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The Five Stages of Addiction

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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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Bon Appetit: Posh Food for the Hunt on the Beach

Bon Appetit: Posh Food for the Hunt on the Beach

The Tigger House team is toasting to fall flavors and a  British inspired menu. Sophisticated, pragmatic and bold--the food for the hunt is sure to appeal to even the most refined pallet. We have an entire team on our committee overseeing the foods that will be served...

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Origin of the Heroin Epidemic

Origin of the Heroin Epidemic

Have you ever wondered how the heroin and opiate epidemic became such a large problem? The origins of this widespread issue may go back in time further than you think: 1861-1865 - During the Civil War, medics use morphine as a battlefield anesthetic. Many soldiers...

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The Heroin Epidemic: Cold Hard Truth

The Heroin Epidemic: Cold Hard Truth

The raw numbers behind the heroin and opiate crisis have reached epidemic levels and continue to climb. Experts on statistics at the Center for Disease Control are alarmed; by their estimate, heroin-related deaths have increased over 700% since the 2012 Census....

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