Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford Blog

Meet the Staff: Casey Castronova, Clinical Director

A knock at the door, a ring on the phone, an email alert, maybe it’s a client at the soda machine. They often say, “Hey, do you have a minute? I want to run something by you.” This is much of the day as the Clinical Supervisor at Pinelands Recovery Center residential program. Between daily […]

What are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

What are the Signs of an Alcoholic? Drinking alcohol is so much a part of American culture that it can be hard to define when someone has crossed over from occasional heavy drinking to an alcohol use disorder. Most people who drink alcohol have experienced at least one issue from drinking heavily. It comes with […]

All About Blood Alcohol Levels

All About Blood Alcohol Levels What are blood alcohol levels? Blood Alcohol Concentration, also referred to as Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), is the metric used to measure the percent of alcohol in an individual’s bloodstream. Different blood alcohol levels are assigned varying levels of risk and determine the legality of an individual performing tasks like […]

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning is a serious – and sometimes fatal – consequence of drinking too much alcohol too quickly. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 88,000 individuals die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Causes of Alcohol […]

Preparing for the Holidays While in Recovery

Preparing for the Holidays While in Recovery The holiday season is quickly approaching – and despite being billed the most wonderful time of year, it can also be the most stressful. That is why preparing for the holidays while in recovery is extremely important. Harvard Medical School cites main sources of holiday stress as “financial […]

DEA National Take Back Day is October 26

What is DEA National Take Back Day? According to the official DEA National Take Back Day website, The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that […]