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Stress management is critical in addiction recovery. Learning how to keep your overall stress levels under control, and then acquiring coping mechanisms that are healthy to manage unavoidable stressful issues that arise, is the best way to stop stress from turning into a trigger for relapse.

Here are 10 things you can do today in 10 minutes or less to help you manage your stress levels healthfully:

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Everywhere you turn in New Orleans, there are triggers for relapse – especially if your days of active addiction took place here. Bars are everywhere, and whether it is Mardi Gras or not, tourists come from far and wide to wander the streets with a drink in hand, do drugs, and otherwise engage in a loud raucous party all hours of the day and night.

There is practically nothing that you can’t do in a bar with a drink in hand – from doing your laundry to celebrating the city’s age-old holidays – so is it possible to stay sober and stay in New Orleans? 

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Everywhere you turn in New Orleans, there are triggers for relapse – especially if your days of active addiction took place here. Bars are everywhere, and whether it is Mardi Gras or not, tourists come from far and wide to wander the streets with a drink in hand, do drugs, and otherwise engage in a loud raucous party all hours of the day and night.

There is practically nothing that you can’t do in a bar with a drink in hand – from doing your laundry to celebrating the city’s age-old holidays – so is it possible to stay sober and stay in New Orleans? 

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BlackAmericaWeb.com asked Dr. Howard Wetsman, Chief Medical Officer of Townsend several questions about addiction especially the relationship between genetics and addiction.

Read his Q&A in its entirety below

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Dr. Howard Wetsman, Chief Medical Officer of Townsend will be a guest on The Tom Joyner Morning Show - a national syndicated radio station that's broadcast on 105 radio stations across the country - on Wednesday (4/26/17) morning at 6:32 am ET. Dr. Wetsman will be talking about addiction during the interview.

Listen to the interview by clicking on the link below.

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Townsend Treatment Centers was recently featured in a piece by The New Orleans Advocate for this Thursday's (4/20/17 at 6:30pm) Truth Behind the Numbers community forum at Xavier University of Louisiana.

The piece discussed this Thursday's community forum (which will have Dr. Wetsman as one of its panelists) which looks to create public awareness/provide resources about the subject of drug overdoses.

Read the piece in its entirety below. 

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According to the Surgeon General, 78 people die every day from opioid overdose. Overdose deaths have now surpassed homicides in Louisiana and nationwide. It is time to change the conversation around addiction as a moral failing, and promote the fact that addiction is a chronic disease. There is hope and help for opioid addiction, but we have to be willing to talk about it.

Please join us on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Xavier University of Louisiana for Truth Behind the Numbers a community forum that will look at the opioid crisis in Louisiana and why overdose deaths have surpassed homicides in the state.

The event which will take place from 6:30 to 8:30pm will also include a Q & A session, and a book signing with featured panelists Michael Cartwright, the CEO of American Addiction Centers, and Dr. Howard Wetsman, Chief Medical Officer of Townsend. Free copies of the books will be available.

For more information on the forum visit http://bit.ly/2obT6YG
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With our eight addiction facilities across South Louisiana, Townsend offers a spectrum of innovative rehabilitation services based on the needs of each patient.

Take a tour of our New Orleans outpatient facility below.

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"If you can't go three days without drinking alcohol or using a substance, you're going to know really quick. You're going to start to feel the physical withdrawals. The whole weekend is helping people be more aware of how serious alcohol and drug problems are."

A member of our Townsend team was recently featured in a news story by WVLA Local 33/WGMB Fox 44 recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month which takes place in April. Jennifer Rush a therapist at Townsend Treatment Centers in Baton Rouge talks about the importance of alcohol awareness and the Alcohol- Free Weekend challenge which looked at breaking the stigma surrounding alcoholism and geting those struggling with addiction the help they need.

Watch the segment in its entirety below.

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With our eight addiction facilities across South Louisiana, Townsend offers a spectrum of innovative rehabilitation services based on the needs of each patient.

Take a tour of our Metairie location below.
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