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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 Robishaw will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from […]

SOLVING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC REQUIRES MORE THAN REGULATION2018-11-22T09:34:28+00:00

GOV. CHRISTIE, GUARDIAN RECOVERY NETWORK, ADVOCATE FOR N.J. 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 due to fatal heroin or opioid overdose in 2016, and 2017 […]

GOV. CHRISTIE, GUARDIAN RECOVERY NETWORK, ADVOCATE FOR N.J. HEROIN EPIDEMIC2018-11-22T09:39:43+00:00

WHERE & 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. Good move!

You may have said to yourself “I need help” […]

WHERE & WHEN RECOVERY BEGINS2018-11-29T17:55:58+00:00

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO JUMP OFF A CLIFF?

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

It’s about the same feeling as being admitted to treatment for addiction. Jumping off of a cliff is jumping into the unknown. The only reason that you would jump is to get away from something.  It’s likely that you would be familiar with what you’re running from. It may be a […]

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO JUMP OFF A CLIFF?2018-11-20T06:34:41+00:00

GUARDIAN RECOVERY NETWORK’S OUTREACH AMBASSADOR ERIK COLEMAN

We would like to congratulate Guardian Recovery Network’s Outreach Ambassador Erik Coleman (former professional football player) for his announcement on behalf of New York State’s “You Can Be the Difference” public awareness campaign to combat addiction amongst teen and young adults. New York’s addiction awareness campaign is designed to help start a discussion regarding youth […]

GUARDIAN RECOVERY NETWORK’S OUTREACH AMBASSADOR ERIK COLEMAN2018-11-29T13:57:09+00:00

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 potentially devastating condition that can occur in people who have experienced […]

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND PTSD2018-11-29T18:07:42+00:00

WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE IN SOBRIETY

Recovery is a lifelong process that involves changing your behaviors and thought patterns. Though you’ll get in the habit of practicing daily, the journey isn’t always easy. And while many treatment programs offer robust aftercare programs, you ultimately hold the success of your recovery in your hands. That’s why practicing self-care is […]

WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE IN SOBRIETY2018-11-29T18:11:51+00:00

WHY OUT OF STATE REHAB IS WORTH THE TRAVEL

Deciding to enter a treatment facility for addiction is a difficult choice. However, it can sometimes be just as challenging to choose the right rehab facility for you. Many excellent addiction treatment centers are scattered throughout our nation, making it relatively easy to find a program that’s close to home.

However, it’s not uncommon for people […]

WHY OUT OF STATE REHAB IS WORTH THE TRAVEL2018-11-22T06:07:23+00:00

WAYS TO HAVE FUN AND STAY SOBER IN COLLEGE

Starting college can be both thrilling and terrifying. For many students, it’s your first time living independently. You’ll have to learn new life skills, like balancing your schedule to make sure you don’t fall behind in any of your classes. The pressure can feel intense, and sometimes overwhelming.

Movies and television shows often depict college as […]

WAYS TO HAVE FUN AND STAY SOBER IN COLLEGE2018-11-29T14:00:55+00:00

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY SUPPORT DURING RECOVERY

people struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as the individual who has decided to seek treatment. That’s why family support plays such a vital role in addiction recovery.

As […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY SUPPORT DURING RECOVERY2018-11-29T18:17:16+00:00

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