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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...