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Empowerment House Monthly Blog

February 1, 2024



What is heart disease?

The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.


What are the symptoms of heart disease?

Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not diagnosed until a person experiences signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia. When these events happen, symptoms may include:

Heart attack: Chest pain or discomfort, upper back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue, upper body discomfort, dizziness, and shortness of breath. 

 Facts About Heart Disease

About 697,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.1,2


What are the risk factors for heart disease?

High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of people in the United States (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors. 2 Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including

  • Diabetes

  • Overweight and obesity

  • Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

  • Excessive alcohol use


December 1, 2023

Upcoming Event

 Empowerment House 4th Annual Christmas Toy Drive

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October 1, 2023

National Recovery Month


September 1, 2023

National Substance Use Prevention Month

National Wellness Awareness Month


August 1, 2023

National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel! Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Make a small change and impact your health in positive ways. In understanding the difference between health and wellness, in short, health is a state of being, whereas wellness is the state of living a healthy lifestyle. Health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being; wellness aims to enhance well-being.  It can affect physical, mental, and social well-being.  by NAMI UTAH

Mental Health Awareness Month


May 1, 2023


April 2, 2023

Alcohol Awareness Month


March 1, 2023

Women's History  Month


February 1, 2023 

Celebrate "Empowerment" with great people.


January 1, 2023

Empowerment House wishes you a Happy New Year !!!


December 3, 2021

Empowerment House 3rd Annual Toy Drive Month

November 1, 2021

November is Health Awareness Month

October 1, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 4, 2021

August 9, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year. Its purpose is to raise awareness of overdoses, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends.

July 12, 2021

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April 1, 2021

One of the purpose of  April being Alcohol Awareness month is to educate the public especially young adults about  alcoholism, treatment, and prevention. For young adults, early education about the impact alcohol can have on their lives is one of the most critical components in the prevention of alcoholism.

Underage alcohol use is on the rise in the United States and statistics point to an alarming trend of alcohol consumption among children as young as nine. Approximately 3 million adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 regularly consume alcohol and more than 100,000 12- to 13-year-old binge drink each month. It is estimated that 40 percent of children who begin consuming alcohol before the age of 15 will become alcoholics at some point in their lives.

Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of injury and death among teenagers, and its statistics such as these that have made a focus on underage drinking such a priority during this year’s alcohol awareness month. While these statistics are a cause for concern, experts agree that the best deterrent to underage drinking is parental influence. Talking with your children about the dangers of alcohol use has a profound impact on their choices. Research suggests that adolescents and teens are 50 percent less likely use drugs and alcohol when their parents have discussions with them surrounding the dangers and risks associated with use. While there is no singular method that works effectively for every child, it is important to engage them in meaningful discussion.  

March 25, 2021

Empowerment House encourages individuals to continue seeking help with overcoming adversity due to drug addiction through the pandemic. *Empowerment has no direct relation with this self-help group.

Febuary 2, 2021

 Why Sober Living Homes are Important.  Information gathered from Discovery Institute and approved from Empowerment House.



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Empowerment House and LA's Frontera's

Empowerment House and LA's Fronteras is hosting a Thanksgiving Meal giveaway on Thanksgiving Day from 1pm to 3 pm. Location is South Clinton Ave. and Tyler St in Trenton NJ 08611

August 16, 2020

To be aware is 

to be Alive.

September 15, 2020

Why we are here

Overdoses in New Jersey are up 20% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2019, said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. So far, there have been 1,339 suspected overdose deaths this year.

Why Empowerment House Exist?

Sober Living homes are increasingly viewed as a viable and cost-effective alternative to established recovery-oriented systems of care. Sober Living homes are a good alternative because they provide safe and healthy environments that support clients in their recovery. Empowerment House empowers clients by providing support as they transition towards living independent and productive lives in their respective communities. Empowerment House offer a unique alternative to harm reduction, an essential component for individuals whose main goal is to find a sober living environment.

How Effective Are Sober Living Homes?

Studies indicate that living in sober living homes after inpatient treatment increases recovery rates, financial strengthen and overall stability. An American Journal of Public Health study compared individuals who lived in a sober living home to those who only received outpatient treatment or attended self-help groups. A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found sober living home residents experienced improvements in arrest rates, alcohol and drug use rates, and employment rates. The authors found evidence that self-help groups, wellness programs attendance, and social support systems were key components of recovery for residents. A variety of other studies have also found that sober living homes appear to be an effective component of the recovery process.

After one year, those who resided in a sober living home:

  • Were less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Made a higher average income.
  • Were less likely to be incarcerated or reincarcerated.
  • Reconnected with Family
  • Created a stronger support network
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