistics don’t always provide comfort. But sometimes, the numbers are on your side. These five alcohol addiction statistics offer reason for hope: 1. For Every Year in Recovery, Your Chances of Lifelong Sobriety Increase  If you or a loved one is considering alcohol addiction treatment, … Continued

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