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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

Via The Intelligencer: 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 drug and alcohol use, but also other issues t...

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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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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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