Six Months of Continuing Support

People seeking mental health treatment find themselves facing challenges many will never fully understand.  No one dreams about one day having a mental illness and the crises (spiritual, emotional, financial, social, moral) situated with these daunting illnesses. In fact, many fail to realize that it’s a mental illness or unresolved trauma that often leads to […]

D’Amore’s Aftercare and Alumni Programs

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Alumni Programs Help You Maintain Your Sobriety You took time away from your job, home, family and friends in order to learn the skills and ability to remain clean and sober. A residential treatment center like D’Amore Healthcare is designed to take you out of your old life and open you up to a new […]

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was launched to encourage Americans to share how this epidemic has affected their lives. The crisis […]

We want to get it off our chest — You deserve to be cancer free AND drug free!

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OCT Breast Cancer Awareness and Addiction: When One Disease Leads to Another Finding out you or someone you love has cancer is frightening. The emotional rollercoaster of understanding your diagnosis, treatment options and chances of survival is a challenging journey. All oncological treatments including breast cancer treatment are often unpleasant and painful, from radiation, chemotherapy […]

Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

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How Meth Takes Over Everything Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine [a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder]. Other common names for methamphetamine include chalk, crank, crystal, ice and speed. Meth is one of the most highly addictive drugs known to man. More than […]

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

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No one takes their first drink with the intention of developing a problem. Most of us just wanted to have a good time and unwind. But when does a good time stop and trouble start? In a culture where happy hours are the norm and beer commercials promise nothing short of bliss, it can be […]

Molly: Designer Danger

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What is this drug called Molly and what makes it so dangerous?   Molly, a party drug also known as Ecstasy, is the synthetic drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the nickname Molly (slang for “molecular”) often refers to the supposedly “pure” powder form of MDMA. However, most of the Molly […]

Warning Signs of Suicide

   Suicide Prevention   Imagine there were 45,000 more Americans each year. Unfortunately, there were. They committed suicide. These people were your neighbors, teachers, bankers, and lawyers. They were unknown homebodies and they were celebrities you saw on TV. These people were young, they were old, they were men, and they were women. They were […]

Purple Drank: What is it and why do teens think it’s cool?

What is Purple Drank? Also known as lean, dirty sprite, sizzurp and syrup, purple drank is a drug concoction made from prescription cough syrup. The sugary drink has been made popular among teens and influenced by the hip-hop industry. Numerous celebrity rappers sing about purple drank. In fact, Lil Wayne went to the hospital for […]

Warning : Pain Pill Addiction

In the United States, an average of one in 20 people in the U.S. (12 and older) admits to non-medical use of prescription painkillers. Misuse of painkillers represents more than three-fourths of the overall problem of prescription drug abuse. The pain pill hydrocodone is the most commonly diverted and abused controlled pharmaceutical in the US. […]