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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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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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