help for employers with alcohol policy

What Is Alcoholism Costing Your Business?


Alcohol Abuse Costs Business Without Exception

help for employers with alcohol policyActive alcoholism appears in the workplace in many different ways. The more obvious presence is in the form of absenteeism for a heavy drinker. Your model employee may not start out as a big drinker and sometimes it is hard to tell there is a problem initially. When the problem develops over time, Read more

How Long Does It Take To Detox from Alcohol

How Long to Detox from Alcohol

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, with an estimated 88,000 people dying How Long Does It Take To Detox from Alcoholeach year due to alcohol-related issues. Out of the estimated 15.1 million people who have alcohol use disorder, more commonly thought of as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, just 8.3 percent of those who need it sought help. For many, the discomfort of detoxing from alcohol coupled with the physical craving by the body to consume more often outweighs the desire to seek help.

Detox From Alcohol At Home Is Not Wise

Believe it or not, alcohol is actually one of the most dangerous drugs from which to detox. This is because some of the alcohol detox symptoms, such as seizures and excessive dehydration, can be life threatening. In the most serious of cases, a condition known as delirium tremens might occur, and those at risk of this condition should only detox under medical supervision. It is important to understand what to expect, including how long the detoxification process will take, before starting. Read more

Bucks County Rehab Reviews Recovery Houses

After Inpatient Rehab or Detox, Where Do I Go?

On many occasions, our clients will benefit from living arrangements that minimize Bucks County Rehab Reviews Recovery Housesexposure to the people, places and things that may trigger a relapse into addiction. Livengrin provides our clients with a very strong foundation for recovery through our inpatient treatment programs. We offer a safe and protected environment during the first few weeks of this type of treatment. But what about beyond those first 28 days? Often we suggest an intensive outpatient program or a more lenient Read more

Alcohol Detox Programs Philadelphia

The Dangers of Detoxing Without Medical Supervision

When people use alcohol in excess on a regular basis the body undergoes a physical andAlcohol Detox Programs Philadelphia psychological transformation that makes it nearly impossible to live without it. These severe cases reach a point where that person’s body “NEEDS” it and without a regular flow, the body responds adversely. We are convinced alcoholism is a VERY serious disease and has the power to kill those in the grips of this progressive illness. Those with alcohol dependence often lose their jobs, their significant relationships and more during the more advanced stages of their addiction. Unfortunately it is only when these complications are severe enough that individuals begin to contemplate what life would be like without alcohol and move towards any alcohol detoxification process. We are here to say that no individual in these advanced stages should attempt to stop abruptly without medical monitoring of some kind, preferably at an inpatient facility. Read more

Narcan for Overdose: A First Responders Point of View

Police, Firemen and EMS crews throughout Bucks County are fighting an uphill battle against The Opiate Epidemic. By the time they arrive on the scene of an overdose, Narcan for Overdosedisaster has already struck. These First Responders are equipped with a drug called Naloxone (Narcan) in hopes of saving someone’s life, but it often requires someone to call 911. That could be you or someone in your life and we wanted to share with you what to look for. Read more

Teenage Drug Use Starts How

Medicine Cabinets Are Where Many Start Their Abuse

Our nation’s Top Doctor sent a letter to every doctor in the United States in August prescription drug abuse starts2016 asking for their help to solve, “The most urgent health crisis facing America: the opiod epidemic”. Abuse of prescription drugs can be even riskier than the abuse of illegally manufactured drugs. Synthetic (man-made) drugs are often more potent and create a higher overdose risk. This is particularly true of OxyContin and similar painkillers, where overdose deaths more than doubled over a five-year period. Read more

WHYY Voices in the Family

The news can sound dire. Opioid addiction is ruining families and taking lives at an ever increasing rate. In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Gottlieb brings together Livengrin Board member Bruce Murray and wife Ginny, a clinician, researcher, family members and individuals in recovery to go beyond the headlines and look at what is working to bring addicts into treatment. They discuss some interventions and evaluation of treatment as well as dealing with the grief of losing a loved one to the disease. Plus, a conversation with individuals who are in recovery and working to offer hope and help to others.

Livengrin's Center City Office will experience changes in hours and programs during The World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families Center City Schedule

Livengrin’s Center City Office will have a modified schedule during these events.

  • Wednesday, 9/23 & Thursday 9/24
  • Livengrin – Center City WILL BE OPEN
  • All services will be scheduled at their regular times.
  • Please plan accordingly, to accommodate the increased volume in the city due to the World Meeting of Families.
  • Friday, 9/25
  • Livengrin – Center City WILL BE CLOSED
  • Day GOP will be re-scheduled to Wednesday 9/23/15 at 10:00AM
  • All individual sessions and assessments will be rescheduled earlier in the week.
  • Monday, 9/28
  • Livengrin – Center City Office WILL OPEN LATE AT 1:00PM
  • Day IOP will be scheduled from 1:00PM to 3:30PM
  • Evening IOP will be scheduled at the regular time (6:00PM to 8:30PM). Individual sessions and assessments will be scheduled by appointment.

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Penn Medicine and Livengrin announce partnership

Penn Medicine & Livengrin Announce Partnership

Livengrin is pleased to announce the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) as its newest clinical training partner. With this new partnership, Livengrin will be participating in a ground-breaking program in clinical training for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), who will be learning how to provide the highest quality care for patients struggling with addiction.

“Growing the ranks of APRNs is an important way to increase the base of primary care providers in this country. In the past, the cost of clinical training has limited the ability of hospitals and other healthcare providers to accept more APRN students into their settings for clinical training. The primary goal…is to increase the provision of qualified training to APRN students. The clinical training included in this demonstration will provide APRNs with the clinical skills necessary to provide primary care, preventive care, transitional care, chronic care management, and other services…”

Read more about the initiative: Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation