New Jersey Brings Mobile Recovery to the Streets

Residents of Morris County should watch for a new vehicle roaming its at-risk areas. Hope One, a mobile recovery access center, is officially bringing addiction treatment to the streets. The goal of the program is to remove barriers that prevent people from getting the treatment they need. Jennifer Carpinteri, County Director of Human Services, explains,…

Introducing the Morris County Hope One mobile treatment unit - it's a lifesaver.

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Dentists prescribe a whopping 12 percent of all opiate painkillers in the U.S.
Don’t Open Wide: Pulling Dentists Off the Doctor Shopping List

Imagine you’re getting your wisdom teeth removed and at the end of the procedure, your dentist hands you a prescription for a pain reliever – maybe Vicodin or Percocet. For many people, this wouldn’t pose a problem. For thousands of others, however, getting hooked on opioids through a valid prescription is a chilling reality. Once…

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  • Introducing the Morris County Hope One mobile treatment unit - it's a lifesaver. New Jersey Brings Mobile Recovery to the Streets

    Residents of Morris County should watch for a new vehicle roaming its at-risk areas. Hope One, a mobile recovery access center, is officially bringing addiction treatment to the streets. The goal of the program is to remove barriers that prevent people from getting the treatment they need. Jennifer Carpinteri, County Director of Human Services, explains,…

  • Dentists prescribe a whopping 12 percent of all opiate painkillers in the U.S. Don’t Open Wide: Pulling Dentists Off the Doctor Shopping List

    Imagine you’re getting your wisdom teeth removed and at the end of the procedure, your dentist hands you a prescription for a pain reliever – maybe Vicodin or Percocet. For many people, this wouldn’t pose a problem. For thousands of others, however, getting hooked on opioids through a valid prescription is a chilling reality. Once…

  • Turns out those with a genetic predisposition to drink too much aren't prone to more severe hangovers. Let’s Talk Genetics and the “Morning After”

    It’s true – hangovers are just plain awful. But new research has found that those who are genetically predisposed to alcoholism may actually hold onto the painful memory of them more than the average joe. Let’s dig in… Family History Impacts How You Remember Hangovers Dr. Richard Stephens, a psychologist at Keele University, set out…

  • Getting to know your own triggers - and managing them - is essential. 5 Tips Guaranteed to Help You Handle Your Triggers

    I can hear the sirens blasting through my neighborhood, and it reminds me of when they were taking me away to the hospital after I passed out drunk on a city street. I put my head under the covers and pull my cat closer. The sound of sirens is one my triggers. It’s important to…

  • Will Nektar Therapeutics' experimental non-euphoric painkiller really quell addiction? New Experimental Opioid Makes Some Awfully Big Promises

    For many, getting hooked on opioids starts innocently enough. Typically, it’s a way to find relief from chronic pain. But the feeling of euphoria – or “high” – that accompanies each dose is ultimately what keeps users coming back for more, eventually leading to abuse and addiction. But what if those euphoric effects were taken…

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