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Podcast tackles science behind addiction treatment, opioid epidemic

March 30, 2018 – Raising awareness of the facts about the disease of addiction and breaking the stigma associated with addiction are necessary steps toward truly helping families affected by the disease of addiction. This month, Gimlet Media’s “Science Vs.” podcast released two episodes dedi...

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Philadelphia training residents on how to use Narcan

March 29, 2018 – There are many tools used to battle the nation’s drug epidemic, but one has the ability to reverse the effects of a life-threatening overdose. Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a nasal spray that blocks the effects of opioids and has become an essential piece of equipment f...

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State health official discusses treating addiction among senior citizens

March 28, 2018 – The disease of addiction knows no boundaries. It can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender, financial status, religion and sexual orientation. A Pennsylvania state official recently discussed the challenges of treating drug addiction among senior citizens. State Department...

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Dentists support limits on opioid prescriptions to address addiction

March 27, 2018 – Educating the public about the disease of addiction will help prevent individuals from developing dependence. This week, another opioid prescriber announced intentions to limit the number of days for prescriptions. The American Dental Association (ADA) unveiled a new policy suppor...

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Burlington County launches initiative to help residents struggling with addiction

March 26, 2018 – Assisting individuals struggling with the disease of addiction into treatment is the most important step society can take to address the drug epidemic. This week, a local law enforcement entity started a new program to bolster county’s efforts. The Burlington County Prosecutor...

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Camden County, hospitals team up to battle opioid overdoses

March 23, 2018 – The two most powerful tools to prevent drug overdose deaths are naxolone and treatment for the disease of addiction. This week, a local county partnered with hospitals to secure the life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses. Camden County officials and local hospitals are working ...

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Criminal justice professionals, health officials talk addiction at UPenn

March 22, 2018 – Continuing discussion to identify ways to curb the drug epidemic and help individuals struggling with the disease of addiction is a top priority for many facets of society. Last week, health officials, defense attorneys, prosecutors gathered to share insight into the challenges fa...

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Malvern Institute Celebrates National Social Workers Month

March 21, 2018 – Malvern Institute, the Delaware Valley’s oldest private addiction treatment provider, is celebrating National Social Work Month this March with activities centered around this year’s theme “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” According to the National Associati...

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Philly residents voice concerns over proposed safe-injection sites

March 20, 2018 – Tempers flared in a Philadelphia community as city officials hosted a community meeting to discuss having a “safe” injection site in the neighborhood. The Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic invited Northeast Philadelphia residents to share their thoughts on the...

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How hospitals can help physicians fight opioid epidemic

March 16, 2018 – All society members must come together and do their part to address the nation’s drug epidemic. That includes addiction treatment providers, elected officials, and community members, as well as families impacted by the disease of addiction. This week, Dr. Brian McDonough shared ...

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Ex-NFL quarterback discusses life in recovery in Lehigh Valley

March 15, 2018 – Sharing personal stories of recovery is important to break the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. This week, a formal professional football player visited a high school in Lehigh Valley to discuss his experience. Ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf stopped by Schuylkill Val...

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Health officials encourage residents to carry overdose antidote

March 14, 2018 – A new ad campaign is urging Delaware Valley residents to carry an opioid overdose antidote to help address the drug epidemic. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced the campaign Tuesday to educate citizens about the facts on the disease of addiction, according to N...

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Drug addiction treatment programs expanding in Philly

March 13, 2018 – Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs have been hit particularly hard by the nation’s drug epidemic in recent years. However, city officials are implementing innovative ways to expand drug treatment programs so individuals struggling with the disease of addiction can access h...

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Council hearing to focus on Philly’s efforts to fight opioid addiction

March 12, 2018 – Elected officials in Philadelphia are continuing important efforts to ensure the city is addressing the drug epidemic and the disease of addiction appropriately. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, who introduced a resolution in January and represents communities in Kensington,...

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New data shows uptick in opioid overdoses last year

March 9, 2018 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report that shows the disease of addiction and the drug epidemic continues to worsen. According to Frontline, hospital emergency room visits related to opioid overdoses experienced a 30 percent increase last year. The im...

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Penn State hosting panel discussion on opioid epidemic

March 8, 2018 – As the nation’s drug epidemic continues to take its toll on Americans, the importance of spreading the truth about the disease of addiction has never been greater. Recognizing the need to educate community members about signs of addiction and identify solutions to the crisis, The...

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Philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure

March 7, 2018 – Raising awareness of the facts about the disease of addiction and breaking the stigma associated with addiction are necessary steps toward truly helping families affected by addiction. A philosopher breaks down why the public misconception about addiction is an obstacle to helping ...

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Chester County remembers families affected by addiction

March 6, 2018 – A local government joined communities across the country during a day of remembrance to recognize families impacted by the disease of addiction. Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announced its commitment to “Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day.” Comm...

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New Jersey students create ad to raise awareness about addiction

March 5, 2018 – Six New Jersey students submitted an original public service announcement to a statewide contest to challenge community members to help efforts to address the disease of addiction and the drug epidemic. The 30-second video, called “Are You Up to the Challenge?” raises awareness...

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Authorities expand addiction program in New Jersey

March 2, 2018 – Families struggling with the disease of addiction in New Jersey have another place to turn to access treatment. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced an expansion of its Blue HART (Heroin Addiction Recovery Treatment) program, according to the Press of Atlantic City. The...

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FDA encourages new medications for opioid addiction

March 1, 2018 – Removing barriers so individuals struggling with the disease of addiction can access treatment should be a goal for policymakers. Identifying effective and evidence-based methods for treatment – like Malvern Institute utilizes – will assist individuals to begin the recovery pro...

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Opioid crisis overwhelming foster care system

February 28, 2018 – The disease of addiction has no limitations, affecting everyone involved, not just the person struggling with dependency. Assisting families to encourage loved ones struggling with addiction to seek treatment is the first step toward addressing the drug crisis. This week, 6ABC...

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Peer addiction counseling helping to address opioid epidemic

February 27, 2018 – Spreading the word that recovery from the disease of addiction is possible motivates families struggling with addiction to encourage their loved ones to seek treatment. No better example than those who are thriving after treatment and living in recovery. The Allentown Morning C...

