COVID19, Stress & Relapse

Who knew we would be talking about Corona in such a derogatory fashion?   Possibly, for the rest of our lives, we will recall the days when COVID19 became a part of our vocabulary.  No matter how you perceive the issue or where you live, this pandemic has affected your life.  Perhaps you are part of […]

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What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

Welcome to the next justification to party!   Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, my birthday, the Cubs winning the pennant…. all wonderful reasons to throw one or two or a dozen drinks down to celebrate.  Heck, since we are picking days, add TGIF, add Monday night football and don’t forget Wine Wednesdays.  […]

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Staff Spotlight: Casey Castronova

My name is Casey Castronova and I am the Clinical Director at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have worked in the field of substance use treatment since 2010, and have treated both adolescents and adults throughout the entire spectrum […]

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What is a drinking problem?

It may be hard to tell if you or a loved one has a drinking problem. Drinking is an everyday activity for most people once they become of age. But when does it cross the line? When does having a few drinks become a full-blown problem that gets out of control? A drinking issue can […]

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Drug Ring in Passiac County

Drugs are a war in the United States that we have been fighting for multiple years. People are selling drugs, consumers buying drugs and misusing them, and adults and children are becoming addicted to drugs. All of these situations have hit each state separately. In the case of New Jersey, there has been an epidemic […]

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Asian Celebrities & Addiction

Addiction affects everyone. Any gender, ethnicity, and age can fall prey to overconsumption, or a temptation. Addiction even happens to those on the big silver screen. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or even appearance are frequent issues to the stars in Hollywood. But usually, only a particular ethnicity stays in the spotlight. We frequently see Charlie […]

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True Love With A Bottle of Wine

People celebrating Valentine’s Day frequently find themselves with flowers (to give or receive), chocolate, and a romantic candlelit dinner with a glass of wine. But what if that single glass of wine turns into several glasses? And then the several glasses turn into a whole bottle? The entire bottle is gone now!  It can be […]

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Alcohol Poisoning Affects Every Organ

Whether knowingly consuming alcohol as a coping skill or unknowingly using it to drown your sorrows, alcohol has an affect on almost every vital organ.  80% passes through the small intestine before entering the bloodstream. As Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) continues to rise, you begin to lose control of your cognitive functions and motor skills. […]

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NJ Gives $8 Million For Opioid Addiction In Prison

The state of New Jersey will provide 7.8 million dollars to county jails to support the opioid addiction crisis that has wiped over the state. This money will also help inmates who are released from jail to continue treatment for their opioid addiction as individuals who are released from jail.  Reintegrating into society can be […]

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