According to data released by the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office, the number of heroin overdoses in the state has doubled since 2011. Just last year, there were 600 overdoses due to the deadly drug. Authorities believe the major increase of overdoses is because of the new purity of the drug and its availability. A
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of synthetic marijuana use is drastically rising. There has been a major increase in the number of phone calls to United States poison control centers. All of these calls are tracked by the National Poison Data System. Since January of this year, there
Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Goodbyes are never easy. Even in the best of situations, saying farewell can be hard. My drugs and I were best friends, we went everywhere together and it was a rather intimate relationship. However, it did not take long for my family to intervene to tell me it was
Using social media may help you quit smoking, according to a study done by the University of Waterloo and published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study looked at success rates of a social media campaign for the Break it Off with Smokers’ Helpline. This is a hotline for young adults trying to quit smoking.
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) claims the rate of underage binge drinking is decreasing among young people in the United States. The report references data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health. The data was gathered through a study of drinking trends among young people
This morning, the Seabrook Foundation hosted its Second Annual Living Proof Breakfast at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ. It was an opportunity for those in recovery to share their inspirational testimonies with attendees and for guests to learn about the incredible work Seabrook and the Seabrook Foundation does. The donations from this event
Police report that there have been a large amount of overdoses in the South Jersey area, specifically the city of Camden, within the last week. Over 30 people overdosed on heroin in Camden in the last seven days, six just on Sunday. Four were revived with use of the life-saving drug Narcan and unfortunately three
Humans tend to develop strong relationships with animals. These relationships provide comfort, happiness and love. Animals are used for therapy in many different treatment programs, addiction recovery included. That’s right, having an animal to connect with can actually help you heal. A dog is a very common pet that people use for therapy and comfort.
New research suggests that young males who smoke marijuana will enter puberty at an early age, but will grow at a slower rate. This was the conclusion of a study of 200 non-smoking young men and 217 marijuana-addicted men. Researchers analyzed blood samples of both groups of young men. They found that in the marijuana
There may be a new, safe and hygienic way to drug test, according to research published in Analyst. Currently, the only way to test drug use is through a blood, bodily fluid, or hair follicle test. But now drug use, specifically cocaine use, may be detected through your fingerprint. This was discovered by a team