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May 10, 2019

People Under 50 with Hearing Loss at Twice the Risk of Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

Researchers from the University of Michigan have made a troubling discovery. People younger than 50 with impaired hearing (deaf or hard of hearing) are twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids and struggle with alcohol abuse syndrome. These findings come from data on 86,186 U.S. adults who recently took part…


April 12, 2019

Alcoholism and Its Genetic Roots

For hundreds of years, cultures all over the world have viewed alcoholism (or alcohol use disorder as it is now called) as a moral failing – a problem of succumbing to temptation. Seemed reasonable.  After all – why was it that some people had a drinking problem while others did…


March 26, 2019

Could Adolescent Drinking Lead to Emotional Problems Later?

The health risks of excessive drinking are well known. Now scientists are beginning to explore the impact of both consumption and binge drinking on brain development in adolescents. And what they’re finding is troubling. Researchers from the University of Chicago have just released the results of a study that shows…


February 20, 2019

Addiction Policy Forum Again Recognizes Aware Recovery Care

Aware Recovery Care is proud to announce that the Addiction Policy Forum has, for the second year in a row, singled out our addiction treatment programs for innovations that are changing the field of addiction. The Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a…


February 01, 2019

Aware Recovery Care Awarded Dual Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Aware Recovery Care has just earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Home Care and Behavioral Health Care by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards (https://www.qualitycheck.org/quality-report/?bsnId=623503).  Receiving dual accreditation is a rare feat in this field.  The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that…


January 08, 2019

Groundbreaking Opioid Addiction Treatment Program Arrives in Maine

Aware Recovery Care, an innovative and promising drug and alcohol addiction treatment program created in concert with addiction specialists at Yale University, has opened its doors in Maine. The program is unique in the nation. Aware Recovery Care’s unique and innovative in-home addiction treatment program was founded on the research-supported…


December 10, 2018

Alcohol and Pregnancy – the Tragic Costs

It’s an established fact that no amount of alcohol consumed by an expectant mom during pregnancy is good for the infant. For expectant moms who suffer from alcoholism or alcohol dependency – the impact on the child is often very grave, producing children with a condition called fetal alcohol spectrum…


November 09, 2018

A Root Cause of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

For decades, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of addiction, how it gets started, and why it often persists so stubbornly. And for years, there’s been a theory that a chemical in the human nervous system called dopamine lies at the core of that mystery. Dopamine is what’s…


October 16, 2018

Liver Disease Is on the Rise.  Why?

A few years ago, physicians, like Elliot Tapper at the University of Michigan Medical School, began noticing an alarming increase in the number of young adults seeking help for liver disease. Their observation led them on a quest to understand why. The medical journal BMJ has just published the results…


June 08, 2018

Could Family Therapy Be the Missing Key to Recovery Success?

Anyone struggling with addiction knows there are literally thousands of treatment options available in the U.S. And if you’re battling addiction – the chances are also very good that you’ve tried a number of these options without achieving long-term abstinence. Aware Recovery Care is the brainchild of addiction specialists at…


April 27, 2018

How Technology Innovation Can Help Alcoholics

Innovation… Since Aware Recovery Care first opened its doors, we’ve focused on finding and deploying innovative new tools capable of improving the odds of recovery for folks addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.  We believe this approach is one reason our clients achieve long-term sobriety at such high rates. One of…


March 02, 2018

The Drug Crisis Deadlier Than the Opioid Epidemic

In 2016, this drug was associated with more deaths than auto and gun deaths combined. Can you guess the drug? Not opioids. Alcohol. According to Center for Disease Controls data, 88,000 people died as a result of alcohol consumption in 2016.  Sixty-four thousand died from overdosing on other drugs that…


November 09, 2017

Pregnancy and Alcohol… Disturbing New Data.