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The science behind addiction and why it’s misunderstood

February 26, 2018 – The stigma that the disease of addiction is a moral flaw of weakness still exists. Raising awareness is a vital step in addressing the crisis. The Bucks County Courier Times has highlighted addiction and the nation’s drug epidemic this year in an ongoing investigation into po...

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New Jersey creates new office to fight opioid crisis

February 23, 2018 – New Jersey is ramping up efforts to address the drug epidemic as local and state governments recognize the devastating effects of the disease of addiction on residents. The state’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced this week the establishment of the Office of the New ...

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Ending opioid crisis requires many solutions

February 22, 2018 – Helping individuals struggling with the disease of addiction and addressing the nation’s drug epidemic require commitment from every member of society. That’s because the effects of addiction have no limitation. As a leader in addiction treatment for 70 years, Malvern Insti...

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Health insurance provider to make Narcan free for members

February 21, 2018 – Giving communities the tools to help citizens struggling with the disease of addiction is vital in the battle to curb the nation’s drug epidemic. A local health insurance provider will now provide the life-saving antidote for opioid and heroin overdoses free of charge. Indepe...

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High school student pushes for resources to curb drug epidemic

February 20, 2018 – The disease of addiction has no limitations, which means most people have a loved one who has struggled with addiction at some point in life. Because of that fact, advocates to push for increased efforts to address addiction and the nation’s drug epidemic can be found in all ...

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First responders offer perspective on opioid crisis

February 19, 2018 – First responders are on the front lines of the drug crisis and have a unique view on the challenges facing individuals struggling with the disease of addiction. Several community officials in the Lehigh Valley gathered to discuss solutions with the Allentown Morning Call. Frust...

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Conversation on opioid crisis scheduled in Montgomery County

February 16, 2018 – Raising awareness and breaking the stigma associated with the disease of addiction are the first steps to address the nation’s drug crisis. To help further the cause, community leaders are inviting the public to an event in Montgomery County to discuss the opioid epidemic. On...

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Delaware A.G. pushes treatment for addiction

February 15, 2018 – Another local elected leader voiced support to help individuals struggling with the disease of addiction into treatment. Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn urged state lawmakers to increase funding for drug treatment, according to Delmarva Public Radio. Denn recognizes the nee...

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Physicians share experiences treating patients struggling with addiction

February 14, 2018 – The disease of addiction can be difficult to understand. Addiction changes the brain in such a way that health care providers, loved ones and the individuals struggling with dependency might not recognize its development. That’s why raising awareness and breaking the stigma i...

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Cost of U.S. opioid epidemic tops $1 trillion since 2001

February 13, 2018 – The disease of addiction has no limitations and impacts everyone involved, not just the person struggling with dependency. Addiction also places a strain on the economy in the United States, but researchers know that solutions will address both the human toll on the crisis and ...

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Pa. church remembers families struggling with addiction

February 12, 2018 – Sending a unifying message is a vital step to addressing the disease of addiction and the drug epidemic. A church in Pennsylvania recognized community members struggling with addiction and saw an opportunity to offer much-needed support. On Sunday, Bishop David A. Zubik celebra...

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Tougher drug laws won’t help combat addiction

February 9, 2018 – Filling up jail cells isn’t the answer to address the disease of addiction, which is why we must encourage our elected leaders to support treatment programs to help save lives. According to Newsday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing legislation to add fentanyl to the sta...

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Students to propose ideas to combat opioid crisis at competition

February 7, 2018 – State and local governments are struggling to develop a strategy to address the opioid epidemic and the disease of addiction. To find potential solutions, a local university has introduced a competition encourage students to propose ideas to help. The 2018 Public Policy Case Com...

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Recovery story: First step to recovery was acceptance

February 6, 2018 – The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful. However, recovery is possible through treatment and a complete understanding of addiction. Many individuals who are currently living in recovery proves that recovery from addiction is possible. Sharing stories of recov...

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Myths about addiction make opioid epidemic worse

February 5, 2018 – Raising awareness and educating the public are two of the most important challenges to curbing the opioid epidemic. Misinformation is allowing the effects of addiction to continue. For 70 years, Malvern Institute has treated the disease of addiction believing that recovery is be...

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Philly residents skeptical over city’s plan for ‘safe’ injection sites

February 2, 2018 – Philadelphia officials have recently backed a controversial plan to introduce “safe” injection sites in the city. However, addiction experts and city residents are worried about the potential problems. Malvern Institute believes there is nothing “safe” about supervised d...

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Focusing on addiction treatment for inmates in Philly

February 1, 2018 – Connecting individuals struggling with the disease of addiction to treatment providers instead of incarceration centers is a vital step in curbing the opioid crisis. In the last six months, two people have reportedly died in Philadelphia’s largest correctional facility, includ...

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Abington Township Police Dept. helping to combat addiction

January 31, 2018 – A local police department in the Delaware Valley is taking an important step to bolster efforts to combat the disease of addiction and the drug epidemic by partnering with Malvern Institute and other treatment providers. The Abington Township Police Department announced Tuesday ...

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Philly officials outline 4 ways to combat opioid epidemic

January 23, 2018 – Treating the disease of addiction while curbing the drug crisis is a difficult task. No one said it was going to be easy. However, if community members can unite in their efforts, we can help those struggling with the effects. Philadelphia officials and leaders from the city’s...

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Debunking 5 myths about opioids

January 22, 2018 – Education about the disease of addiction is an important aspect of addressing the drug epidemic. A health expert attempts to set the record straight about opioids. Adriane Fugh-Berman, a physician and professor of pharmacology and physiology at Georgetown University Medical Cent...

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Ways to help those struggling with addiction seek treatment

January 19, 2018 – Addiction is a family disease because it affects everyone. Many times, the individual struggling with addiction won’t voluntary seek treatment on their own. Finding a way to convince a loved one to seek treatment is a difficult task. One addiction psychiatrist offers insight i...

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Philly sues opioid makers in response to health crisis

January 18, 2018 – There is no single reason why the drug epidemic has affected so many individuals struggling with the disease of addiction. However, it’s important to address factors when they can be identified. This week, the city of Philadelphia accused major opioid manufacturers of “dece...

