Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Addiction Resources

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in […]

5 Tips for Family and Friends of an Opiate Addict

This article (from Discovery Place) shares valuable information on dealing with an opiate addict. After working with families and close friends of opiate addicts in the most difficult stage of addiction (4th stage), I’ve noticed one primary characteristic present: negative enabling. Consistent exposure to active addiction has the potential to make the most stable person […]

Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions

When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of power. Active coping with the trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless. Active coping means accepting the impact of trauma on your life and taking direct action to improve things. Active coping occurs even when […]

What are the warning signs of depression?

With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, we wanted to shed some light on the topic of depression. Although depression affects people in different ways, there are many common symptoms of this illness. It’s important to be able to distinguish depression from the normal ups and downs of everyday life. According to the National […]

What is an OASAS Approved Provider?

If you’ve been charged with (or convicted of) an impaired driving offense and require clinical screening and assessment services, Audubon Counseling is here to help. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is committed to keeping roadways safe by assuring high quality service to individuals charged with or convicted of […]

Understanding Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to […]

Overcoming alcohol addiction

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson Addiction can be devastating. One of the most common forms of addiction, alcohol dependence, causes an estimated 100,000 deaths annually.  Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments for addiction, including self-help strategies, […]