Six Months of Continuing Support

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...
D’Amore’s Aftercare and Alumni Programs

D’Amore’s Aftercare and Alumni Programs

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...
October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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...
Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

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...
A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

The Tightrope Between Binge Drinking, Heavy Drinking, and Alcohol Use Disorder 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...
Molly: Designer Danger

Molly: Designer Danger

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...
Warning Signs of Suicide

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

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...