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Walmart launching program to safely dispose unused medication

January 17, 2018 – Doctors who overprescribe opioids have been fueling the nation’s drug epidemic and the disease of addiction. Unused medication inside the home poses a risk to those struggling with addiction. The need to have a safe method of disposing medication is greater than ever. Walmart ...

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Proposal aimed at treating addiction among homeless population

January 16, 2018 – The disease of addiction has wide-ranging effects on communities. The drug epidemic causes homeless rates to increase, which is why one lawmaker has proposed a measure to assist homeless people struggling with addiction. Maine Rep. Drew Gattine plans to introduce legislation tha...

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Prosecuting those struggling with addiction won’t do much good

January 15, 2018 – Addressing the disease of addiction and finding a life in recovery is possible. However, community leaders too often believe that punitive measures within the court system will help solve the drug crisis. Addiction experts encourage officials to consider a treatment-based approa...

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State declaration could prompt better addiction treatment in Philly

January 12, 2018 – Addiction treatment experts are encouraged by Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to declare the opioid epidemic as a state emergency in Pennsylvania. The executive waives more than a dozen state regulations that will help people struggling with the disease of addiction into treatment an...

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What Pa. declaring opioid epidemic a state emergency means

January 11, 2018 – This week, Pennsylvania became the 8th U.S. state to declare the opioid epidemic as an emergency when Gov. Tom Wolf officially signed the measure. Now, the public is learning how the designation will help those struggling with the disease of addiction. Currently, the disaster de...

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Pennsylvania declares opioid epidemic a state emergency

January 10, 2018 – State officials are dedicating additional resources to curb the drug crisis and address the disease of addiction in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf declared on Wednesday the heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster declaration in a signing ceremony in Harrisburg. The measure ...

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For families impacted by addiction, Narcan has been a lifesaver

January 9, 2018 – As the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on the United States, raising awareness to those struggling with the disease of addiction is more important than ever. Addiction treatment experts have many tools to help, and one is a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of...

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Philly officials resistant to ‘safe’ injection site proposal

January 5, 2018 – Concerned community members are discouraging officials from a proposal to make Philadelphia the first U.S. city to host a supervised injection site, where individuals could use drugs under medical supervision. According to WHYY, city officials are discussing a plan behind closed ...

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New Philly DA vows to treat addiction as disease

January 3, 2018 – The new district attorney of Philadelphia was sworn in this week, pledging to reform the criminal justice system in the city. Treating addiction as a disease – like most medical experts do – is one of the major changes promised, which elicits hope form individuals struggling ...

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Finding path to recovery is unique to all who struggled with addiction

January 2, 2018 – The disease of addiction can be felt everywhere and anyone, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, race and religion, can develop a dependence on dangerous substances. Due to the wide-ranging nature of addiction, there isn’t a single treatment plan that can help all w...

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Opioid epidemic is leading health story in 2017

December 29, 2017 – Health officials have determined that the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States was the top news story of 2017. The effects of the crisis are widespread, reports HealthDay. In 2016, another surge in drug overdose deaths was reported and most of those overdoses involved o...

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Philly official: Fentanyl causing surge in overdoses

December 28, 2017 – Last week, the U.S. government released the final figures for overdose deaths in 2016 and, yet again, the number increased from the previous year. This week, health officials are sharing their insights on why the uptick occurred. While the public is becoming more aware and bett...

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Recovery houses are important drug treatment option

December 27 — The Courier Post published on December 22 n story that was titled “Cherry Hill couple raises concerns about recovery home.” Dr. Michael W. Shore, Medical Director of the Malvern Institute Cherry Hill outpatient center, wrote a response on why recovery houses serve an importan...

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MMA fighter who battled addiction set for UFC debut

December 26, 2017 – Recovery from the disease of addiction is possible. Examples can be in every community, including the world of combat sports. Priscila Cachoeira, a Brazilian MMA fighter, shared with MMAFighting.com her journey of battling addiction as she prepares to make her Ultimate Fighting...

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Opioid epidemic lowers U.S. life expectancy again

December 22, 2017 – The effects of the drug crisis and the disease of addiction have no limitations. Evidence can be found in the latest report on U.S. life expectancy, which saw a decline for the second year in a row. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates the average time a pe...

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Drug overdoses surpass breast cancer deaths in U.S.

December 21, 2017 – A new report from the U.S. government confirms what addiction experts have feared: 2016 was the most lethal year yet of the drug epidemic. The revelation signifies that we must adequately address the crisis and help those struggling with the disease of addiction to treatment. A...

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New Philly health official takes aim at opioid crisis

December 20, 2017 – Addiction experts have been urging local governments to bolster efforts to address the nation’s drug epidemic. In Philadelphia, a newly-appointed health official shared her vision to help those struggling with the disease of addiction. Allison Herens, the city health departme...

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Technical College High School Students Give Christmas Joy to Malvern Patients

December 19, 2017 — Phoenixville, Pa. – Students from Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus presented patients struggling with addiction at The Malvern Institute with toys and Christmas ornaments. The Malvern Institute’s Malvern Campus on King Road is the Delaware Valley’...

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Opioid crisis changing emergency care in hospitals

December 14, 2017 – In America, the drug epidemic has had far-reaching effects on society. This week, an area health provider shared insight into how the crisis is impacting care in its emergency room. On average, approximately 142 people die each day from a drug overdose in the nation. According ...

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Researchers finding options to reduce need for opioid prescriptions

December 13, 2017 – Careless doctors who inappropriately prescribe opioids are a significant contributor to the nation’s drug crisis and their patients increase risk of developing the disease of addiction. However, studies are searching for a way to cut the amount of opioids needed. According to...

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Malvern Institute helps those struggling with addiction back on their feet

December 12, 2017 — As the number of opioid users and the death toll from overdoses increases, 69-year-old Malvern Institute helps addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet. Twenty-three-year old Chester County resident Adrian is an inpatient at the 7-acre facility, anchored by a renovate...

