5/7/13 - New Study Reveals Middle-Aged Mothers Struggle With Drug & Alcohol Addiction
The pressures on mothers today are extraordinary. Experts share tips every day on how to “be a better mom” and “have it all.” While this wealth of information can be valuable, it also sets an impossible standard for mothers to achieve. Society’s focus on perfectionism also puts more mothers at risk of developing destructive coping mechanisms – the most common of which is drug and alcohol abuse.
A recent survey conducted by Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers found the top five contributing factors to addiction for mothers are stress or anxiety, romantic relationships, pressure from family or friends, traumatic experience and a general feeling of boredom.
Hanley Center’s Executive Director, Michelle Maloney was the in-studio guest on CBS 12 (WPEC) this morning to discuss addiction and the survey results.
11/28/12 - Hungover at Work During the Holiday Season?
Survey from Caron Treatment Centers Shows More
Than Half of Americans Have Missed a Day of Work
Wernersville, PA – November 27, 2012 – The holiday season has always been a time for celebrations, however, many employers may want to be mindful of the impact this joyful time has on employee productivity. A recent survey from Caron Treatment Centers showed that 64 percent of Americans have called in sick or know someone who has missed a day of work due to a hangover after attending a holiday party.
Hanley Center and Caron Treatment Centers Unite
Two of the nation’s leading non-profit addiction treatment providers combine to become a unified center of excellence in addiction treatment. Caron Treatment Centers and Hanley Center announced today that they have combined their operations. The two organizations have been operating together for nearly a year with the combination now becoming official. As a result of this unification of industry leaders, Caron becomes the largest and most comprehensive non-profit addiction treatment provider in the country when measured by treatment services revenue. With the collective resources of Hanley Center and Caron Treatment Centers, coupled with the past year of working together, major plans have been developed for the expansion of the Hanley Center facilities and programs in West Palm Beach, Fla., including the addition of programs for adolescents and young adults.
Survey Gives Insight Into Substance Abuse Among Older Adults
A spotlight has been put on older adults misusing drugs and alcohol, and a new survey sheds some light on this growing issue in the United States. Results from a survey conducted by the Hanley Center, a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center, suggest depression and anxiety are the main reasons for older adults abusing drugs and alcohol, according to a press release. -EmpowHER
Depression, Anxiety Top Reasons Older Adults Abuse Drugs or Alcohol, Survey Finds
Depression and anxiety are the top reasons older adults abuse drugs or alcohol, according to a study by a Florida drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center. The study, conducted by the Hanley Center, found 63 percent of older adults blamed depression and anxiety for their substance use. Thirty percent said economic and financial stress was to blame, while 20 percent cited retirement as contributing factors to dependency. Almost half of survey respondents named both prescription drugs and alcohol as their substance of choice, according to a press release by the Caron Treatment Centers, which owns the Hanley Center.
Surge of Seniors Getting Addicted Later in Life
A new generation of addicts is getting hooked later in life, with many senior citizens and baby boomers revealed to be "late blooming" substance abusers. A study conducted by the Hanley Center found that over a third of older addicts surveyed claim not to have abused substances until reaching their fifties.- The Fix
Depression, Anxiety Ups Addiction Among Older Americans
The number of older adults who reported using illegal drugs within a year nearly doubled between 2002 and 2007, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...Depression and anxiety were cited as the top reasons for drug or alcohol abuse, according to a survey conducted by the Hanley Center, a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center. Economic and financial stress and retirement were reported as contributing factors as well. Almost half of the respondents named prescription drugs and alcohol as their substances of choice.- Psych Central
Substance Abuse Growing Among Older Adults
New data document a growing trend of substance abuse among older adults, for whom the most commonly reported trigger is depression or anxiety. Nearly half of respondents in a survey expressed preference toward prescription drugs and alcohol over other substances. Still, the number of older adults reporting recent illegal drug use nearly doubled in the five-year span from 2002 to 2007, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, which also reported a 77 percent increase in the use of nonmedical pharmaceuticals between 2002 and 2009, an average growth of 11 percent per year. Caron Treatment Centers highlighted these findings and warned that “[without] early intervention and treatment these statistics will continue to rise, leading to an epidemic in addiction among older Americans.” - Healthcare For All
40 Percent of Boomers and Seniors Started Abusing Drugs or Alcohol Between Ages 48 and 64
