Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Newark Treatment Center Announces Program to Battle Prescription Drug Substance Abuse


Newark, NJ (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

A Newark treatment center is launching additional programs toward battling an increase in prescription drug abuse in New Jersey through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

According to a report, the New Jersey medical examiner has revealed that prescription drug abuse led to more than 700 deaths of New Jersey residents in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Roger Mitchell compared those statistics to the 75 deaths reported as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Mitchell also revealed additional statistics. The number of drug deaths in the state rose from 843 in 2010 to 1,027 in 2011 and 1,188 in 2013. The number of deaths caused by prescription drugs alone over the three years varied from 402 in 2010 to 470 in 2011 and 460 in 2012, while the instances in which deaths were caused by a combination of prescription and illicit drugs rose from 180 in 2010 to 231 in 2011 and 262 in 2012.

This new program focused on prescription drug addiction mixes detoxification, therapeutic and life skills toward helping an adult or adolescent discover a better way of life.

Cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin and benzodiazepines are just a few of the drugs that the treatment center helps people leave behind. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs, too.

Entering the Newark rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

For more information on the treatment center in Newark, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







VeraVia Fitness Exposes the Psychology Behind Weight Loss


(PRWEB) December 17, 2013

A recent study published in the November 2013 journal Appetite revealed that researchers discovered that guilt is not a useful motivating factor when trying to lose weight. San Diego weight loss retreat VeraVia responded by exposing some of the psychological factors that promote or inhibit weight loss.

Even though you have changed your lifestyle by adopting a healthier, more balanced approach to your diet and exercise, your mindset might be subconsciously undermining your efforts, says VeraVia CEO Wyatt Chapman. Your mental attitude is the base upon which your actions are built so its important to make sure that your foundation is sturdy. Otherwise, its like building on top of quicksand: youll spend more time trying to dig yourself out than making real, lasting changes.

Below are some of the common psychological hurdles that can hinder ones weight loss effortsand how they can be changed to promote health and well-being starting immediately.

Self-criticism

Self-criticism is closely related to shame. Shame is an insidious emotion that erodes self-worth and makes it difficult to improve in any area of life. Learning to quiet the repetitive mental tape that cuts down ones accomplishments and second-guesses ones dedication can be the single most important boost to long-term weight loss progress.

Addiction and compulsion

Addiction and compulsion are clinically recognized psychological disorders that can wreak havoc on major life changes. A person might have developed overeating addictions or sabotaging compulsions in their past that are affecting their lifestyle changes today. One should research the indicators of addictive or compulsive behaviors and if any of those characteristics apply, they should seek help from a counselor or reputable group therapy center.

Fear of taking a personal stand

Dont be afraid to change your lifestyle, even if your family or friends are not on board, continues Chapman. If you decide to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet, you might get pushback from people who dont understand your choices. Resist the temptation to argue or convince. Instead, stick quietly to your morals.

Sometimes undermining sentiments might be veiled behind fake compliments, but those who are dedicated to weight loss should remember not to let fear of other peoples opinions stop them from staying on track.

Hatred of being fat

Negative reinforcement is a limiting way to get results and only works up to a point, and then ends up working against ones weight loss intentions. Flip the tables on your disdain for being overweight and start embracing your upcoming healthy body, Chapman suggests. Instead of posting your least-favorite bathing suit photo of yourself on your motivation board or refrigerator as some sort of aversion therapy, switch it up with a photo of you looking your best, or a fitness model with the shape or body type you would like.

Embarrassment about going to the gym

Many people who are most eager to exercise are the most timid about using the gym. They fear that other gym members are secretly snickering at them or that the trainers will pity or judge them. The fact is, fitness trainers take pride in encouraging people to reach their own fitness goals and the other gym users are too focused on their own goals to care about others.

Fitness goals and personal psychology are heavily intertwined. By understanding the factors that contribute to a healthy mental outlook, one can streamline their weight loss process and increase their chances of maintaining their new lifestyle.







