Co-occurring Disorders and Dispelling the Stigma of Addiction and Mental Illness
“I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAS THE STRANGER, more terrifying moment: the moment when a psychiatrist told me I had a
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Facts About Drug Abuse and Teens
Addiction affects more than 5 million American adolescents in the form of a substance or alcohol use disorder. Through the
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Drugs & Alcohol: The Initial Appeal
Marilyn White talks about the false sense of courage people receive from the effects of drugs and alcohol, and how
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When the Food Addict Puts Down Food
Dianne discusses what happens during food addiction treatment once an addict puts down the food. Hear what she has to
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A Life Run by Addiction
Even a life that appears “perfect” from the outside can be run by addiction. Listen to what Marilyn has to
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Founder Dianne Discusses Conquering Food Addiction
Hear Realization Center Founder Dianne Schwartz discuss conquering her own food addiction and what her personal symptoms were in this
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Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Plan
On Saturday, April 27th, 2013 , the NYPD along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in a
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OASAS Launches New Veterans’ Web page
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez today announced that OASAS has launched
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Food Addiction Program
A comprehensive program designed specifically for the treatment of COMPULSIVE OVEREATING, BULIMIA, BULIMIREXIA and ANOREXIA. Integrating medical, behavioral, psychodynamic and
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Opiod Addiction in NYC
TEENAGE DRUG TREATMENT IN NEW YORK CITY Parents can aid their children through open communication, good part modeling, and primary
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Nicotine Addiction in New York City
Statistics are here to prove that there is a rise in drug trafficking, robberies, prostitution, and disorderly conduct in the
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Narcotics Addiction in New York City
WHAT IS THE ROCKEFELLER DRUG LAW? A Rockefeller drug law is nothing but a term referred by the New York
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How Does a Social Substance User Become an Addict?
A danger with so-called “casual drug abuse is that it carries a risk that over time- it can escalate into
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What is Chemical Dependency?
Chemical Dependency (alcoholism and drug addiction) is the compulsively repeated alteration of brain chemistry by means of a toxin in
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NIDA’s Drug Abuse and Addiction Report
NIDA has released a new report on drug abuse and addiction.
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Presentation for Professionals
Realization Center, Inc. is hosting a joint presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery The Unique Challenges of Young
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Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air … The romantic music … The delicious dinner … The champagne glasses … WAIT! WHAT?
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Sober Saint Patrick Day
Realization Center is a proud supporter of Sober Saint Patrick Day! This year it will be held on parade day
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Joint Presentation
REMINDER! Realization Center, Inc. is hosting a joint presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery The Unique Challenges of
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Greater New York Community Service Awards Breakfast
Caron’s 8th Annual Greater New York Community Service Awards Breakfast pays tribute in a tangible and meaningful way to individuals,
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REMINDERS
REMINDER! Today is the LAST day to register for tomorrow’s presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery The Unique
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Realization Center supports the efforts of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Here at the Center, we have an amazing Food
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March Newsletter
Realization Center Newsletter – March 2013
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Sober St. Patrick Day
Even our littlest participants got into the action at Sober St. Patrick Day. This little one took a milk break…
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Help Prevent Underage Drinking
APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH The month of April is the 27th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month sponsored by the National
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Boston
First, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston as they continue to go through this tragedy. The
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Jason Collins
Realization Center congratulates Jason Collins for bravely coming out and becoming the first openly gay athlete playing in a major
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12 Step Meetings
OPEN 12 STEP MEETINGS There are 12 step meetings at both locations as follows: 25 East 15th Street, 7th Floor,
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Calling All Artists!
Friends of Recovery New York (FOR-NY), Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS (ASAP), National Council on Alcoholism and Drug
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Mother’s Day
First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all clients, friends and staff! At Realization Center, we believe in True Recovery!!
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TGIF
WHAT DOES ‘TGIF’ STAND FOR YOU? Thank God, It’s Friday!! Today is Good, It’s Friday!! How about – Thank God
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Addiction Professional Award
Marilyn White received the Addictions Professional Award from Caron today at a beautiful breakfast at the Mutual of America Building.
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Exploring the Real Culprits in Food Addiction – Its Not Broccoli!
