Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that alters how the brain functions. Learn how it impacts individuals, their loved ones, and the community.

Drug Addiction

The Effects of Marijuana on the Teenage Brain

New York City Council Member (District 3) Erik Bottcher, and Mountainside Chief Medical Officer Dr. Randall Dwenger met at Mountainside NYC in June 2023. Originally recorded by Council Member Bottcher’s social team as an educational post for Instagram, the two discussed how the legalization and normalization of marijuana in New York City has led to […]
Drug Addiction

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Addicted Parents: What to Do

Grandparents are stepping in to raise their grandchildren while the parent struggles with addiction. Learn how to navigate this situation so both you and your grandchild can thrive.
Recovery

Drug Overdose: Everything You Need to Know

Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Understand the causes and symptoms behind an overdose.
Drug Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Detox: Everything You Need to Know

Detox is an essential first step in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Medical detox provides 24/7 treatment to help you through withdrawal.
Drug Addiction

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Addicted Adults

As a parent of an adult addict, it's hard to know how to best support your child. Learn 5 tips to help them live a substance-free life
Drug Addiction

Tips For Smoothly Attending a Holiday Party While in Recovery

Holiday parties can bring extra stress for people in recovery. Learn tips to plan ahead, minimize the risk of relapse, and remain committed to sobriety during the festivities.
Mental Health

How to Handle Holiday Stress

As the end of the year approaches, many people are consumed with holiday preparations. Whether that is baking cookies or hosting a large gathering, the holidays can be both mentally and physically draining.  Learning to recognize common stressors will help you take control of the holiday season and eliminate any unpleasant surprises. Learn to Manage […]
Drug Addiction

Marijuana Use Rises Among College Students While Alcohol Consumption Decreases

Dangerous COVID-19 trend shows college students are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety and social isolation and drinking less alcohol.
Drug Addiction

The Queen's Gambit: How Accurately Does it Portray Addiction?

Have you watched The Queen’s Gambit? We asked people our recovery community what they thought of the show and this is what they had to say.
Drug Addiction

How Can I Best Help My Addicted Parent?

Coping with a mother or father who has an alcohol or drug problem can take a physical and emotional toll on your well-being. See
Drug Addiction

What to Do If Your Addicted Son or Daughter Asks You for Money

Watching your child struggle with drugs and alcohol can leave you feeling helpless. Learn what you can do to help them without enabling their addiction.
Drug Addiction

Officials Implement New Opioid Addiction Treatment Initiatives

The opioid epidemic affects about 2 million people in the United States. Here's how some states are using buprenorphine to help save the lives of those affected by opioid addiction.