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Levittown man helping others find life in recovery

December 8, 2017 – If you or someone you love is struggling with the disease of addiction, remember that recovery is possible. It isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. A recent story highlights that fact. The Bucks County Courier Times published on Friday a story about Brian Kaye, a Levittown man who...

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Singer Fergie discusses struggles with addiction

December 7, 2017 – A mainstay on the radio with a number of hits, Singer Fergie recently discussed her struggles with the disease of addiction as she promoted her latest album. The former Black Eyed Peas performer Fergie was interviewed by iNews and talked about how she relied on her strength, fai...

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FDA showing support for Medication Assisted Treatment methods

December 5, 2017 – Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has proven effective in treating the disease of addiction, and federal officials are encouraging more widespread use of MAT programming. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sublocade, a new monthly injection of buprenorph...

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Pa. health officials introduce new opioid guidelines

December 4, 2017 – The disease of addiction does not discriminate based on gender, age, race or any other factor. It can affect everyone. That’s why health officials are always examining guidelines to enact the most effective methods to address the epidemic. Recently, Pennsylvania’s acting hea...

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More kids in foster care due to parental substance addiction

December 1, 2017 – The impact of the disease of addiction has no limits. This week, figures released by the federal government show an increase in the number of children in the American foster care system. A major factor is parents struggling with addiction. The Department of Health and Human Serv...

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Pa. officials discuss progress on curbing opioid epidemic

November 29, 2017 – Local governments have been implementing programs to reflect the seriousness of the drug crisis. This week, Pennsylvania officials provided an update on the effectiveness of some of those approaches. In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf visited Independence Blue Cross on Tuesday to s...

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Debunking 4 myths associated with addiction

November 28, 2017 – Malvern Institute, like all addiction experts, is committed to raising awareness and breaking the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. The goal is important because there are so many myths and outdated information regarding addiction in the world. Experts at the Uni...

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School provides addiction treatment between classes for students

November 27, 2017 – One the biggest hurdles in combating the disease of addiction is getting individuals access to treatment. One school is making sure students can receive treatment between classes. In Denver, six schools developed a program to identify young people who could develop the disease ...

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Treatment plans key to treating disease of addiction

November 24, 2017 – Recovery is best served through a complete understanding of the disease of addiction. That’s one of the core beliefs here at Malvern Institute. However, not all recovery journeys are the same, which is why individualized treatment plans are important. Doctors routinely screen...

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Study supports Medication Assisted Treatment for addiction

November 22, 2017 – Addiction experts are always trying to find the most effective methods to treat the disease of addiction. At Malvern Institute, we only use an evidence-based, complete continuum of care, which includes Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options. A recent study confirmed the ef...

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Community leaders discuss solutions to opioid epidemic at Drexel U.

November 21, 2017 – Efforts to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with the disease of addiction have allowed communities across the nation to take steps to address the drug crisis. However, community leaders know that we can do more so they took the time to discuss solutions to curb t...

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Local university details impact of opioid crisis in Philly suburbs

November 20, 2017 – Experts agree that the disease of addiction can affect anyone and is not contained to any geographical area. Breaking the stigma and increasing awareness about the drug epidemic – especially with young people and those in the Philly suburbs – are the keys to ensuring those ...

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How social media can help combat drug crisis

November 17, 2017 – Seemingly everything we do in a given day makes its way on to social media in today’s world. Whether someone is stuck in traffic, watching a sporting event or hanging with family or friends, chances are you can find it on your social media pages. However, researchers are revi...

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Former 6ABC anchorwoman Lisa Thomas-Laury talks addiction

November 16, 2017 – For decades, Delaware Valley residents were accustomed to getting the news from anchorwoman Lisa Thomas-Laury. But a rare blood disorder derailed her career. The condition prompted a doctor to prescribe her opioids, which eventually led to addiction. Thomas-Laury anchored the 5...

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Malvern Institute, Bernie Parent help student athletes

November 15, 2017 – Malvern Institute was proud to partner with local organizations last week in Bucks County. Community liaison and Philadelphia Flyers legend Bernie Parent also attended. The event raised scholarship money for high school student athletes The Rotary Club of Bensalem and nonprofi...

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Malvern Institute and Bernie Parent talk impact of addiction on college campuses

On November 7th Malvern Institute’s Lou Emanuele and community liaison Bernie Parent discussed the disease of addiction and choices to a college students at a campus community forum at Neumann University along with Mary Ciammetti from Don’t Stall, Just Call, an organization educating studen...

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Local officials committed to saving lives from opioid epidemic

November 7, 2017 – Today is Election Day and while some might consider it an “off-cycle” year, it’s important to realize the public has an opportunity to vote for knowledgeable representatives to help in the battle against the drug epidemic. Last week, seven U.S. Congress members (who aren...

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Malvern Institute supports 1st annual Foot-Bowl

Malvern Institute was proud to participate in the 1st annual Foot-Bowl, a fundraising event presented by the Bensalem Rotary Club and  Mud in My Cleats. at Bowlero in Feasterville, Pa. Community liaison Bernie Parent spoke at the event that raise money for local high school athletes. Check out ...

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Local official pushing for state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

November 6, 2017 – Legislation has been proposed last week to support an important tool to crack down on inappropriate prescriptions of opiates, which is contributing to the drug epidemic. The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Tom MacArthur and Donald N...

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Writer surprised by dentist’s opioid prescription for cavity

November 3, 2017 – Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. That’s why raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of opioids are important steps in addressing the drug epidemic. Health experts have demonstrated how overprescribing prescription drugs is a key factor fuelin...

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A ridealong with Philly’s paramedics facing overdose crisis

November 2, 2017 – Like firefighters and EMTs in cities and towns across the United States, emergency personnel in Philadelphia are dealing with the devastating effects of the drug epidemic every day. A special response code needed to be introduced by the city’s fire department to alert workers ...

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Data shows nearly half of Americans have been affected by addiction

November 1, 2017 – If you are reading this story, you or a loved one have probably been impacted by the disease of addiction. A recent study backs up that statement. Respondents to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August found 46% percent of adults in the United States have a relative or ...

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Why naloxone isn’t solution for opioid crisis

October 31, 2017 – The availability of the life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses is a key tool to help those struggling with the disease of addiction, but access to treatment with trained clinicians offers the best hope for a life in recovery. According to analysis compiled by Forbes, individu...

