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Hair Follicle Test FAQ: How it Works, What to Expect

What is the hair follicle test? A hair follicle test is a method for determining whether a person has recently used illicit drugs — or in some cases, misused prescription drugs. It involves cutting approximately 100 strands of hair as close to the scalp as possible, then testing for markers associated with a particular substance.  … Continued

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Life During COVID-19

Processing Life During COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Mendonsa

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has affected lives across the world. Thousands have also experienced the mental and emotional toll of social isolation, lost income, worry for loved ones, and fear of uncertainty. In this light, mental health resources are an important part of the battle — especially when we think long-term.  … Continued

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Natural remedies for anxiety

7 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

As the world faces uncertainty, anxiety has become its most common mental health issue. More than 40 million adults suffer from depression and anxiety-related mental illnesses, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the number seems to grow every year. Thankfully, there are many ways to address anxiety. In addition to professional … Continued

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CORONA-19 and mental health

How to Avoid Letting COVID-19 Anxiety Affect Your Mental Health and Recovery

Knowledge is power, but not all headlines are created equal. Use these tips to protect your mental health.   Last week, many people had never heard of COVID-19. Today, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus seems to command every news headline and social media post — but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 anxiety should command … Continued

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STUDY: Movement May Reduce Teen Depression

Even moderate activity, like walking or caring for a pet, can have an impact.   Physical exercise has long been associated with improved mental health in adolescents, but teens don’t have to hit the gym or join the basketball team to see the benefits, new research says. A study published this month in The Lancet psychiatry … Continued

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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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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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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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