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SERENITY AT SUMMIT NEW ENGLAND HOSTS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

(HAVERHILL, MA – February 28, 2017) Inpatient Detox and Addiction Treatment Centers Serenity at Summit New England, a part of the Summit Behavioral Health continuum, opened in November 2015 to provide detoxification and residential substance abuse treatment services to the New England and Northeast Communities. To date Serenity has treated over 1200 patients. In addition […]

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Three Most Commonly Abused, Addictive Types of Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills are one of the most rampantly accessible drugs on today’s market. Most people assume sleeping pills are non-addictive, yet they also report being unable to fall asleep without them. The inability to stop taking sleeping pills, the need to increase dosages over time, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms are all signs of a serious […]

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Tracking The Numbers Regarding The U.S. Heroin Epidemic

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioids are driving this national tragedy, with nearly 19,000 overdose deaths related to pain relievers and more than 10,500 related to heroin in 2014 alone. Four out of five heroin users began with prescription painkillers. As the rate of opioid abuse continues […]

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Scientists Race To Learn How New Synthetic Street Drugs
Affect The Brain

Synthetic designer drugs—or new psychoactive substances, as the Designer Drug Research Unit refers to them—are hitting the streets faster than drug task forces and researchers can keep up. Neurochemists have spreadsheets with hundreds of chemical names of substances seized by law enforcement in the last three years. As of December 2014, chemists identified 541 new […]

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An Overview On Intergenerational Trauma And Its Ties To Addiction And Substance Abuse

A family can carry trauma across generations, passing pain from one person to another in a never-ending chain of damage. Loved ones share traumatic experiences with one another, even without meaning to. When something is overwhelming or unthinkable, people can’t always talk about it. However, the experience comes through in subtle changes in the person, […]

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Staggering Statistics Related To New Jersey’s Heroin Epidemic

Around the nation, the number of people using, misusing, and abusing illicit drugs has risen in recent years. Drug addiction is an ongoing epidemic, with policymakers and state officials striving to increase awareness and pass legislation to reduce a number of drugs on the illegal market. In New Jersey, the problem is especially poignant. The […]

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sees a Rise in Drug-Related Crimes

As the national drug epidemic continues to reach new heights, many cities are seeing an increase in drug-related crime. One such city in the midst of a frightening drug-related crime wave is Haverhill, Massachusetts. Crime isn’t restricted to urban areas—citizens are seeing the effects of the rampant drug problem in their own backyards. Police and […]

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Making Peace With Something You Cannot Control

There is simply no way to get through life unscathed, without at least a few major conflicts, disappointments and challenges. When life throws you a curveball, it’s easy to wallow in negativity, self-pity and despair. This makes sense when you consider that the brain actually releases cortisol when you experience a disappointment. This hormone is […]

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A Typical Day In Addiction Treatment

Before you enter treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, it can be unnerving. Many individuals have thoughts of bleak accommodations or countless hours of reading literature about the dangers of addiction. Interestingly, most discover that their experience in an addiction treatment facility is filled with various activities, positive challenges and plenty of hope for the […]

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Are Heroin Deaths Decreasing Or Increasing? What You Need To Know

Heroin was once thought of as a drug for addicts in gritty urban areas. It certainly wasn’t common among those in rural and suburb areas that were once more immune to hard, street drugs. While there are still plenty of addicts that fit the traditional image of the down and out heroin abuser, they are […]

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