Drug Abuse

Should We Look At Drug and Alcohol Abuse As a Mental Illness?
by Staff Writer / November 3 / Comments Off on Should We Look At Drug and Alcohol Abuse As a Mental Illness?

It took years for healthcare providers to consider alcohol a disease, and a similar battle is being waged over classifying alcohol and drug abuse as a mental illness. Part of the ...

IV Drug Use And The Risk Of Sepsis
by Staff Writer / August 7 / Comments Off on IV Drug Use And The Risk Of Sepsis
by: Staff Writer August 7

It’s crucial that if you are developing sepsis you seek medical attention immediately Drug abuse of any kind has risks, but some methods that abusers use to take drugs are more ...

Will Smoking Disappear by 2050?
by Staff Writer / July 11 / Comments Off on Will Smoking Disappear by 2050?
by: Staff Writer July 11

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health Anyone who has ever tried to give up smoking knows it can be an especially difficult challenge. ...

Drug Use and Depression Among Teens
by Staff Writer / June 26 / Comments Off on Drug Use and Depression Among Teens
by: Staff Writer June 26

An overwhelming number of teenagers remain addicted to powerful drugs A recent report from Time magazine says that teenagers are using fewer drugs but are experiencing more depression. On the ...

by Staff Writer / June 2 / Comments Off on Investigation Reveals Drug Use By Navy SEALs Says NJ Addiction Treatment Center

A CBS News report says the Navy’s Special Ops, including the SEALs, has a broad drug problem, reports Serenity at Summit, a NJ addiction treatment center. The rate of illegal drug ...

Darvocet Prescription Drug Facts, Side Effects, and Risk for Addiction
by Staff Writer / September 29 / Comments Off on Darvocet Drug Addiction – Everything You Need To Know

Darvocet, or acetaminophen and propoxyphene, was a popular prescription drug narcotic pain reliever less than a decade ago. Acetaminophen increases the effects of propoxyphene as a pain reliever and fever ...

Medicaid Coverage Addiction Treatment Featured - Summit Behavioral Health
by Staff Writer / July 22 / Comments Off on Could Access To Medicaid-Approved Inpatient Addiction Treatment Soon Be Expanded?

For years, low-income individuals have relied on state and local sources to seek addiction treatment. Now, thanks to a recent federal proposal, families with few financial resources can get the ...

Greater Threat To Public Health For America Alcohol, Drugs
by Staff Writer / May 6 / Comments Off on Which Is A Greater Threat To Public Health In America: Alcohol Or Drugs?

It’s a long-standing debate amongst addiction experts. Which is more dangerous – alcohol or drugs. Clearly, they have similarities. Both can lead to addiction. Both can ruin lives. Both can ...

by Staff Writer / March 22 / Comments Off on Delaware Having Trouble Keeping Track Of ‘Heroin Babies’: Summit’s Dr. Drew Has A Suggestion

Delaware Online recently published a long-form news report on how the state is keeping track of babies born addicted to heroin and other hard drugs, and our very own Dr. ...

by Staff Writer / January 5 / Comments Off on New York Radio Station Profiles The Addiction Treatment Work Of Maria Ulmer

Serenity at Summit Chief Clinical Officer Maria Ulmer has been a go-to expert voice on addiction treatment in the New York and national media lately. Late in December, New York, ...

Most Commonly Abused Drugs By Teens-Summit BH
by Staff Writer / October 14 / Comments Off on Most Commonly Abused Drugs By Teens
by: Staff Writer October 14

Despite a recent decline in drug and alcohol use, substance abuse remains one of the most common problems teens face in the United States. Nearly 20 percent of high school ...

What Is GHB-Is It Dangerous-Get Help For Drug Addiction-SummitHelps
by Staff Writer / September 1 / Comments Off on What Is GHB And Is It Dangerous?
by: Staff Writer September 1

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is an illegally-produced drug that is commonly referred to as a “club drug”. This club drug is being abused by a growing number of teens and young ...

Woman Reflecting-Dual Diagnosis-Summithelps.com
by Staff Writer / June 19 / Comments Off on I Have A Dual Diagnosis, What Now?
by: Staff Writer June 19

For many individuals in recovery, they are surprised to discover that they have a dual diagnosis of both an addiction disorder and an underlying mental health condition. Having co-occurring disorders ...