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Fire chief discusses impact of opioid epidemic on town

October 30, 2017 – While most attention of the drug epidemic is focused on those struggling with addiction and their loved ones, a new documentary offers a unique look into its effect on first responders. Huntington, West Virginia Fire Chief Jan Rader appeared Sunday on Meet the Press to share her...

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White House’s statement on opioid crisis offers hope

October 27, 2017 – Decades of efforts to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with the disease of addiction were recognized this week when the White House declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. While the designation fell short of treating the epidemic as the national emer...

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White House to address opioid epidemic as public health emergency

October 26, 2017 – A majority of state and local governments have identified the nation’s drug crisis as a priority to serve its citizens, but health officials will soon have more resources to address the epidemic from the federal government. The White House will declare a public health emergenc...

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‘Smart’ pill bottle invented to curb opioid epidemic

October 24, 2017 – Overprescribing opioids has been a major component fueling the disease of addiction in the United States, but a new invention aims to be a vital tool in the battle to address the nation’s drug crisis. Joseph Hamilton, a Virginia inventor, developed a medicine bottle that uses ...

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Opioid crisis affecting young people at alarming rate

October 23, 2017 – The disease of addiction does not discriminate; it can impact all ages, races, economic statuses and religions. However, a new report shows how young people are disproportionally represented in overdose deaths. According to the Times Herald, a latest Drug Enforcement Administrat...

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28

October 20, 2017 – Americans who have unused or expired medication are invited to safely discard those drugs next week during the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration periodically promotes the event to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible w...

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Congressman shares feedback on impact of opioid crisis in Philly suburbs

October 18, 2017 – Breaking the silence and stigma associated with the drug epidemic is a key hurdle to addressing the disease of addiction. Last week, Rep. Ryan Costello testified on the devastating effects of the opioid crisis in his district, which includes parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomer...

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Initiative connects opioid overdose survivors with addiction treatment

October 17, 2017 – While naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, has been invaluable in saving the lives of opioid overdose victims, the life-saving antidote doesn’t treat the disease of addiction. That’s why addiction treatment centers, like Malvern Institute, are vital to preventing another...

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Delaware County community members turn out for forum on opioid crisis

October 17, 2017 – Concerned members in Delaware County attended a community forum Monday night to discuss the devastating impact of the drug epidemic. The important event was presented by Upper Darby Township and Gaudenzia at the Upper Darby High School where Malvern Institute, health experts and...

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Philly incorporating recovery house model to combat drug addiction

October 12, 2017 – Philadelphia officials are touting ongoing efforts to combat the opioid crisis in the city. Now that the city’s Opioid Task Force proposed last month 18 recommendations that would help address the epidemic, health officials have “real momentum” to make changes, according t...

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WATCH: 14-year-old discusses mother’s drug addiction

October 12, 2017 – The disease of addiction has no limitations and can affect everyone involved, not only the person struggling with dependency. Whether it is a husband, wife, friend, family member, or colleague, our goal is to improve his or her understanding of the disease of addiction. This wee...

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How fentanyl became N.J.’s most dangerous drug

October 11, 2017 – As the drug epidemic continues to take its toll on the United States, the rise of fentanyl has drastically heightened the impact on Americans. This week, NJ.com continued its examination on the effects of the opioid crisis in New Jersey where Malvern Institute operates an outpa...

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Addiction prevention efforts begin by raising awareness

October 10, 2017 – Events to raise awareness about the disease of addiction are vital to dispel myths that unfortunately exist in society. That’s why we must continue to march the streets, discuss important topics and use other ways to educate the public on the drug epidemic. A director at a you...

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Local official seeking more beds for addiction treatment

October 9, 2017 — Legislation has been introduced recently to expand access to inpatient treatment for the disease of addiction. The bill, authored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, would eliminate the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion to allow more people to receive addi...

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Pink Elephant Movement 5K raises awareness for opioid crisis

October 9, 2017 – Saturday was the 2nd annual Pink Elephant Movement 5K to support efforts to curb the drug epidemic and raise awareness for the disease of addiction. Malvern Institute was proud to be a sponsor for the event, which took place at Cione Playground in the Kensington section of Philad...

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Pa. first responders getting $5 million worth of opioid-overdose antidote

Law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders in Pennsylvania will be equipped with more of the life-saving antidote that reverses the effects of opioids. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the state has secured $5 million to provide naloxone, also known as Na...

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Philly embracing community-driven approach to address drug epidemic

October 5, 2017 – Addiction has no limitations and can affect everyone involved, not only the person struggling with dependency. That means tackling the drug epidemic is going to take a collective effort. Philadelphia officials are using this method to curb the opioid crisis in the city and that a...

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Knowing the signs of substance abuse

October 3, 2017 – Understanding the symptoms of addiction is vital to treating the disease effectively. That’s what learning the signs and raising awareness is an ongoing priority in the battle against the nation’s drug epidemic. The Philadelphia Tribune published a comprehensive list of thing...

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Clean and Sober Radio broadcasts from Malvern Institute

October 2, 2017 — Malvern Institute’s King Road campus welcomed WWDB-AM 860‘s Gary Hendler on Friday for a live remote broadcast of his weekly Clean and Sober Radio show. The insightful and inspiring program promotes a lifetime free of drugs and alcohol by discussing topics related...

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Local elected officials hosting overdose awareness walk

September 29, 2017 – Residents of the Delaware Valley are invited this weekend to participate in an event to raise awareness for drug overdose and treating addiction. On Sunday, State Representatives Madeleine Dean and Thomas Murt are hosting the Overdose Awareness Walk and Hope Expo in Montgomery...

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Addiction experts invited to discuss federal government’s response to opioid crisis

September 28, 2017 – Health experts and people impacted by the disease of addiction have been invited to the White House for a discussion about how to address the epidemic. First Lady Melania Trump will host Thursday’s event to raise awareness for opioid addiction has communities struggle to cur...

