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Giving Tuesday 2018 November 09, 2018

Give to a Great Cause This Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that starts off the holiday season. Many people use Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to donate to impactful non-profit groups, volunteer their time, and ...

Shopping with AmazonSmile Helps Raise Funds for Turning Point October 25, 2018

For decades, Turning Point has been the rock under peoples’ feet as they overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Our New Jersey addiction treatment center is proud to be able to say we help around 3,500 people each year defeat their addictions and ...

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder October 10, 2018

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), there is a major connection between the presence of mental illness and substance use. The combination of both mental health disorders and substance use problems is referred to as a ...

September Is National Recovery Month September 13, 2018

National Recovery Month acknowledges the gains made by people in recovery, as well as the improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. This national observance occurs ...

International Overdose Awareness Day Brings Attention to Overdose Dangers & Drug Addiction August 31, 2018

All across the world, there is an unfortunate stigma that surrounds drug addiction and overdoses. People tend to be afraid of someone who has suffered an overdose, wanting to steer away from them rather than help them regain their strength and defeat ...

Rehabilitation Treatments Begin for Demi Lovato After Drug Overdose Incident August 17, 2018

On July 24 th, 2018, popular singer Demi Lovato suffered a drug overdose scare that sent her to the hospital. Complications with treatment and the symptoms of her drug overdose — the actual substance that caused her overdose has not been ...

Liver Disease Caused by Alcohol Consumption Increasing Among Young Adults August 01, 2018

Dr. Elliot Tapper researched liver disease among young adults after having treated a young man in his mid-30s whose liver condition was vastly more advanced than he had previously witnessed in younger patients. According to his research, fatal liver ...

Demi Lovato Releases New Song About Her Relapse June 28, 2018

Demi Lovato, in her heart wrenching new song ‘Sober’, announced to the world that she relapsed after six years of sobriety. Lovato, a star since childhood, has embraced her position as a public figure by speaking openly about her ...

Why Do Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rates Increase in the Summer? June 26, 2018

Now that the weather is warming up and summer is officially here, everyone is planning on how they will spend their holidays, time off from college, and long, warm nights. For addiction treatment centers around the country, though, the summer season ...

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month May 23, 2018

Although it is brought to the forefront once a year for a month, mental health awareness should be on our minds all year long because of the impact it has on our everyday lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 44.7 ...

Alcohol Addiction's Toll On Entire Families: Alcohol Awareness Month April 30, 2018

Alcohol Awareness Month – the annual campaign from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – is nearly over, but the benefits of observing it never end. In this final blog entry from Turning Point and our New Jersey ...

Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Drinking Habits: Alcohol Awareness Month April 27, 2018

Turning Point – the first name in New Jersey alcohol rehabilitation centers – keeps its attention on Alcohol Awareness Month. The annual campaign managed by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) hopes to help ...

Replacing Guilt & Shame with Hope & Strength When Fighting Alcohol Addiction April 19, 2018

Your alarm goes off in the morning, after a night of drinking, you’re still disoriented, a wave of emotions come over you when you think of last night…you gather your thoughts as you experience a combination of anxiety, depression and a ...

Youth Drinking Dangers & College Binge Drinking: Alcohol Awareness Month April 13, 2018

Alcohol Awareness Month, the yearly campaign ran by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), continues in an effort to stem alcohol addiction before it begins. At Turning Point, the trusted name in New Jersey alcohol treatment ...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month April 03, 2018

Since 1987, April has been declared Alcohol Awareness Month by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. While it is a year-round effort, April is the time of year in which the NCADD hosts seminars, events, and educational occasions. ...

Will Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes Actually Make It Worse for Addicts? March 27, 2018

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently juggling the idea of forcing Big Tobacco companies into reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes sold in the country. The FDA’s announcement claims a nicotine level reduction ...

NY Jets Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins Talks Recovery, Credits Personal and Professional Success to Treatment March 09, 2018

Austin Seferian-Jenkins has had an impressive athletic career: ranked second nationally as a tight end his senior year of high school, a University of Washington star who broke school records for receptions, receiving, yards, and touchdowns by his ...

Vicky Cornell Gives First TV Interview Since the Death of Husband Chris Cornell March 02, 2018

Vicky Cornell went on Good Morning America earlier this week to give her first TV interview since her husband, Chris Cornell, died in May of 2017. During her interview with Robin Roberts, Cornell blamed the drugs her husband was prescribed to help ...

OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue to Stop Marketing Their Drug to Doctors in the U.S. February 20, 2018

Purdue Pharma, the drug company behind the opioid OxyContin, recently announced that they will stop promoting their product to doctors in the United States. In a message to employees, Purdue said that it is cutting the company’s sales force ...

How Opiates Affect the Brain February 12, 2018

As the opioid epidemic continues to impact the lives of millions of people across the United States, researchers are working tirelessly to expand our understanding of what these drugs do to our brains in order to better combat their effects. The ...

The Plight of Those Living With Addiction January 24, 2018

Drug overdoses claimed the lives of an estimated 64,000 people in the United States in 2016 alone, a spike of more than 22 percent compared to 2015. Experts believe that drug overdoses will remain the number one killer of people under 50 years old ...

How Can You Tell If You're An Alcoholic? January 19, 2018

Confronting your inner demons is a massive step for anyone to take, no matter what you find staring back at you. The New Year is a common time for people to take the time to look inwards as they consider what personal resolutions and changes to ...

Ways to Boost Liver Function During Detox October 11, 2017

Your liver is a key organ in your body’s digestive system. It filters harmful chemicals from your blood, creates bile to break down the fat in your food, and stores glucose to give you a quick energy boost when you need it. Taking care of your ...

Can My Health Insurance Cover Drug & Alcohol Detox Treatments & Rehab? August 30, 2017

In many situations, the only way a person can fight off a drug or alcohol addiction that has significantly lessened their quality of life is by checking into a treatment program or detoxification ( detox ) facility. Through a deliberate focus on life ...

How Long Does a Detox Last? April 26, 2017

Like most things, a the effects and longevity of a detox vary depending on individual reactions, and also differ depending on the type of drug, or drink, a person is quitting. A detox is, by definition, the detoxification of the body in order to ...

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