Orlando Treatment Center Announces New Alcohol Addiction Program for Adults, Adolescents


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

An Orlando treatment center is launching a new program toward helping reduce alcohol addiction cases for adults and adolescents through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

In a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2012, there were 4.6 million persons aged 12 or older who had used alcohol for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 12,600 initiates per day. In 2012, most (81.4 percent) of the 4.6 million recent alcohol initiates were younger than age 21 at the time of initiation. Approximately 58.3 percent initiated prior to age 18.

This program, along with others for other drug addiction problems, expands upon the centers already established substance abuse structure, offering additional hours of individual counseling and support.

Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs. The program offers a collective style of treatment options for clients. Ultimately, its bottom line is to help all clients leave the addiction treatment center with a structure in place for life outside of it. People come into these types of centers looking either for a new life or relief from their pain, and counselors and therapists on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Orlando rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

Once people leave the treatment center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the real world takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people. When its all put together, from detoxification to outpatient care, the substance abuse treatment center gives people a second chance.

For more information on the treatment center in Orlando, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







San Diego Drug Detox Center Announces Program to Deter Initial Use of Marijuana, Prescription Drugs


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

A San Diego drug detox center is announcing that a new program aimed at deterring use and abuse of marijuana and prescription drugs is now available in San Diego through Medical Drug Detox Center.

A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that of the estimated 2.9 million persons aged 12 or older in 2012 who used illicit drugs for the first time within the past 12 months, a majority reported that their first drug was marijuana (65.6 percent) (Figure 5.1). More than 1 in 4 initiated with nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics (26.0 percent, including 17.0 percent with pain relievers, 4.1 percent with tranquilizers, 3.6 percent with stimulants, and 1.3 percent with sedatives). A notable proportion reported inhalants (6.3 percent) as their first illicit drug, and a small proportion used hallucinogens (2.0 percent). All of the above 2012 percentages of first illicit drug use were similar to the corresponding percentages in 2011.

People residing in San Diego might be trying very hard to overcome addictions to Darvon, heroin and prescription drugs. They could see drug detox as a safer way to live once they get through the early stages of detoxification.

San Diego was originally centered in the Old Town district, but by the late 1860s the center of focus had relocated to the bayfront in the belief that this new location would increase trade. As the “New Town” present-day Downtown waterfront location quickly developed, it eclipsed Old Town as the center of San Diego. The development of skyscrapers more than 300 feet in San Diego is attributed to the construction of the El Cortez Apartment Hotel in 1927, the tallest building in the city from 1927 to 1963. As time went on, multiple buildings claimed the title of San Diego’s tallest skyscraper, including the Union Bank of California Building and Symphony Towers. Currently, the tallest building in San Diego is One America Plaza, standing 500 feet tall, which was completed in 1991.

With its breathtaking Pacific Ocean viewpoints all around San Diego, it appears to be a wonderful setting for individuals seeking drug and alcohol detox support. Treatment facilities like Casa Palmera, Stepping Stone, and the AToN Center are among many in San Diego that offer a different way to live … one without drugs and alcohol.

Marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction can turn well-functioning individuals into non-functioning ones over a period of time. Seeking help when recovering from alcoholism is not a sign of weakness.

Drug addicts and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance. They medicate themselves so that life’s issues become secondary and unimportant.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Seattle Drug Detox Center Launches New Program to Help People Stop Dependency on Cocaine, Heroin and Prescription Drugs


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

A Seattle drug detox center is launching a new program aimed at helping people end their dependency upon drugs like cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs through Medical Drug Detox Center.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, of the estimated 2.9 million persons aged 12 or older in 2012 who used illicit drugs for the first time within the past 12 months, a majority reported that their first drug was marijuana (65.6 percent) (Figure 5.1). More than 1 in 4 initiated with nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics (26.0 percent, including 17.0 percent with pain relievers, 4.1 percent with tranquilizers, 3.6 percent with stimulants, and 1.3 percent with sedatives). A notable proportion reported inhalants (6.3 percent) as their first illicit drug, and a small proportion used hallucinogens (2.0 percent). All of the above 2012 percentages of first illicit drug use were similar to the corresponding percentages in 2011.