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Powerful map shows impact of opioid crisis in New Jersey

September 27, 2017 – Every state is searching for answers to help residents as the nation’s drug epidemic continues to take a devastating toll, but it’s difficult to see the impact in news stories. This week, NJ.com published a map that shows just how widespread the crisis is by charting where...

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Middle-aged women prescribed the most opioids

September 26, 2017 – A common misconception about the disease of addiction is that there is an “at-risk” segment of the population that can be impacted. In reality, everyone can be become dependent on substances and develop the disease of addiction. That’s another reason why Malvern Institut...

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Thousands take to streets for this year’s Recovery Walk

September 25, 2017 – Saturday marked the 16th annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! People in recovery, elected leaders, clinicians and others who support the ongoing battle to combat the disease of addiction were among thousands to participate in the event. Hundreds of Malvern Institute employees, frien...

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Pharmacy chain takes stand to curb opioid epidemic

September 22, 2017 – Heeding the advice of health experts, a major pharmacist chain has announced plans to limit the amount of opioid prescriptions as the nation’s drug crisis continues. CVS will only fill seven-day supplies for new patients facing acute ailments while also boosting funding for ...

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Local student urges university to help curb drug epidemic

September 20, 2017 – Americans must stand in solidarity to curb the devastating effects of the nation’s drug crisis. Malvern Institute has recognized the need to treat the disease of addiction since 1948. While state and local governments are beginning to realize the serious impact of the opioid...

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Malvern Institute welcomes public to open house in Bethlehem

On Tuesday, September 19, Malvern Institute invited the public to tour our outpatient center in the Lehigh Valley. Our newest facility opened in June and offers expanded services for addiction treatment. Along with community liaison Bernie Parent, Malvern Institute staff members welcomed local elect...

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New Jersey to announce $200M plan to address drug crisis

September 19, 2017 – A major push to curb the opioid epidemic in New Jersey is set to be announced this week, according to a report. Gov. Chris Christie will unveil a $200 million initiative to target the opioid crisis and bolster addiction treatment services, NJ.com reports. Malvern Institute ope...

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Naloxone training available to public in Philadelphia

September 18, 2017 – If you haven’t been trained on administering a life-saving nasal spray for someone who is overdosing on opioids, the City of Philadelphia is beginning to host sessions this week Malvern is also dedicated to community outreach and provides naloxone training at public forums. ...

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Pennsylvania officials see uptick in calls seeking treatment for addiction

September 15, 2017 – Local and state governments across the United States are taking important steps to address the drug epidemic, including Pennsylvania where officials issued a report about its helpline. Gov. Tom Wolf announced that state residents have been taking advantage of the assistance pr...

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Local woman testifies about Big Pharma’s role in daughter’s overdose death

September 13, 2017 – Local communities and families are standing up against pharmaceutical companies for misleading patients about the dangerous effects of opioids. According to philly.com, the U.S. Senate held a hearing about the marketing practices of the pharmaceutical industry. Deborah Fuller,...

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Health experts in town to develop strategies for handling behavioral issues

September 12, 2017 – Mental health experts from around the globe have converged in the Delaware Valley to discuss ways to address behavioral issues. Philadelphia has been a leader among local governments in handling behavioral health issues, which is why the International Urban Regional Collaborat...

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State Rep. Rick Saccone visits Malvern Institute

Last Friday, Malvern Institute had the pleasure to welcome State. Rep. Rick Saccone to the King Road inpatient campus. Saccone and our staff members discussed ways to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic. (From left to right) State. Rep. Saccone and David Lumpkin, Executive Director of King Road....

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Proposed legislation targets flow of synthetic opioids in U.S.

September 11, 2017 — A new bill aimed at curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic is now up for consideration in Congress. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, who represents Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County, and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas authored the legislation that provides chemical scr...

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Outdoor Mass raises awareness for those living with addiction

On Saturday, Sept. 9th, Malvern Institute partnered with Mother of Mercy House to support an outdoor Mass at McPherson Square Park in the Kensington section of Philadelphia for those affected by addiction. Malvern Institute staff members and community liaison Bernie Parent attended and spoke about l...

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Delaware dedicated more resources to battle opioid epidemic

September 7, 2017 – The state of Delaware unveiled a nine-point plan to more effectively curb the drug crisis. During a news conference on Wednesday, Attorney General Matt Denn cited an excessive amount of opioid prescriptions and limited access to treatment has major factors for the high rate of ...

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Malvern Institute is Raising Awareness During National Recovery Month

Malvern Institute & Bernie Parent focused on addiction and recovery education in September For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 — Plymouth Meeting, PA – The Malvern Institute, the Delaware Valley’s oldest private addiction treatment facility, will honor National Recovery Month in Sep...

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Loved ones show solidarity in fight against drug epidemic

September 5, 2017 – Breaking the stigma association with the disease of addiction is a key mission in the battle against the nation’s drug crisis. Friends and families of those living with addiction must know they are not alone. There is a support system available to all. Malvern Institute spons...

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Local families attend candlelight vigil for drug overdose victims

September 1, 2017 — A large crowd of people whose lives were impacted by the drug epidemic attended a candlelight vigil sponsored by Malvern Institute and the Delaware County/Chadds Ford Chapter of Kacie’s Cause on Thursday night to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. Nearly 200 ...

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Local town takes stand against pharma companies for fueling opioid crisis

August 31, 2017 — American families and communities have been devastated by the ongoing drug epidemic, but governments have struggled to adequately address the issue. Bensalem Township in Bucks County is set to become the first municipality in the Delaware Valley to sue pharmaceutical companie...

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Pa. official targets Big Pharma’s role in opioid crisis

August 29, 2017 — The far-reaching impact of the drug epidemic has elected officials and health experts working tirelessly to find effective methods to address the problem. Philadelphia, its surrounding counties and the rest of the Delaware Valley has been one of the hardest-hit areas in the U...

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‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ is Thursday

August 28, 2017 — Millions of people will participate in ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ on Thursday. Here at Malvern Institute, we are sponsoring a candlelight vigil to raise awareness on overdose victims at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa. The event will be hosted by Kacie’s Cause D...