Dianne Schwartz, Administrative Director, Director of the Food Addiction Program at Realization Center, will be a presenter at the 45th
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LGBTQ Pride Month
REALIZATION CENTER PROUDLY CELEBRATES LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH! Realization Center offers specific LGBT groups through our Dignity program. A program that
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BBQs, Fireworks … and Drinking!
Are you feeling the pressure to EAT, DRINK, and DANCE this time of year? Here are some tips to soak
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Weekly Series at Realization Center – Food Addiction
REALIZATION CENTER FOOD ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM Cordially Invites You to Attend FOOD ADDICTION What It Is – Who Has It
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9/11
On this day of remembrance, let us never forget all those who died on this day in such a tragic
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Anonymous People
We are proud to sponsor “The Anonymous People.” RECOVERY IS OUT – TO CHANGE THE ADDICTION CONVERSATION FROM – PROBLEMS
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Realization Center goes PURPLE
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Realization Center is going PURPLE! As we all know, domestic violence and
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Patient Satisfaction Survey
In a recent anonymous “Patient Satisfaction Survey” we asked our patients: The best thing about Realization Center is: “The care
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SPIRIT DAY!
Notice that the purple is still up in Realization Center – no we are not lazy! We are honoring SPIRIT
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Training: Exploring the Real Culprits in Food Addiction – It’s Not Broccoli
REALIZATION CENTER, INC. invites you to a training: Exploring the Real Culprits in Food Addiction – It’s Not Broccoli! Participants
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New 12 Step Meeting!
Done Everything? Been Everywhere? Still can’t stop eating? TRUE RECOVERY FROM FOOD ADDICTION BEGINS: Monday, December 9 – 7:45pm Wednesday,
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New Training offered at Realization Center
REALIZATION CENTER, INC. & CLEARBOOK TREATMENT CENTERS invite you to a training: How Adolescent Chemical Dependency Impacts Family Participants will
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40th Sober Anniversary
Realization Center Executive Director and Founder, Marilyn J. White, will be celebrating her 40th SOBER ANNIVERSARY on Saturday! Congratulations Marilyn!
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Marilyn’s 40th Sober Anniversary
Happy Anniversary Marilyn! You are an inspiration to all.  
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Pinterest!
Come and check us out on PINTEREST! Visit Realization’s profile on Pinterest.
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Realization Center proudly supports National Eating Disorders Week. Please see this website for more information.
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12 Step Meetings
Realization Center hosts 12 step meetings throughout the week. Please check out the 12 step meeting section on this website
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Pin of the Week!
  Are you following us on Pinterest? Are you following us on Twitter? Come follow us! Our Pinterest will keep
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Marilyn is on Twitter!
Are you looking for sober wisdom right on your desktop or phone? Look no more – Marilyn J. White is
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Food Addiction: Chemical Dependency’s Twin
FOOD ADDICTION: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY’S TWIN Most addicts start off the path to addiction using food as the first drug. The
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The Price You Pay for Undereating
Hear what Dianne has to say about the addiction and the vicious cycle that it creates. If you or someone
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Prescription Drugs – A Hidden Addiction
Hear Marilyn White discuss the problem of prescription drugs, and how a doctor may not realize they are prescribing medications
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Alcohol Awareness Month
Did you know that Alcohol Awareness Month has been in effect since 1987? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug
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Binge Eating Treatment
It certainly is possible to restore a workable way of eating after binge eating, listen to what Dianne has to
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Tweeting
If you aren’t on Twitter – you are missing some words of wisdom on recovery. Follow Marilyn – @Marilyn_J_White #CharlieDenihan
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Staying Sober During the Holiday Season
The holiday season without alcohol or other substances may seem wearisome to those in recovery, but many of us have
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Alcohol Treatment Video
Dianne discusses what happens during food addiction treatment once an addict puts down the food. Hear what she has to
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“You’ll give up your child for a bottle of booze.”
Hear Marilyn White respond to the question, “ Why is substance dependency so hard to treat for drug addicts?” For
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The Problem of Functional Addicts
Hear Marilyn White discuss functional addicts, and how even if you go to work every day, you can still be
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