Clinical and Medical Assessment of Addiction

Do Mental Health Issues Cause Addiction?

There has always been a very strong link between mental health and addiction. Up until recently, when an individual presented symptoms of a mental health condition and of a substance abuse disorder, the two were treated separately in specialized facilities. Mental health issues were addressed […]

What are the Long Term Effects of Adderall & Methamphetamine?

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a prescription stimulant, most commonly used to treat the symptoms of attention-related disorders. Adderall works by increasing the levels of norepinephrine and dopamine throughout the central nervous system. Dopamine creates feelings of euphoria and well-being when it is released by the […]

How to Tell If Your Family Member Is Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism is a serious, life-threatening disease that currently affects around 15 million American adults. One of the most difficult parts of alcoholism is watching someone you love suffer at the hands of it, while you stand on the sidelines feeling helpless and alone. The truth […]

Important Opiates Addiction Facts and Statistics

Opiate is a term used to describe any drug that was originally derived from opium, a naturally occurring narcotic. The term opioid covers all kinds of opiates – both synthetic and naturally occurring – that bind with opioid receptors within the brain. These receptors delegate […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

Former NY Jet Erik Coleman Speaks About Addiction Recovery Advocacy & The Guardian Recovery Network

Erik Coleman, former New York Jet, had his sights set on broadcasting long before his current job in broadcast journalism.

Coleman, the Jets’ free safety and former 5th round pick from the 2004 NFL draft, says one of the things […]

Solving the Opioid Epidemic Requires More Than Regulation

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, just minutes from Guardian Recovery Network’s Delray Beach headquarters, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all” model for opioid prescriptions.

Dr. Janet […]

Gov. Christie, Guardian Recovery Network, Advocate for NJ Heroin Epidemic

Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a candlelight vigil, “Bringing Addiction Out of the Shadows and Into the Light” at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., to remember those lost to addiction and encourage those struggling to get help.

New Jersey lost approximately 1,900 residents […]

Where and When Recovery Begins

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

My goal is to write a series of articles on important topics. Last week it started with making the decision to begin recovery. What happens next?

After working through your fears and anxieties you decided to go to residential treatment for addiction. […]

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

It’s very common for people to have flashbacks, nightmares or upsetting memories after undergoing a traumatic event. However, some of them are unable to make a full recovery from their experience, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

PTSD is a serious and […]

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