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WATCH: Two local men reaching out to help those struggling with addiction

August 28, 2017 — Overcoming addiction is possible and two local men are sharing their stories on the streets of Philadelphia to motivate those in active addiction to seek a life in recovery. FOX29 has the story on two City of Philadelphia employees who are on a mission in the Kensington secti...

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Local college student stages pop-up Narcan tutorials on campus

August 24, 2017 – There are many tools used to battle the nation’s drug epidemic, but one has the ability to reverse the effects of a life-threatening overdose. Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a nasal spray that blocks the effects of opioids and has become an essential piece of equipment ...

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Local recovery house trying to overcome stigma

August 23, 2017 – Living in a recovery house can be an important part of the recovery process, but some residents aren’t welcoming when one operates in their neighborhood. In June, our very own Valerie Schina explained why recovery houses are sometimes necessary for those in the early stages of ...

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Punitive measures aren’t answer to help those living with addiction

August 22, 2017 – As Delaware Valley residents struggles to deal with the drug epidemic, it’s important to note that the problem isn’t just an issue confined to the United States – the crisis can be felt all over the globe. Unfortunately, the questions that American families and communities ...

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Opioid epidemic reaching new levels at hospitals

August 21. 2017 – The latest analysis of the nation’s drug crisis highlights the importance of effective treatment for those struggling with addiction. The American Thoracic Society released a recent study examining deaths due to overdose in hospital intensive care units. Researchers have determ...

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Delaware forms panel to tackle opioid epidemic

August 19. 2017 — More state and local governments are taking steps to curb the nation’s drug crisis. This week, Delaware lawmakers enacted legislation to form the Addiction Action Committee, a 17-member panel charged with outlining an integrated plan for action to address prevention, treatm...

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Study: A third of Philly residents used opioids last year

August 18, 2017 — How widespread is the opioid epidemic? A recent study revealed that a third of Philadelphia residents have used an opioid in the last year. The city’s health department surveyed 466 residents and found a majority of those who responded received those drugs directly from a d...

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Removing the word `addict’ from our vocabulary

August 16, 2017 — Words matter when trying to explain a problem to someone who can help. That’s especially true when the issue involves addiction because both those living with addiction and their loved ones must understand the effects of the disease. In an editorial published Wednesday on p...

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Local man saved 34 people from overdosing in last year

August 8, 2017 — Many concerned citizens are doing their part to combat the nation’s drug epidemic in the Delaware Valley. On Tuesday, philly.com shared the story of Elvis Rosado, an education and outreach director at the Prevention Point needle exchange in Kensington, who saved 34 people fr...

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Philly trying new approach to combat opioid crisis

August 4, 2017 – There are many facets to the drug epidemic in the United States that need to be addressed, but one group of officials in the Delaware Valley is trying an unprecedented approach. In June, the City of Philadelphia finalized an agreement to renovate an area of the Kensington neighbor...

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New DUI laws going into effect in Pennsylvania later this month

August 3, 2017 — Pennsylvania residents should be aware the state will be changing the punishment that first-time DUI offenders face in court later this month. On August 25, the new law will require most first-time offenders with a blood-alcohol level higher than 0.10 percent to install an ign...

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Public invited to upcoming drug addiction seminar in Bucks County

August 2, 2017 – Local residents are encouraged to attend a public discussion on drug addiction in Bucks County next week. On Monday, August 7, Yardley Mayor Chris Harding and law enforcement officials will present a free “Drug Awareness & Identification Workshop” at St. Ignatius Church. M...

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Local educators team up to focus on treating women’s mental health

July 26, 2017 – Treatment for chemical dependency isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Our staff clinicians provide an individualized treatment approach that addresses each person’s needs with tailored programming. That method includes a gender-specific model too. At Malvern Institute, we value ...

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What a good recovery house should have

July 25, 2017 — At Malvern Institute, we are dedicated to treating those struggling with addiction and helping friends and family member understand the disease. Valerie Schina, M.S., who serves as the Marketing Director at Malvern Institute, recently shared her perspective on the state of rec...

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Malvern Institute alumnus speaks out on life in recovery

July 24, 2017 – A restaurateur recently discussed how he went from a life in active addiction to working in recovery to help others receive treatment after an intervention from his family and a check-in at Malvern Institute impacted his life. Anastasio “Stas” Botsaris, a Philly native and owne...

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Prescription drug disposal effort launches in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official unveiled this month a new program in an effort to curb the opioid epidemic. Josh Shapiro, the state’s attorney general, announced his office will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal devices to 12 counties across Pennsylvania. The areas were s...

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Malvern Open House & Discussion on Trauma Emotional Disorders

On Friday, July 14th, Malvern Institute invited the public to see our new Women’s Empowerment Program at the Willow Grove campus. Thank you to guest speakers, Dr. Sandra Bloom and Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph Gale, and everyone who attended our kick-off discussion. Check out photos fr...

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Opioid epidemic causing children to flood foster homes

Americans are slowly coming to grips with the deadly effects of the drug epidemic, but the disease impacts everyone. A recent article discusses the burden placed on foster homes that are tasked with caring for children of those living in active addiction. Mother Jones published in its July/August is...

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Local official urges doctors to consider opioid alternatives

As the deadly impact of the opioid epidemic becomes more apparent across the United States, efforts are ramping up to understand and address the numerous factors contributing to the crisis. Montgomery County commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh is raising awareness in the medical industry on the dangers of...

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Residential addiction treatment program now open for women

Published on June 29, 2017 in The Intelligencer by Jennifer Wagner The Malvern Institute has opened a new residential addiction treatment program with a focus on addressing trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders in women. Addiction treatment has evolved over the years to focus not only on...

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Speakers set for drug addiction forum in Montgomery County

Elected officials, clinicians and concerned citizens across the Delaware Valley will be attending a drug addiction forum this week in Montgomery County. Malvern Institute will also be participating in Drug Addiction Resource Alliance’s (D.A.R.A.) event on Thursday, June 29 in North Wales. Penn...

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Local libraries feeling effects of opioid epidemic

Libraries are supposed to be a place where residents can access information and resources in society, but the drug epidemic has forced staff members to adopt a new role for the community. Employees at a branch in the Delaware Valley know this and recently shared their experiences. McPherson Square L...

