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Our goal is to offer informative content and resources to struggling families dealing with this devastating drug disease.

Warning Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

There is a serious crisis in the US of teenagers abusing drugs. Did you know that as of 2015, “almost 50% of high school seniors have abused a drug of some kind?” The statistics are staggering. For these families, finding out that their teens are using and abusing...

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The Six Family Roles in Addiction

Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the person who is addicted, but their entire family and circle of friends. Besides the genetic or environmental factors that contribute to the cycle of addiction, living with someone who abuses drugs (and even alcohol), can greatly...

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For Families Dealing with Addiction

“According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.” It can be a stressful and confusing time dealing and living with a loved one in the grips of addiction, but...

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The Five Stages of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common mental illness in the United States. In 2017, nearly 20 million people in the US over the age of 12 were caught in the grips of addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Drug abuse can be deadly. It is a difficult topic to...

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How New Jersey is Taking On the Opioid Crisis

Unfortunately, the opioid crisis has badly affected New Jersey. In Monmouth County alone, drug deaths rose 36% between 2016-2017. So Governor Phil Murphy has decided to take action. Here's how New Jersey is taking on the opioid crisis. Narcan For starters, Narcan is a...

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Be Careful of These Addictive Prescription Drugs

Unfortunately, there are prescription drugs that are addictive. These drugs may help treat one health issue, but they end up creating another one through their habit-forming properties. Sadly, 18.9 million Americans misuse prescription drugs every year. With this in...

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How An Addicted Parent Affects Children

Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz" describes a young child growing up with an alcoholic and abusive father. "You beat time on my head/ With a palm caked hard by dirt;/ Then waltzed me off to bed/ Still clinging to your shirt." The narrator starts to confuse...

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What are Anti-Drug Vaccines?

Unfortunately, the heroin and opioid crisis still affects Monmouth County. But what if there were a new way to help battle addiction? What if advances in science continue to give people another method to prevent drugs from destroying their lives? Fortunately, a new...

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Staging an Intervention

Addiction not only affects the people struggling with it, but it hurts people's loved ones. No one wants to watch someone they care for hurt. So, often family and friends will try to intervene. And with 3,000 projected deaths because of drug deaths in 2018, it's...

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What are the Signs of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can be deadly. In fact, it's hit Monmouth and Ocean counties particularly hard. So how do people know if someone is abusing? What are the signs of drug abuse? Here are several of them: Eyes Walt Whitman said that the eyes are the windows into our souls. In...

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What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is one of the big causes of the drug epidemic affecting America. Unfortunately, the opioid and heroin problem is hitting Monmouth and Ocean counties harder than other areas. Deaths because of fentanyl increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2016. But what is...

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How the Opioid and Heroin Crisis Affects Monmouth County

Unfortunately, the opioid and heroin crisis has hit home. Drug deaths were projected to top 3,000 in 2018 in the United States. But, it's not a problem that's distant to us. Monmouth county are dealing with this issue, just like so many other places. Here's how the...

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