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|11/20/17|Blog · News

The turkey and gravy has been packaged up and set in the fridge. The kitchen is officially closed and the stores are open. Yup, you guessed it. It’s Black Friday! Black Friday, which actually starts on Thanksgiving evening, has given millions of shoppers a leg up on talking their holiday wish list. It is the […]

|11/20/17|Blog · News

Every weekday, David Dorschu puts in a 2-hour commute to get to Recovery Centers of America’s Lighthouse at Mays Landing location, where he is CEO. He doesn’t mind the drive. Lighthouse offers wooded grounds, a crisp maritime aesthetic, and a location that’s only minutes from a waterfront park. “It is so peaceful here. We work […]

|11/20/17|Blog · News

For more than 5,000 years, people have cultivated the poppy and prized it for its ability to numb pain. And for just as long, the poppy and its derivatives—both natural and synthetic—have been abused by addicts for the same reason. Although all drugs derived from the poppy or designed to mimic its effects share certain […]

|11/20/17|Blog · News

For those in recovery, there is often no time more fraught than the Thanksgiving to New Year’s gauntlet. The stress of travel, gloomy weather, family encounters and constant parties can all serve as a terrible temptation. But this time of year doesn’t have to be a struggle. Lynn James, Corporate Director of Health and Well-Being […]

|11/17/17|Blog

Did you know that certain foods actually have an effect on your positivity and happiness? Studies in dietary health suggest that some foods can help to ease anxiety, reduce stress, and therefore lead to better moods. Certain “good mood foods” can provide the answer to feelings of loneliness and sorrow, which is critical for individuals […]

|11/10/17|Blog · News

To advance RCA’s mission of providing world class services to its patients, we recently completed the purchase of Genetworx. Lab work and drug testing are critical components of the treatment process. As a result of this acquisition, these services will now be provided directly by an RCA company instead of third party providers who support […]

|11/10/17|Blog

When someone suffering from addiction makes the decision to seek help through RCA, one of the first people with whom they speak will often be one of our Treatment Advocates. The Advocates play a key role, as they are responsible for forming strong bonds not only with potential patients, but also with all external resources […]

|11/09/17|Blog · News

Being a healthcare professional has many rewards. But along with those rewards comes temptation and vulnerability to the misuse of drugs and addiction. The fact is the rate of addiction for healthcare professionals is one of the highest in any workforce. Now more than ever, it is important for those struggling with addiction to get […]

|11/09/17|Blog · News

Many people in early recovery have concerns about developing new friendships. After all, the friendships we made while we were using are generally with others who use alcohol or drugs the same way we did. Sure, there were fun times, but continuing those friendships would hurt our chances at continuing our new-found recovery. It’s a […]

|11/09/17|Blog · News

When someone is addicted to drugs (or more correctly, someone with a “substance use disorder) – their life centers around getting their next fix. It’s never been a safe way to live, but in this generation, it’s gotten more dangerous than ever. In the whole of 1970–1978, fewer than 9,000 deaths in the United States […]

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