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Adolescent Substance Abuse

The News Transcript published a piece advocating for the implementation of a comprehensive, collaborative effort to help mental health patients in New Jersey quit smoking. According to the article, “Persons with mental illness account for more than one-third of adult smokers in the United States,” and this rate has remained stable in spite of an overall decline in tobacco use over the past five decades.

Jill M. Williams M.D., professor of psychiatry at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and other experts agree that a collaborative effort between mental health service providers and government-sponsored tobacco control programs would be the best course to combat reliance on tobacco among mental health populations, according to the report. Such collaboration would include working together to improve education and access to smoking cessation programs. [click to continue…]

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Let’s Work Together to Reverse the Growing Need for Substance Abuse Programs

November 7, 2013 Adolescent Substance Abuse

The 4th annual National Day of Awareness and Disposal (of prescription drugs) will take place on November 9, 2013, serving as a stage for the country to address the nationwide issue of prescription drug abuse.  This day will raise awareness of the seriousness of this problem and turn the focus toward ways that educated citizens […]

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Think Your Teen Has Prescription Drug Addiction or Abuse? Top Warning Signs and Drugs

October 28, 2011 Adolescent Substance Abuse

Government surveys show that every day 2,000 teens use prescription drugs without a doctor’s consent.  Prescription drug abuse among children has become shockingly more prevalent in the past few years.  More importantly, many teens won’t stop after their first time which can quickly lead to a dependence upon these drugs.  While these teens have the […]

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How to Approach and Overcome Substance Abuse

September 30, 2011 Adolescent Substance Abuse

There are several ways to approach and overcome substance abuse in New Jersey. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, the first step is acknowledging the fact that the addiction exists. Once this is secured, he or she can reach out to family members and friends for assistance. While this is surely an emotional and stressful experience, it […]

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Capitol Care Introduces New Adolescent Treatment Program

August 19, 2011 Adolescent Substance Abuse

07/29/2011 // Stanhope, NJ, United States // Capitol Care Capitol Care, Inc., a New Jersey behavioral health care provider, recently introduced Adolescent Addiction Services for youths aged 13-17 who need treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. The program provides a number of services including individual, family and group counseling, early recovery skills, anger management and […]

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Top Warning Signs of Adolescent Substance Abuse NJ

August 5, 2011 Adolescent Substance Abuse

Addictions help in is available for adolescent substance abuse NJ. If you believe your teen needs to overcome his or her substance abuse or dependency, or you are just not able to determine if something is going on, it may be time to turn to experts for help. As a parent, you may know that […]

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Does Outpatient Therapy Help For Substance Abuse NJ?

August 4, 2011 Adolescent Substance Abuse

For those struggling with dependence issues or substance abuse, New Jersey has professionals that can help. Research demonstrates that individuals and families can recover though participation in outpatient care. If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse or dependence issue, Capitol Care Inc., can help provide you with the resources and […]

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