Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve.

Is Music Therapy Effective in Addiction Recovery?

Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery For years, music has been used as a peripheral therapy in the treatment of a wide range of physical and psychological health issues, including but not limited to chronic pain, migraine, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and much more. It’s been gaining more and more ground in the addiction recovery […]

Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion

Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the leading substance abuse issue in the United States. It kills approximately 88,000 individuals each year through direct and indirect causes and can lead to serious long-term physical and psychological health issues, one of the most common of which is vitamin deficiency. Prolonged and […]

What to do in an overdose

Preliminary reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the 2017 drug overdose death toll at over 17,000 people, and this does not include the countless other overdose victims who were saved through Narcan deployment and other measures after properly identifying overdose symptoms. Overdose can leave family and loved ones closest to […]

The Dangers of Vaping

Table of Contents: Introduction Vaping Popularity is On the Rise What’s in Your E-Cigarette? Popular Vaping Substances What the Latest Research Says About the Dangers of Vaping Can You Get Addicted to Vaping? To download the full Ebook, click here Introduction Vaping is a popular pastime that skyrocketed to stardom just as tighter non-smoking laws […]


A friend told me that once you say something 3 times, people tend to remember it. So please, remember, family, family, family! Not only is it important to successful addiction treatment, but family may very well be the greatest and most powerful factor for helping individuals with addiction to recover. I am not talking about […]

Sober Living in NYC

Intensive rehab programs help individuals move beyond their dependencies, but the recovery process can take months, even years. Too often, leaving rehab to go home results in relapse. Many addictive substances are associated with high relapse rates even after individuals have undergone medical detox and a rehab program. When individuals return home, they may still […]

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine. Fentanyl is also derived from the opium poppy but is even more powerful and also powerfully addictive. A schedule II prescription drug, fentanyl is prescribed to manage pain, either pain associated with a surgery or chronic pain due to a health condition. Although effective for […]

Alcoholics Anonymous in Manhattan: Our Meetings

Healing from substance addiction is a process that takes time, and how individuals spend that time is paramount. When an individual’s recovery journey is effectively structured and includes Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, they are poised for a successful outcome. Many of today’s most respected addiction treatment programs are based on 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. The […]