Match the Effort

By Melody Rodgers, RCPFamily Support Advocate You’re here because what you’re doing isn’t working,We’re here because what you’re doing isn’t working.What we do at New York Center for Living is working.  Your child has been evaluated and a treatment plan has been suggested. Once you hear the level of commitment required, you find excuses not […]

Commit to Quit: Helpful Tips for Nicotine Cessation

Eric D. Collins, MDDr. Collins, the Medical Director at the New York Center for Living, has practiced addiction psychiatry for nearly 30 years. Today, November 16th, 2023, marks the Great American Smokeout—an event organized by the American Cancer Society to provide resources and support to people in an effort to help them quit smoking cigarettes […]

2019 Eating Disorder Awareness & Screening Week Feb. 25 – March 3

Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown […]

Improving Communication with your Teenager

If you have problems getting through when you try to talk to your teenager, there may some ways to improve communication. Too many parents fall into the trap of engaging with their teenagers in a confrontational way. Instead of having conversations with their teenagers, they end up bickering or nagging. Research suggests teenagers switch off […]

Is Music Therapy Effective in Addiction Recovery?

Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery For years, music has been used as a peripheral therapy in the treatment of a wide range of physical and psychological health issues, including but not limited to chronic pain, migraine, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and much more. It’s been gaining more and more ground in the addiction recovery […]

What Are The Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion?

Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the leading substance abuse issue in the United States. It kills approximately 88,000 individuals each year through direct and indirect causes and can lead to serious long-term physical and psychological health issues, one of the most common of which is vitamin deficiency. Prolonged and […]

5 Great Sober Social Apps

Sober Social Apps Social media has become a primary means of linking communities, exchanging support and feedback, and developing and maintaining connections from all over the world. These resources can be critical for those in addiction recovery. When an individual in recovery first leaves treatment, it’s very common for them to feel isolated and alone […]

What To Do In An Overdose

Preliminary reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the 2017 drug overdose death toll at over 17,000 people, and this does not include the countless other overdose victims who were saved through Narcan deployment and other measures after properly identifying overdose symptoms. Overdose can leave family and loved ones closest to […]