Drug detox is an opportunity to cleanse a physical body from addiction to heroin, methamphetamine, morphine, prescription drugs, and alcoholism.

Assessments are made upon each person that seeks detox help. This is a chance to sit down with a professional and look honestly at a person’s relationship to alcohol and drugs. Because our goal is to help those experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs, we strive to make each evaluation fair and comprehensive.

Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the alternative rock music style known as “grunge,” which was made famous by local groups Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains. Seattle is also famous for its hip-hop artists, such as rappers Sir Mix-a-Lot, Blue Scholars, and Macklemore.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Dallas Drug Rehab Announces New Program to Eliminate Cocaine Abuse In Adults, Adolescents


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

A Dallas drug rehab center is launching a new program that focuses on helping adolescents and adults eliminate cocaine addiction and abuse in their lives through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

These services are available not only in Dallas but surrounding areas and cities, including Richmond Hills, Highland Park, Irving, Arlington, Farmers Branch, and Duncanville.

According to statistical data released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2012, most (76.2 percent) of the 0.6 million recent cocaine initiates were 18 or older when they first used. The average age at first use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 20.0 years. The average age estimates have remained fairly stable since 2002.

The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county region. DallasFort WorthArlington metropolitan area had a population of 6,645,678 in 2012. The metroplex economy is the sixth largest in the United States, with a 2010 gross metropolitan product of $ 374 billion.[8] Its 2010 Real GDP amounted to $ 325 billion.

Detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment.

Drug detoxification varies depending on the location of treatment, but most detox centers provide treatment to avoid the symptoms of physical withdrawal to alcohol & other drugs. Most also incorporate counseling and therapy during detox to help with the consequences of withdrawal.

Drug rehabilitation allows adults and adolescents a chance to get clean from their drug of choice, whether it is cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or prescription drugs. A part of this process is detoxification, cleansing out the physical body filled with mind-altering substances. Drug detoxs main goal is to rid the body of chemical toxins.

Once this process takes place, then counseling and therapeutic methods are used for support.

For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 16: Antiplatelet Agents/ Mangled Extremities

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 16: Antiplatelet Agents/ Mangled Extremities.

The goals of this program are to improve the management of antiplatelet therapy and the surgical management of mangled extremities. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Weigh the benefits and risks of P2Y12 receptor inhibitors.

2. Recognize the effect of inter-patient variability on the action of P2Y12 receptor inhibitors.

3. Prescribe an appropriate anti-platelet agent based on patient risk factors and potential drug-drug interactions.

4. Determine whether limb salvage or amputation is the optimal treatment for patients with mangled extremities.

5. Anticipate the risks and limitations of both limb salvage surgery and amputation

The original programs were presented by Douglas Humber, PharmD, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Cardiology, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, UCSD Health System. Alexandra Schwartz, MD, Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.







Annie Duke Speaks at RBS Inaugural Women in Finance Event

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Decision making coach and renowned professional poker player Annie Duke spoke at RBS inaugural Women in Finance event, hosted by the RBS Compass America Womens Network:

The interactive discussion featured Celebrity Apprentice runner-up, Duke, who answered questions and provided examples on how to avoid emotionally-charged decision making in the workplace and in life.

Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision-making to excel at pursuits as diverse as championship poker, public speaking, teaching, and philanthropy. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships throughout her career. She is now a master storyteller and renowned speaker at corporate events on topics ranging from negotiation through decision making, with a focus on applying lessons learned at the poker table to the office and to life.

