Simple Ways to Help Others (and the Importance of It)

                A friend recently told me how he came across a woman who was down on her luck in his travels.  She told him about her situation.  Sadly enough, it is a common story of a person suffering from addiction issues, lack of a support system, health issues and other struggles.  Being in recovery himself,…

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Becoming a Recovery Coach

There are few jobs as rewarding as being a Recovery Coach! Everyday I help clients navigate their life transitions and work on making positive changes to get them to a better place. People come to me struggling and in need of assistance in negotiating a necessary life change. It is amazing seeing someone go from…

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY – Discussing My Path to Recovery

My drug of choice was heroin. It was a series of events and experiences that led me to being homeless on the streets of Camden, NJ and then to a successful psychotherapist helping others recover from addiction. Listen to my story here on MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer- https://www.blogtalkradio.com/myndtalk-with-dr-pamela-brewer/2017/08/29/myndtalk–heroin-was-his-pain–dr-harold-jonas

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The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

By Dr. Harold Jonas Synthetic Drugs are marketed as “safe” and “natural” even though they are anything but.  Instead, synthetic drugs are man-made in labs using chemicals and geared to reproduce the effects of other popular drugs.  There is no way of knowing what the producers have put into the packaging, and therefore, no way…

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Benefits of a Men’s Rehab Program

On the road to recovery, there are countless different rehab programs available to choose from. For many men, the best option is a men’s rehab program. By exclusively catering to the needs of men, these programs can deliver a better chance of successful and lasting recovery. Explore some of the key benefits of rehab program…

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How Do You Break the Addiction Cycle?

Addiction is a vicious cycle. Those who use drugs or alcohol continue harming themselves until this cycle is broken. Overcoming addiction is far from easy, but it’s possible with professional help. Understanding the addiction cycle will help you or a loved one permanently break free. Defining the Addiction Cycle First, it’s important to define and…

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Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

The opioid epidemic is a growing problem and heroin is at the forefront of it all. As a highly addictive drug, heroin can be difficult to quit. Heroin withdrawal often brings with it severe symptoms, some of which can be deadly if left untreated. Here are some of the most common and most worrying symptoms…

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Benefits of a Holistic Approach

Although addiction is an illness, it isn’t an entirely physical disease. Many factors combine in the development of addiction and these factors can be psychological, emotional and physiological. To truly combat addiction, a holistic approach is best. A holistic approach to recovery embraces a wide range of treatment methods for comprehensive and lasting freedom from…

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The Importance of Addiction Therapy

Addiction is a disease, and there is no quick fix for recovery. True, lasting recovery might start with a detox, but it takes much more to maintain sobriety for a lifetime. Addiction therapy comes in many varieties and each plays an important role for patients in recovery. Explore the benefits of addiction therapy and the…

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What to Expect From a Residential Treatment Program

Many of us would love if there was a quick, one-size-fits-all cure for addiction. Unfortunately, such a thing doesn’t exist. Instead, a variety of treatment programs, including inpatient and residential care, provide lasting recovery. Take a closer look to learn what to expect from a residential treatment program. Comprehensive Intake Assessment It’s normal to be…

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