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 […]

Alumni Support: Staying Connected After Treatment

Sobriety is a lifelong journey, and staying connected with others in recovery after you finish treatment helps to decrease your risk of relapse. Attending recovery support groups in your community is important for long-lasting sobriety, and alumni events at your treatment center are another way to get support when you need it. Why Sober Social […]

I Think I’m Addicted—What Should I Do?

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects more than a million teens around the country. Left untreated, addiction can damage health and lead to serious problems with school, work and family relationships. With overdose always a risk, addiction is not a condition you can ignore, and it’s not a condition you can control without help. […]

How to Refer Your Patient to New York Center for Living

The following outline details how we here at New York Center for Living plan to collaborate with you during the patient referral process. If a patient at your practice is deemed clinically appropriate by the staff (substance use primary and between the ages of 13 and 30, displaying a willingness to remain abstinent), your team […]

“Youth are heated by nature as drunken men by wine” Aristotle (350 B.C.) As the medical field continues to make strides towards gaining a clearer understanding about the disease of addiction, one of the greatest challenges remains the understanding of how drugs of abuse and addiction affect teenagers. Far from being simply “younger versions of […]

There is a forthcoming article in the July issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research that confirms something that those of us who work here at the New York Center for Living already know: going to 12-step meetings helps keep young addicts and alcoholic sober. The study included 127 substance abusers, age 14 […]

The usual stumbling blocks for teens—drug abuse, premature sex, and social pressure—are all compounded by the way teens use technology and social networking sites, like Facebook. Today, teenagers’ social lives run on a 24-hour cycle, so the demands of keeping up with peers can be crushing.  Although the means of communication among teens has changed […]


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