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Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility.


Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility

In a previous blog done sometime ago, important information was given relating to pregnancy and drug addiction. Because of the many comment responses, I thought it necessary to talk about it again.
I would like to begin by saying; I can’t imagine how hard, frightening and fearful this...

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Drug Addiction and Pregnancy.


Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

When a woman is struggling with drug addiction during pregnancy, that drug used affects more than just her it affects her fetus as well. The drugs can also have devastating effects on the child when he or she is born. Drug addiction and pregnancy should be treated as a very serious issue.
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The Picture of Drug Addiction.


The Picture of Drug Addiction

When you think of drug addiction, what kind of picture do you get in your mind? Do you see a person dressed in tattered clothes sitting in a rain soaked alley with a needle in hand? Do you picture addiction in terms of a person begging on the street for money to buy just one more hit? The picture...

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How Substance Abuse Happens.


How Substance Abuse Happens

Substance abuse occurs when a person uses a substance, which in time the body comes to rely on. When a drug, obtained either legally or illegally, is used regularly, the brain becomes used to its presence and normal functioning may occur. When the amount of the substance in the body is depleted as...

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Stages of Change for Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation.


Stages of Change for Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Prochaska & DiClemente developed a stages of change model that identifies 5 progressive stages of change as they specifically apply to overcoming addictions. Precontemplation The stage where the inpidual is not contemplating changing any of their addictive behaviors. This stage is often...

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