It’s a well accepted fact that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is fraught with risks for the fetus, at times leading to what are called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or FASDs. FASDs are health issues known to occur in some individuals whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These health problems can…


August 16, 2017

Alcoholism in America – An Escalating Public Health Crisis

Alcohol is one of the oldest intoxicating substances known to humankind. According to a study just published in JAMA Psychiatry, it’s also increasingly leading to addiction in the form of “alcohol use disorder” or alcoholism. According to the study, one in eight Americans over the age of 18 meets the…


June 01, 2017

Why “Family” Matters in Addiction Recovery

Working with addiction specialists at Yale and other universities, Aware Recovery Care has developed a novel and demonstratively effective home based drug and alcohol addiction treatment program. The program is novel for several reasons – including its home-based approach, its reliance on a team of addiction specialists assigned to each…


May 18, 2017

Alcoholism and the Elderly.  Does Age Matter?

Alcohol dependency can develop at any age – but researchers recently sought to understand if those over 60 might be at a higher risk for developing a problem. To conduct their study, researchers looked at gender and age-specific trends in a population of older Americans from 1997 through 2014. Their…


April 27, 2017

New Research May Point to Possible New Personalized Treatments for Alcoholism

Over fourteen million Americans suffer from alcoholism/alcohol dependency. That’s approximately seven percent of the U.S. population. And data shows that women are increasingly vulnerable to the problem. Researchers have long wondered whether the cause of alcohol dependency is idiosyncratic, varying from person to person. A team working at the Scripps…


March 30, 2017

Alcohol During Pregnancy and the Harm it Can Do

Many young women realize that drinking during pregnancy is not a good idea, but they often fail to understand all of the ramifications. Did you know that alcohol can actually harm a baby at every stage of a pregnancy and that alcohol can cause something called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders…


February 23, 2017

Is Your Elderly Parent Suddenly Confused or Quiet?

One would have thought the opioid crisis would serve as a lesson for organized medicine and its pharmaceutical allies. Overprescribe a class of drugs, and you’re likely to create a public health crisis. Well sadly – it hasn’t. In a paper just published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers…


November 30, 2016

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving State of New Hampshire

With the strong urging of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are pleased to announce that Aware Recovery Care, one of the most successful and innovative drug and alcohol addiction programs in the country, will begin treating clients in New Hampshire on December 1, 2016. Aware Recovery Care’s unique and…


November 17, 2016

Can a Certified Recovery Advisor Help You with Your Addiction?

At Aware Recovery Care, we create a multi-disciplinary drug and/or alcohol addiction rehabilitation team for each and every client. Each team is led by an Addiction Psychiatrist and supported by an Addiction Nurse, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Individual Therapist, and a Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) - most…


November 10, 2016

New Research on Addiction May Help Explain Why the Brain Malfunctions

In a new research paper published by the National Institute of Alcohol and Drug Abuse – scientists attempt to explain how addicts’ brains might malfunction to create a susceptibility to addiction. According to the authors of this latest study, addiction is tied to the interplay of three key factors: executive…


October 13, 2016

Addressing the Families’ Role in Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Connecticut

No family of a drug or alcohol addict goes unaffected by the tragedy and the turmoil of addiction. Ever. Parents, spouses, children and often extended family are all impacted. Given this fact, addiction researchers and clinicians have long had an interest in the family dynamics of addicts in the hope…


October 06, 2016

Do Certain Childhood Characteristics Help Predict Issues with Addiction?

Many of us who’ve sent children through public schools in Connecticut are familiar with the drug and alcohol prevention program called D.A.R.E. D.A.R.E. was designed to help children understand the risks of drugs and alcohol while also teaching them critical avoidance tactics in the hope that a generation of children…


September 29, 2016

The Warning Signs of a Serious Alcohol Problem

Do you worry about the drinking habits of a partner or good friend? Are you growing concerned they may be becoming addicted to alcohol? Over 17.6 million people in the U.S. are and the signs of a problem are fairly easy to spot. That’s one in every twelve adults… Here…