If you suspect that your child is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s essential to talk about getting them the help they need. Here are some tips to help facilitate the conversation:
Addiction is a chronic medical disease where an individual compulsively uses substances despite the potential for harmful outcomes. The intensity of addiction increases over time, making it essential to recognize the signs of a potential problem as soon as possible.
Anger is a natural emotion of the human experience. It is a feeling that people struggle to understand, for themselves and others, as it can be uncomfortable, unpredictable, and even harmful when uncontrolled.
What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is a complex pattern of behaviors caused by a dependence on alcohol. The disease, known medically as alcohol use disorder, can put a person’s health and safety at risk. Not only can alcoholism significantly affect an individual’s physical and mental health, but it can also affect the lives of others in […]
PITTSBURGH — So many of the things that people struggling with addiction need on a daily basis have been taken away from them because of the pandemic. For workers at the Jade Wellness Center on the South Side, the drug abuse epidemic has never taken a backseat. But the director of the Jade Wellness Center, […]
Our Director, Daniel Garrighan was recently published for his insight on the adoption of healthcares rapid adoption of technology during Covid-19. Click through to read the full article.
Sword Songs: 12 recovery themed songs that can arm you to face the future. I spend A LOT of my personal time with music to some degree; listening, playing, thinking about it, and talking about it with other people. My closest pal actually picks on me because of how frequently I refer to a song […]
Hello to all of our lovely friends, family, colleagues and supporters. September is fast approaching. And along with the changing temperatures, fall leaves, football games and pumpkin everything, is National recovery month! Amongst all of the recovery themed activities planned one of our favorites is the Annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk. On September 16th in downtown […]
It was recently bothersome to overhear a young group of individuals, engaged in treatment, talking about their addiction. One patient had said to another they don’t want to stop using drugs and alcohol because their addicted life has not been a bad life. There has never been a consequence to their use other than the […]
On November 4, 2016, KDKA-Pittsburgh aired a story which focused on the success in treating opioid addiction with Vivitrol. JADE Wellness Centers has been using Vivitrol since 2011. Dr. Robert Woolhandler, an addiction specialist at JADE Wellness and a pioneer of vivitrol treatment was interviewed and explained the pharmacology of Vivitrol and how this once […]