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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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol February 21, 2017

The pain of withdrawals is often part of what prevents many people from ending their cycle of abuse and dependence, so it is no surprise that detoxing can be a tremendous challenge. At Turning Point, Inc., we have been providing the support system ...

5 Tips for Resisting Temptation After Overcoming Drug or Alcohol Addiction July 21, 2016

When it comes to drug or alcohol detox and recovery, overcoming any kind of addiction is difficult. Even before starting a program, making the decision to get sober is a tough one to do. But what happens after you have actually reached a point with ...

Is There a Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Dependency? April 28, 2016

People often confuse alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency for each other. While similar in traits and dangerous, the two terms refer to two different situations. Alcohol abuse is when an individual drinks too much, too fast, too often. They are not ...

6 Tips to Help You Stay Positive During Alcohol Rehab April 22, 2016

People often say that acknowledging you have an alcohol addiction is the hardest step when trying to get better. While this may be true to a certain extent, the road to recovery can be long and stressful. Both your mind and your body go through ...

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body? April 15, 2016

It only takes one drink for alcohol to adversely affect your body. Your blood stream absorbs the alcohol and distributes it throughout the body. Your height, age, weight, and gender determine how quickly the alcohol processes. When more drinks are ...

Alcohol Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Alcohol Addiction April 08, 2016

Society labels alcohol as the drink of choice when someone needs to unwind, celebrate, or forget their worries. It is a common beverage found in many restaurants and households. While okay in moderation, alcohol can easily become addictive. Those ...

Not All Addictive Drugs Are Illegal: The 3 Most Addictive Drugs March 16, 2016

Our society stigmatizes drug usage and addiction, while the problem continues to escalate. Often, individuals try to hide their dependency to addictive substances. Much of this social perspective comes from the legal condemnation of certain drugs. ...

Signs of Alcohol Addiction February 19, 2016

Most alcohol addicts might not know they are addicted. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 16.6 million Americans over the age of 18 have an alcohol use disorder. They assert that 17% of men and 8% of women will ...

Craving Sugar After You Quit Alcohol? February 12, 2016

Overcoming alcohol addiction requires strength, determination, and commitment. It is no easy feat. Once you give up drinking, do you notice that you are more drawn to sugar? Instead of a beer, do you fantasize about a freshly baked pie or warm ...

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