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Be wary of scams targeting those searching for treatment

As the seriousness of the U.S. drug epidemic heightens, gaining access to treatment could be a life-or-death decision. Unfortunately, deceptive marketers are targeting those with addiction looking for help in a cruel scam. At Malvern Institute, our staff members vet potential recovery houses to ensu...

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Bucks County launches unique initiative to combat drug epidemic

There are many factors that contribute to the drug epidemic in the United States, but new effort to encourage residents to turn in the individuals selling dangerous substances. On Thursday, elected officials and law enforcement officials in Bucks County unveiled the “Push Out The Pusher”...

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Deal reached to clean up Kensington drug encampment

Elected officials, city staff and business leaders have finalized an agreement this week to begin efforts to renovate an area that has attracted drug use in the Delaware Valley. The City of Philadelphia had been urging Conrail for months to clean up its property in the Kensington section of Philadel...

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey teaming up to prevent opioid abuse

Two federal lawmakers celebrated this week an agreement between Pennsylvania and New Jersey to bolster efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (R – 1st district, N.J.) and Patrick Meehan (D – 7th district, Pa.) hosted a press conference along the Delaware River to comme...

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Law enforcement taking new approach on opioid epidemic

  Across the United States, concerned individuals are searching for answers to curb the effects of the opioid crisis. Increased awareness and a better understand of the epidemic allow organizations and institutions to take more effective steps to address the cause. Knowing that addiction is a d...

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Drug overdose deaths increased 37% across Pennsylvania last year

The opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on the United States, leading to another sharp increase in the number of deaths due to drug overdose in Pennsylvania. The Drug Enforcement Administration announced 4,642 fatal drug overdoses were recorded in 2016, according to philly.com. The figure rep...

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How women experience drug addiction differently than men

Both men and women can live with substance addiction, but it’s important to realize gender-specific treatment was developed because addiction affects men and women differently. That’s one of the reasons why the Malvern Institute launched the Women’s Empowerment Program, which is ba...

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Removing stigma to address drug epidemic

As the opioid epidemic continues to take hold of the United States, many here in the Delaware Valley are feeling the effects. Unfortunately, the crisis isn’t adequately addressed because the public fails to fully understand the signs and effects of addiction, according to an article in the June 20...

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How to help a friend with drug addiction

While drug use among young people has declined in recent years, substance use disorders remain a problem across the country and across all ages. Together, we must break the stigma associated with drug addiction to properly address the epidemic. There are no shortage of resources for individuals livi...

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Drug deaths in America rising faster than ever

Pennsylvania ranked third in the number of deaths due to drugs in 2015, and the problem is only getting worse. Read this report: Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New Yor...

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Reps. Fitzpatrick, Norcross named to drug addiction task force

Two local elected officials were selected this week to serve on a task force to combat the ongoing drug epidemic. On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick and Donald Norcross were named vice chairs of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. “Opioid addiction is nothing short of an epidemic,...

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Delaware trying new approach to address drug epidemic

Delaware is trying something completely new in the fight against opioid and heroin addiction. Gov. John Carney signed this week a package of laws — some of which have never been tried before — that addresses drug treatment, the prescription of opioids, and assistance for individuals turned aw...

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Voices of recovery: Malvern Institute alumnus speaks out

Rachel Krauser Carpenter was raised in Malvern in “a nice Jewish family” with two siblings, a doctor father and a teacher mother. In Great Valley High School, she had friends, but “I always lived in a fantasy world. I was always looking to escape. I was looking to be anyone other than me....

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Inspring Hope For A Better Tomorrow

AT MALVERN INSTITUTE RECOVERY CENTERS, HELPING PATIENTS GET AND STAY SOBER ISN’T JUST A JOB – IT’S A PASSION. from the May 2017 issue of South Jersey Magazine  That passion is evident in the way Michael Shore, MD, treats each patient at Malvern’s outpatient facility in Cherry Hill with the ...

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Montgomery County Grand Jury Releases Recommendations to Decrease Drug Deaths

John Becker is a former decorated Hatboro cop who became addicted to painkillers and used his former position in law enforcement to commit crimes to fuel his addiction. The crimes committed by this 16-year police veteran ranged from stealing drugs, cash and guns from the police department’s eviden...

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Past hazing victim faults Penn State in Tim Piazza’s death

James Vivenzio wept when he read about the death of Pennsylvania State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza. He also was appalled. “This was completely preventable,” said Vivenzio, 23, of Great Falls, Va., who sued Penn State in 2015 over his own hazing by a fraternity. “I provided Penn Sta...

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Commissioners OK letter on opioid addiction to attorney general

READING, Pa. – The Berks County commissioners on Thursday voted two to one in favor of sending a letter from the board, the Berks County district attorney and the Council on Chemical Abuse to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro The letter urges Shapiro to pursue an investigation and, if...

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Christie compares today’s opioid epidemic to AIDS crisis in ’80s

ATLANTIC CITY — Addressing a conference of addiction treatment professionals Friday, Gov. Chris Christie said the state’s opioid addiction epidemic reminds him of another disease outbreak: the HIV and AIDS crisis in the 1980s. “There’s a lot of similarities,” he said. ...

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Editorial: Delivering a message in Eddystone

There is no arguing with the numbers. Not the ones released recently that show Delaware County as No. 1 in the state when it comes to saves with the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone. Across Pennsylvania, since passage of what is referred to as David’s Law in 2014, there have been approximately 3,0...

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Malvern Institute Recovery Center Makes Addiction Presentation to Bishops at the International Catholic Workshop in Dallas

March 8, 2017 — Plymouth Meeting, PA – The Malvern Institute was invited to be the sole presenter on addiction and the US opioid crisis at the 26th National Catholic Bioethics Center workshop, titled Healing Persons in a Wounded Culture, in Dallas, Texas in February of this year. Since 1980,...

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Podcast tackles science behind addiction treatment, opioid epidemic

March 30, 2018 – Raising awareness of the facts about the disease of addiction and breaking the stigma associated with addiction are necessary steps toward truly helping families affected by the disease of addiction. This month, Gimlet Media’s “Science Vs.” podcast released two episodes dedi...

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