While there are no easy ways to battle Substance use Disorder (SUD) there are different medications available to assist in the therapeutic process. Chances are that your problems didn’t start overnight and for most people we see come through our doors, they have been abusing drugs and alcohol for years. Now that your body has developed a physical dependence upon alcohol, there are probably several social and behavioral characteristics that have you under this spell that seems to go on and on with no end in sight. The most successful treatment often requires a very holistic approach that not only deals with the physical cravings but the mental and spiritual sides of a person. Our medication assisted treatment program primarily deals with the physical cravings. Stop the Alcohol Cravings Depending upon the severity of your physical dependence, we may recommend an inpatient alcohol detox program because your withdrawal symptoms could be life threatening and we can minimize the severity of withdrawal with medications, diet and close medical supervision. We do offer opiate withdrawal help in our new opiate detox center. We may recommend Naltrexone (Revia & Vivitrol) to help reduce the cravings for alcohol or opiates and have seen success with [...]
Recovery from alcohol and drug abuse is an inside job. You may have heard that statement before in the rooms of a 12 step fellowship but what does that really mean?
NBC News uncovers the sad truth about the billion-dollar drug treatment industry in Palm Beach County Florida. This video is so compelling that we need to share this reality with those in our region who may be considering one of the 400 drug rehabs in Florida for a loved one in their lives.
By William Kenny Jan. 3, 2017 Dense woods, undulating hills and gently flowing streams shroud the Livengrin Foundation’s Bensalem headquarters, largely isolating the 43-acre addiction treatment facility from the bustling community outside it. The privacy is clearly by design. After all, alcoholics and drug abusers in the early stages of recovery benefit from the serenity of nature and need not be exposed to the public stigmas associated with their disease as they cope with its emotional, physical and financial consequences. Livengrin’s Hulmeville Road campus has looked essentially that way since a wealthy and blissfully eccentric advertising executive and entrepreneur, Standish Forde Hansell, purchased the former Brice Farm and founded the nonprofit there in 1966, naming the inpatient facility after a personal mantra: “live and grin.” Yet, with its golden anniversary commemorations now complete and the foundation embarking on its second half-century, it finds itself engaged in a fierce competition where, ironically enough, public attention might serve as one of its greatest assets. Road to recovery: Livengrin Foundation serves more than 4,000 patients annually at eight campuses, including a counseling center at 9140 Academy Road in the Northeast. Above, president and CEO Rick Pine leads a tour of the foundation’s Bensalem [...]
Action News covers the 2016 Ride for Recovery, an annual motorcycle run and family picnic that raises funds to benefit our patient care programs and enhance public awareness for recovery from addiction.
Two decades later, Andy Callaghan, a 25-year veteran police sergeant, still can't forget the sound of the bullet whizzing by his ear.
After years of dependency, the Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund changed the course of O’Brien’s life. The fund assists those in need to attend Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery in Bucks County, Pa.
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Livengrin’s 48th Anniversary Celebration with Special Guest of Honor: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
Livengrin Foundation is holding its 48th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 30. Proceeds benefit Livengrin’s First Responders Addiction Treatment Program (FRAT), which reaches out to police, firefighters, emergency personnel and combat veterans. Each month 12 to 15 Iraq and Afghanistan war combat veterans come to the doors of Livengrin Foundation seeking addiction treatment, but have no health insurance. The non-profit Livengrin Foundation treats these heroes through patient charity care. The event will help many brave combat veterans and First Responders receive the help and support they desperately need. WHEN: Thursday, October 30 6:30 p.m. – VIP and General Receptions 7:15 p.m. – Dinner WHERE: Northampton Valley Country Club 10 Harmony Drive Richboro, PA 18954 TICKETS: Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at https://www.livengrin.org/gala/. For more information, contact Scott Blacker, Vice President for Development at (215) 638-5200 x 207. About Timothy Geithner As the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner played a central role in formulating U.S. domestic and international economic policy during President Barack Obama’s first term. He was a principal architect of the president’s strategy to avert economic collapse and to reform the financial system, while also tackling a broad set of international economic challenges. [...]
By Jo Ciavaglia | Twitter: @jciavaglia | Bucks County Courier Times | Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 [av_dropcap1]I[/av_dropcap1]n the days before he allegedly stabbed his grandmother, Dylan Campbell thought he was a god. He also believed that someone was trying to hurt his family. He’d get down on all fours and rock. He started hyperventilating. He was hallucinating. His face wore a blank look, according to his aunt Noreen Carros, who lives with the 17-year-old, soon-to-be high school senior. His bizarre behavior was so worrisome that his family took him to a hospital emergency room, where he was put under a 48-hour observation, Carros said. Cough syrup abuse led Dylan Campbell to stab grandmother She said she had no idea what happened to her grand-nephew, until he confided in her. Now she wants to warn other people about what medical and drug abuse professionals call a cheap, legal, accessible and dangerous high. And it’s probably in your bathroom right now. The Bristol Township teen was abusing cough medications, and had been for months, Carros said. The family informed Bristol Township police that he was possibly abusing it the night he allegedly stabbed his grandmother, who suffered minor wounds. While not as [...]