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Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Answers to Top Five Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Prescription drugs are the second-most abused type of drug, after marijuana. The abuse of prescription drugs has risen by 33 percent since 2008, putting more and more teens in danger. Yet, due to a lack of education, this issue is continually overlooked.

Eighty percent of parents talk with their teens about the dangers of common street drugs, but only 15 percent address the dangers of prescription drug abuse with their kids. In order to help parents better understand the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens, Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has answered the five most common questions posed by parents.

1. How dangerous is prescription drug abuse? “In short, extremely,” said Patout. “More teens die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined. Prescription drugs are just too easy for teens to access. Sixty percent of teens who abuse these drugs have free access to them via friends and relatives. Parents must realize the commonality of this issue and learn how to take the proper precautions against it.”

2. Which prescription drugs are commonly abused? “Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and morphine have skyrocketed in the last decade,” said Patout. “According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 5 million of the 7 million people who reported abusing prescription drugs said they were abusing a pain reliever. Additionally, Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium are also massively overprescribed and stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD have escalated in use greatly. Many of these drugs are prescribed unnecessarily for small problems. The excess of these drugs in the hands of teenagers leads to abuse of them.”

3. What if my teen is prescribed a pain reliever or ADHD medication? “The key to dealing with these drugs is monitoring them when they are in the home,” said Patout. “Parents need to keep track of the pills as the teen takes them and not leave extras in the house. It is a good idea to lock up all prescription drugs in the home, even those prescribed to kids. If a parent feels their teen is falsely claiming to be suffering from pain in order to obtain a pain reliever, they should consult a medical professional immediately.”

4. What are “pill parties? “Pill parties are gatherings where teens each bring an assortment of pills,” said Patout. “The pills are then piled together and attendees help themselves. Also called ‘skittles parties’ or ‘pharm parties,’ these gatherings are incredibly dangerous. Teens don’t know what they are taking and could be ingesting lethal combinations of drugs. Sometimes, they will mix alcohol with the drugs, only serving to increase their risk of an overdose. These parties point to the rampant amount of prescription drugs available today.”

5. What should I do if I discover my son or daughter abusing prescription drugs? “The first step is for parents to know the signs of prescription drug abuse so they can keep an eye out for them,” said Patout. “These include changes in appetite, grades, sleeping patterns, mood, personal hygiene and energy level. Side effects will vary depending on what they are taking. If a parent confirms their teenager is abusing prescription drugs, they should explain that prescription drugs are not safe just because a doctor prescribed them. If they believe the drug use is habitual and becoming destructive, it is important to consult a health professional or a teen rehabilitation center. Prescription drug abuse should not be ignored or taken lightly.”

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery, please visit http://www.newbeginningsshc.com/ or contact a New Beginnings representative at 888-706-1870.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Fort Lauderdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Provides Safe Haven to New Jersey Addicts to Escape the Holiday Stress and Cold Weather


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The State of New Jersey has been battling a prescription drug problem, and now faces a serious heroin problem. Abuse of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers are highly addictive and were once readily available. When authorities enacted laws making the prescription pain killers much harder to acquire, many addicts began using heroin because the street drug is easier to get and allowed those addicted to painkillers to achieve a stronger high for less money. Dealers made it easy by delivering heroin to the suburbs where the prescription epidemic was ballooning. New Jersey Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez called the opiate addiction in the state “an epidemic”. The addiction problem is only getting worse, as numbers of admitted heroin addicts between the ages of 18 and 25 rose by more than 12% from 2010 to 2011. Heroin is a very dangerous drug and rehab is almost always necessary for this type of addiction. Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Ocean City, New Jersey alone doubled in 2013.

Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recognizes the need to offer New Jersey residents a place to receive alcohol and drug treatment in a warm, sunny and nurturing atmosphere. Since heroin addiction has become such a problem in New Jersey, Cornerstone is committed to offering a refuge to New Jersey heroin addicts seeking treatment. The year round warm weather in South Florida adds to the appeal for northerners looking to enter a rehab for treatment. Stepping outside of the environment has been known to increase the recovery rate when patients are not tempted by familiar locations and familiar faces that contributed to their addiction in the first place.

Cornerstone operates a newly renovated housing facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just steps from the beach. It is a completely remodeled live-in location with transportation provided between the residence and the drug treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center director of admissions, Ryan Johnston, explains, “We invite New Jersey residents seeking addiction treatment to come out of the snow and into Florida’s warm sunshine. When recovery patients can focus on themselves and their treatment, it leads to a successful road back to health. Our goal is to keep your costs to a minimum with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.” Now that health insurance provides equal coverage for addiction treatment and physical illnesses, clients have the peace of mind of receiving the proper treatment without worrying about the cost of rehab.

About Cornerstone Recovery Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cornerstone Recovery Center is a Joint Commission-accredited drug and alcohol rehab that provides individualized addiction treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse. Cornerstone is committed to working with family members and clients to ensure that everyone affected by the disease of addiction is treated with compassion and empathy. For information about Cornerstone Recovery Center, addiction information, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment programs, and relapse prevention, visit cornerstonerecoverycenter.com or call 1-888-711-0354 to speak confidentially with an admissions counselor today.







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Answers to Top Five Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Prescription drugs are the second-most abused type of drug, after marijuana. The abuse of prescription drugs has risen by 33 percent since 2008, putting more and more teens in danger. Yet, due to a lack of education, this issue is continually overlooked.

Eighty percent of parents talk with their teens about the dangers of common street drugs, but only 15 percent address the dangers of prescription drug abuse with their kids. In order to help parents better understand the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens, Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has answered the five most common questions posed by parents.

1. How dangerous is prescription drug abuse? “In short, extremely,” said Patout. “More teens die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined. Prescription drugs are just too easy for teens to access. Sixty percent of teens who abuse these drugs have free access to them via friends and relatives. Parents must realize the commonality of this issue and learn how to take the proper precautions against it.”

2. Which prescription drugs are commonly abused? “Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and morphine have skyrocketed in the last decade,” said Patout. “According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 5 million of the 7 million people who reported abusing prescription drugs said they were abusing a pain reliever. Additionally, Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium are also massively overprescribed and stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD have escalated in use greatly. Many of these drugs are prescribed unnecessarily for small problems. The excess of these drugs in the hands of teenagers leads to abuse of them.”

3. What if my teen is prescribed a pain reliever or ADHD medication? “The key to dealing with these drugs is monitoring them when they are in the home,” said Patout. “Parents need to keep track of the pills as the teen takes them and not leave extras in the house. It is a good idea to lock up all prescription drugs in the home, even those prescribed to kids. If a parent feels their teen is falsely claiming to be suffering from pain in order to obtain a pain reliever, they should consult a medical professional immediately.”

4. What are “pill parties? “Pill parties are gatherings where teens each bring an assortment of pills,” said Patout. “The pills are then piled together and attendees help themselves. Also called ‘skittles parties’ or ‘pharm parties,’ these gatherings are incredibly dangerous. Teens don’t know what they are taking and could be ingesting lethal combinations of drugs. Sometimes, they will mix alcohol with the drugs, only serving to increase their risk of an overdose. These parties point to the rampant amount of prescription drugs available today.”

5. What should I do if I discover my son or daughter abusing prescription drugs? “The first step is for parents to know the signs of prescription drug abuse so they can keep an eye out for them,” said Patout. “These include changes in appetite, grades, sleeping patterns, mood, personal hygiene and energy level. Side effects will vary depending on what they are taking. If a parent confirms their teenager is abusing prescription drugs, they should explain that prescription drugs are not safe just because a doctor prescribed them. If they believe the drug use is habitual and becoming destructive, it is important to consult a health professional or a teen rehabilitation center. Prescription drug abuse should not be ignored or taken lightly.”

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery, please visit http://www.newbeginningsshc.com/ or contact a New Beginnings representative at 888-706-1870.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com.