In 2012, every twenty-five minutes a baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). In 2015, the rate increased to every nineteen minutes a baby was born immediately thrown into withdrawal. Three years later and far deeper into the opioid epidemic, it is saddening to think what the rate might be today. There have not
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 will be recognized as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. A large percentage of those addicted to opiate addicts do not receive their pills from a doctor, but rather a family member’s medicine cabinet. As unused prescriptions are driving the opioid epidemic, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is more important
The trending emerging technology in a vast majority of occupational fields is virtual reality. Professions ranging from marketing consultants to school teachers are embracing the opportunities this new technology offers. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers are no different. Across the globe, several substance rehabilitation programs are in the evaluation stages of recovery supported virtual reality
Step seven of the twelve step program begins the journey of self-discovery, and relationship building. The program encourages everyone to explore who you are, and who you desire to surround yourself with. What are you looking for in yourself, and expecting out of others? First, you must take care of yourself. “Self-care is not selfish”.
March is women’s history month. The most prominent woman in Seabrook’s rich 44-year history is Ms. Peg Diehl. Ms. Peg was not only monumental in Seabrook’s development, but the advancement of drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation across the United States. Ms. Peg was the co-founder of Seabrook House alongside her husband Jerome Diehl
Leaving treatment can be frightening, with it comes mass amounts of anxiety and apprehension. Like any other new adventure, it is easier to do with someone by your side. One of the most trusty and loyal companions a person can have, is an emotional support animal. Service animals are not limited to the seeing or
When leaving recovery, a common goal patients have is to obtain a job. It is a goal, because it is something to work towards. Like any other goal, it may take time, patience, and planning. Employment is necessary for long-term recovery. Becoming a contributing member of society teaches someone in recovery accountability, responsibility, and self-confidence.
More people suffer from depression during the holidays, say experts. And if you have a pre-existing condition, your risk is even higher. “Most of these folks have an existing history of depression that’s exacerbated by the holidays. It’s like this vicious cycle or perfect storm of a lot of circumstances that increase,” David Berman, of
A difficult-to-diagnose and rare ailment, called cannaboid hyperemesis syndrome, is increasingly afflicting chronic, regular pot smokers, according to a new study. The ailment, categorized by regular, violent bouts of vomiting, was first recognized by the medical community in 2004. It typically shows up without warning — sufferers can vomit up to five times an hour
“Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level.” — Shakti Gawain It’s National Gratitude Month, which is conveniently celebrated in the same month as Thanksgiving, and there’s no better time to start living a grateful life. It might