The number of people over the age of 50 who are being treated for addiction is drastically on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration older adults who reported using illegal drugs within a year, nearly doubled between 2002 and 2007, while use of nonmedical pharmaceuticals increased from 2.2 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2009. Without early intervention and treatment these statistics will continue to rise, leading to an epidemic in addiction among older Americans. A survey conducted by the Hanley Center, a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center acquired by Caron Treatment Centers, found depression or anxiety to be the number one reason older adults abuse drugs or alcohol. Additional factors such as economic and financial stress and retirement were also cited as contributing factors to dependency. Nearly half of the respondents named prescription drugs and alcohol as their substances of choice. - Alternative Medicine
Addictions among older Americans expected to double by 2020
Few treatment centers are equipped to deal with the rise in substance abuse amid older adults. The Hanley Center survey talks about seniors, addiction and treatment – Deseret News
Mixing prescription pills can be fatal for seniors
Dr. Barbara Krantz has a message for those who care for an elderly mom, dad, grandparent or friend: Falls, depression and insomnia should not be so easily dismissed as signs of getting older. “Those are things that can be attributed to the physiological cause of aging but, if caregivers are aware, it can also be prescription drug abuse or interaction. All of a sudden mom is getting more and more forgetful. It could be her medication. It doesn’t have to be her brain,’’ said Krantz, medical director for the Hanley Center, a West Palm Beach-based addiction treatment and recovery center. - Miami Herald
Dr. Krantz, Juan Harris and Don Walsh on "Your Healthy Community"
Don Walsh shares his struggle with addiction and his experience getting treatment at the Hanley Center and Hanley’s Dr. Krantz and Juan Harris discuss the issues that face boomers and seniors with addiction. – WXEL, South Florida PBS affiliate
Caron Hanley Treatment Centers Announce Gala Chairman
Palm Beach residents Liza Pulitzer and Nellie Benoit will serve as co-chairs for the Caron Hanley Treatment Centers Gala 2013. The Gala will be held on Friday, January 11 at The Breakers, Palm Beach. The dinner dance evening will benefit the newly combined organizations’ Lifesaver Scholarship Fund, providing vital financial assistance to those seeking addiction treatment due to limited financial resources or restrictions on insurance coverage. - Total Prestige Magazine
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction Among Seniors Expected To Triple By 2020
The Huffington Post features commentary from Dr. Barbara Krantz on why there is an increase in substance abuse among the Boomer generation.
Drug Dependence Increases Among Baby Boomers
The need for substance abuse treatment is expected to double among baby boomers by 2020 because of increased dependence on drugs to cope with job loses and other setbacks in their aging lives, according to private and government treatment experts. Dr. Krantz comments on this recent finding that were published in Newsmax.com.
Special Report: Addiction On the Rise Among Baby Boomers
Those in the treatment world are seeing a new group of addicts. Baby boomers who are very good at hiding their addiction. They have jobs, they have children and grandchildren, and they seem to have it together. But they are secretly out of control. This CBS 12 segment follows Paula through her experience at the Hanley Center, including interviews with Hanley staff Dr. Barbara Krantz and Juan Harris.
When relapse triggers are vacation land mines
Vacations offer a longer chance to unwind and a change of scene that can be difficult to capture the rest of the year, but they may also become relapse land mines to those in recovery. Vacations are not exactly stress-free anyway, especially when dealing with new locations, luggage and airlines, or coordinating plans with a group.
Wellness for Recovery and Addiction Relapse Prevention
What does wellness mean to you? The absence of wellness is clearly felt when we are ill, anxious or depressed, when life seems to be passing us by. True holistic wellness encompasses mind, body and spirit, allowing the individual to live in the moment, to enjoy his or her capacity for physical activity, to savor a sense of purpose and a relationship with self and others.
The Sober Holiday De-Stress Plan
During the holiday season, more people drink to excess, and often drive impaired, adding up to a dangerous season. There are more social occasions, and more stress as social and financial obligations and deadlines for shopping mount. The holiday season can seem like a minefield for those in recovery from alcohol or chemical dependence.
Report: Many Baby Boomers Addicted To Drugs
The 'Baby Boomer' generation came of age in the 1960's, an era defined by 'sex, drugs and rock and roll'. Those days have long past, but new research suggests the boomers are still facing higher than normal rates of drug use. Peter Delany, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, discusses the new data and what it tells us about boomers. And offering a personal perspective, Juan Harris, Program Director for the Hanley Center for Older Adult Recovery, and Rod Dash, a graduate of the program.
Hanley Center offers new treatment program for the unique needs of Baby Boomer addicts
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 24, 2009 – When one thinks of binge drinking, images of partying college students come to mind.
A sad reality is that more and more grandparents and retirees are overindulging in alcohol.
