If you have a family history of substance abuse disorders (SUD), you may be at risk yourself. According to an Atlantic Health System counseling and addiction expert, when one parent has an SUD, each child in the family has a 50% chance of inheriting it if they drink or use recreational drugs. That number jumps to 90% when both parents have an addiction. Abstaining from alcohol and narcotics entirely is the only way to ensure you don’t develop an SUD in the presence of the gene. Read more of the interview or learn about Atlantic Behavioral Health’s chemical dependency services >

Depression Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 “More than Sad” for Teens
This program will help teenagers understand depression.
Wednesday, December 18; 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, option #4.
Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, December 12; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 4.
Perinatal Loss Support Group
Parents who have lost an unborn child can provide each other with mutual support and encouragement.
Second Tuesday of every month, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-940-8140.

Behavioral Health Psychotherapy Groups
The following groups held at Newton Medical Center provide education, support and therapy. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information or to enroll in a program call 1-888-247-1400.
  • Adolescent DBT
  • Co-Occurring/Substance Abuse Group
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (only for graduates of the full DBT program)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Adults
  • Depression Group
  • Enhance Your Life Group
  • Perinatal Mood Disorder Group 
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Veteran’s PTSD Group
  • Wellness and Recovery Group
  • Women’s Depression & Anxiety Group
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