With the non-medical use of opioid drugs reaching epidemic levels in the United States, medical officials are discussing the many things needed to help stem the problem. Heroin and prescription drug use in the Philadelphia area are approaching record highs. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn spoke to experts and a recovering drug addict, Livengrin's Ryan Roth, about the frightening realities. See the video and read the full story at: Solving Opioid Addiction Crisis: No Silver Bullet
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[av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFkQWdtC5Tk' format='4-3' width='4' height='3'] Alcohol and drug dependency affect as many as 15% of our nation's nurses. Hear their real stories and discover Nurses Lifeline, an addiction treatment program designed just for nurses. Learn how their unique needs, job pressures and special place in the community are addressed with confidentiality.
Livengrin counselors offer their input on teen addiction and the difficult battle faced by those fighting drug and alcohol addiction. This segment was featured on a recent "Teens & Drugs" episode of the PBS 39 series, "Tempo". [av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs9zFnZaK1A' format='16-9' width='16' height='9']
Livengrin Foundation encourages communication and education on addiction issues. Both our YouTube page and overall mission are health care-oriented and the Foundation reserves the right to edit or delete public comments that express political or cultural, rather than healthcare, views. A veteran Livengrin counselor provides the treatment perspective on the evolving cultural and legal shifts about marijuana. Join us with veteran Philadelphia news anchor Larry Kane for Voice of Reason. Part 1: [av_video src='https://youtu.be/Np9OrCRuUrY' format='16-9' width='16' height='9'] Part 2: [av_video src='https://youtu.be/LSyJpMcMaec' format='16-9' width='16' height='9'] Part 3: [av_video src='https://youtu.be/ZYX0zVs2Wgo' format='16-9' width='16' height='9']
In the fall of 2012, an autopsy confirmed the drug-related death of the son of an NFL coach. It's unfortunate that awareness about addiction issues arises in the public square due to a death or other tragedy involving someone with a degree of celebrity. When that happens, Livengrin is often called upon to provide perspective from the treatment viewpoint. CBS-3 in Philadelphia visited our campus to report on the dangers of a person relapsing after having been clean and sober.
Two men who had been treated for drug addiction lost their lives in the late summer of 2012. One was an unknown, regular young adult. The other, the son of an NFL coach with a level of celebrity. In both cases, they had returned to drugs that overpowered their defenses. Livengrin is often called upon to provide perspective on addiction issues, from the treatment viewpoint. NBC-10 in Philadelphia visited our campus to report on the dangers of a person relapsing after having been clean and sober. *This video is “stored” courtesy of NBC-10 and the station may insert a short advertisement before our report.