Hanley Center - the leading substance abuse treatment facility and a pioneer in older adult recovery - developed the program Life Stages Track For Boomers as a way to address this older population that is often overlooked.
Hanley Center celebrates 10 years of providing Prevention services to community
Drug and alcohol addicted celebrities, dangerously thin starlets and famous athletes using steroids – today’s role models? Everyday young kids and teens are watching the people they idolize brag about using steroids, go into a drunken rage or float in and out of a rehab facility and sending the message that it’s okay.
Single Dad Dedicates His Life to Kids, Helping Community
By SADE GORDON
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Dale John Dyben says that he's had the drive to help people from very early in his life. Throughout high school, it was the norm for him to help people who wanted a sympathetic ear.Read More...
Hanley Center, Scripps Florida and University of Miami join in search for addiction fighting drug
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, May 20, 2009 – Details of a five-year research project that could lead to an addiction fighting drug were unveiled during a meeting of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).
Hanley Center founders receive national award for their work helping those struggling with addiction
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, May 18, 2009 - Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, founders and board members of the renowned Hanley Center, were the recipients of Caron’s Jasper G. Chen See Award for their leadership and philanthropy. The award was given during a reception at the annual NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) conference at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, May 17-20. Following the award presentation, Roseanne Cash performed for those attending the conference.
Hanley Center founders to be honored for their work helping those struggling with addiction
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, May 15, 2009 - Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, founders and board members of the renowned Hanley Center, will receive Caron’s Jasper G. Chen See Award for their leadership and philanthropy, Monday, May 18, during a reception at the annual NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) conference at PGA National Resort & Spa. Roseanne Cash will perform during the reception which begins at 6:30 p.m..
Hanley Center offers new treatment program for the unique needs of Baby Boomers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. May 13, 2009 - They can be among the most challenging patients. Baby Boomers are just different and they are the first to say so. At Hanley Center research has led to the development of a special program called Life Stages Track For Boomers.
Hanley Center Foundation’s 10th annual Dick Robinson Golf Classic raises $170,000
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, April 14, 2009 – Celebrating its 10th year, the annual Dick Robinson Golf Classic took place on April 6 at the prestigious Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Weather reports called for a rainy and humid day but it ended up being a windy and beautiful spring day – perfect for a day of golf as more than 75 golfers came together to support a good cause. Dick Robinson served as chairman of the tournament. Dick Hellawell and Heather Lyons served as Co-Chairmen for the golf tournament with Lawrence DeGeorge serving as International Honorary Chairman.
Hanley Center’s Carol Colleran to be inducted into the American Society on Aging Hall of Fame
WEST PALM BEACH, FL., March 17, 2009 – Carol Colleran, a renowned expert on aging and addiction, was honored by the American Society on Aging for her pioneering work in the field of older adult addiction. On Sunday, March 15, Colleran received the Hall of Fame Award during the Society’s 2009 Aging in America Conference in Las Vegas.
14th annual Family Luncheon raises $155,000 for Hanley Center
Wellington, Florida, February 18, 2009 – Once again, the emphasis was on fun for the whole family while helping to raise money for a great cause as Hanley Center Foundation held it 14th annual Family Luncheon on Sunday, February 15 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. More than $155,000 was raised for Hanley Center, one of the country’s most innovative chemical dependency treatment facilities located in West Palm Beach.
New York Times Magazine Writer and Author visits Hanley Center to talk about his new book: America Anonymous
WEST PALM BEACH, FL., February 3, 2009 – For nearly three years, Benoit Denizet-Lewis immersed himself in the lives of eight men and women from around the country who were each struggling with different addictions. From his experiences, Denizet-Lewis wrote a compelling book – America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life (Simon & Schuster).
New York Times Magazine Writer and Author talks about his new book: America Anonymous
WEST PALM BEACH, FL., Jan. 20, 2009 – For nearly three years, Benoit Denizet-Lewis: “immersed myself in the lives of eight men and women from around the country struggling with addictions.” From his experiences, Denizet-Lewis has written a compelling book – American Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life (Simon & Schuster).
Prescription Drug Addictions on the Rise
According to experts, prescription drug overdoses are on the rise in recent years. An alarming fact is that a percentage of these prescription drug overdoses are occurring in adults over 60 years of age, and some of these are deadly. Hanley Center in West Palm, Florida, is a rehabilitation sanctuary that has seen an increase in the number of older adults seeking treatment for the issue.
Disturbing Trend of Older Adults Becoming Addicted to Prescription Drugs
The number of older adults becoming addicted and dependent on prescription drugs is increasing exponentially. Hanley Center, a premier addiction recovery center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has implemented successful strategies to confront this growing form of addiction.