Through her academic training in cognitive psychology and her real-world experience at the poker table, Annie Duke has mastered the art and science of strategic decision-making. Duke was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania after graduating with a double major in English and Psychology in the first co-ed class at Columbia University. She currently sits on the board of After School All Stars, an organization dedicated to providing productive and educational opportunities and activities to underprivileged and at-risk youth.

At the event, Annie gave women the inside scoop on the strategies the top poker players in the world use to avoid allowing emotionally-charged decision-making to negatively impact both business and life.

To read Annie Dukes blog and find out more about engaging her in a speaking opportunity for your business, visit http://www.annieduke.com.

About Annie Duke

Annie Duke has a strong track record of success in the world of poker. She first burst onto the scene at the 1994 World Series of Poker, where she cashed in three events including making the final three tables of the Main Event. A decade later, she won her first WSOP bracelet and in 2010 became the NBC National Heads-Up Champion when she bested runner-up, Erik Seidel. Duke has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and tutored Hollywood A-listers including Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on the finer points of the game of poker. She is also the author of three books on poker: Decide to Play Great Poker; Heads-Up Tournament Poker; and The Middle Zone. She also authored an autobiography How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker. Connect with Annie on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

For more information:

Call: 1-888-331-7376

or Email: Info(at)annieduke(dot)com







Birmingham Maple Clinic’s Therapists Get Knowledge in Brainspotting Treatment Approach


Troy, MI (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Metro Detroit therapy center, the Birmingham Maple Clinic, recently had Calder Kaufman, PsyD, LLP, clinical therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic offer a workshop to the rest of the staff to teach Brainspotting, a revolutionary treatment method for common disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and PTSD. The treatment method is lauded for being powerful, fast, and direct, reducing the overall time needed to heal with traditional therapy.

Brainspotting, originated by David Grand, PhD, combines traditional talk therapy methods with brain-centered therapy techniques to allow patients to release and relieve themselves of memories of trauma and anxiety-producing life events. A key focus of Brainspotting is the focus upon where the eyes are looking, and where the visual field is activated, which may reveal characteristics about inner trauma.

Click here to read more about the workshop: http://www.birminghammaple.com/11870/bmc-blog/brainspotting-offers-an-alternative-treatment-approach/#.Uq8kdeIwAZI.

Birmingham Maple Clinic staffs several anxiety and trauma counselors that specialize in dealing with issues such as PTSD, trauma, and anxiety disorders, all of which are common issues currently in the national spotlight. Birmingham Maple Clinic’s therapists offer private sessions, seminars, and workshops for families and individuals dealing with anxiety in Metro Detroit, and anyone can sign up for a consultation via the form on their website.

About Birmingham Maple Clinic:

Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan for over 40 years, providing services for the community, families, couples, individuals, and groups. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sexual addiction, chronic illness, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit birminghammaple.com.







SharpBrains Announces Most Brain-friendly Book Discussion with Eight Expert Chats and a Kindle eBook Promotion


Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

SharpBrains, the independent market research firm tracking health applications of brain science, today announced an upcoming online book discussion to help thousands of readers understand and apply the latest in brain research to improve their own health and quality of life.

The book is titled “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age” (April 2013; 284 pages) and is co-authored by neuroscientist Elkhonon Goldberg, cognitive psychologist Pascale Michelon and educator Alvaro Fernandez. Named a Best Book by AARP, this is what some credible reviewers have to say:

“A great start for making sense new brain science and for taking active steps towards smart health.” Misha Pavel, PhD, Program Director at the National Science Foundation
“A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health.” Kirkus Reviews
“On a personal note, I have to say I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger. Scientific American
“One of those books you cannot ignore. Insightful, to the point, actionable.” Tobias Kiefer, Director Global Learning & Development at Booz & Company

SharpBrains will be hosting eight stimulating webchats in January 2014 to discuss readers’ impressions and questions about the book, and how to apply its suggestions in real life:


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