Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category

22 Nov

Maintaining Recovery During the Holidays: Tips to Prevent a Relapse

For many people the holiday season is a joyous and festive time of year. Family gatherings, parties, and other seasonal activities call for us to eat, drink, and be merry. However, for people in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, the holidays aren’t always so… Read More

18 Dec

Supporting Family and Friends in Recovery This Holiday Season

Bill Coffey, MSS, LCSW is a Staff Therapist at our Center City and Voorhees, New Jersey locations. Bill has decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in recovery. ‘Tis the season to be full of cheer, happiness and food! For most people, the… Read More

18 Aug

Farewell To Robin Williams

Once again we are faced with another celebrity’s untimely tragic death. Robin Williams’ suicide at the age of 63 last weekend reminds us of the tragic consequences of the double difficulty between depression and substance abuse. Mr. Williams’ long history of addiction is well chronicled;… Read More

1 Jul

You Can Take a Break, But Your Program Can’t

Summer is often a time for trips to the beach, the mountains or simply a time to relax and let our guard down a little bit. Many of us take vacations in the summer in hopes to get away from it all and have a… Read More

22 Apr

Opiate Use on the Rise

Which class of drugs is the fastest growing in terms of use? In recent years that distinction belongs to opiates, or prescription painkillers, as they are known more commonly. The opiates we are familiar with are the narcotic pain killers such as oxycodone/ acetaminophen (Percocet),… Read More

20 Aug

Getting Unstuck with EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, has helped millions of people find relief from distress and misery over the last 20+ years, but I'm still amazed that it is often unknown and misunderstood. In my clinical practice, I've found it to be the most effective… Read More

23 Jan

Advice for You if Your Loved One is an Addict

Does your spouse, partner, or loved one suffer from an addiction? If so it is imperative that they receive proper professional help from an experienced health care provider with expertise in treating addictions. However, this article is not about your loved one; it is about… Read More

13 Dec

Alcohol Use and Abuse

The latest numbers released by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicate that approximately 115 million people regularly ingest alcohol, which is defined as consuming alcohol at least once a month. The vast majority of those 115 million drink alcohol socially, and… Read More