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  • Coping With Relapse

    Coping With Relapse

    Don't Give Up! Relapse Doesn't Mean Treatment Has Failed or That You're A Failure If the use of drugs or alcohol is currently affecting your life because you're dependent on them, you may feel you either don't have a problem, you can handle it on your own, or that treatment is a waste of time because you sought help in the past and it didn't work.
    This is a common reaction most people have...

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  • Reducing Your Chnaces of a Drug-Assisted Assault

    Reducing Your Chnaces of a Drug-Assisted Assault

    We know we have to be extra careful today whether you're a woman or a man when it comes to leaving drinks unattended unless you're in your own home or in an environment you trust a hundred percent. Many people have been sexually assaulted or even robbed after having a drug slipped in their drink so we know to use extra precaution in situations like parties or gatherings where alcoholic beverages...

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  • Is it Ecstasy or a Dangerous Lethal Substitute?

    Is it Ecstasy or a Dangerous Lethal Substitute?

    It's almost uncommon today for drugs and alcohol not to be part of the entertainment when young people are getting together to party or just hang out and socialize anymore. No matter what part of the country you live in, recreational use of drugs and alcohol among many teens and young adults is just not unusual anymore.
    It's unfortunate that so many young people feel the need to use mood...

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  • Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Many different terms are used that may be difficult for a person to understand sometimes when we talk about drugs and substance abuse. Below you will find brief descriptions for some of the terms used when we reference them in our articles and blogs.
    Club Drugs (Party Drug) - The term club drug is used to describe various drugs that are abused by many young people today recreationally....

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    There are many different misconceptions pertaining to problem drinking, drug addiction and substance abuse treatment and hopefully many mistaken beliefs and myths can be put to rest for people with questions regarding addiction and recovery.
    Today there are so many young and older people who really do need to seek help for their alcohol or drug abuse before they become chronically addicted...

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  • Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    The dangers and risks associated with cooking methamphetamine are very serious for everyone not just the individual(s) that produces the illegal drugs. Just breathing in the gasses and fumes when meth is cooked can cause extremely serious respiratory problems for anyone exposed to the toxic chemical vapors.
    Anyone living in the surrounding area of a meth lab is at risk because of possible...

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  • Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Sometimes parents mistake their young adolescent and teens changes in personality and behavior for symptoms of substance use not realizing they're just part of growing up. Not only are there physical changes that take place during puberty, emotional changes are beginning to emerge at this time too.
    Dramatic personality changes can begin taking place during puberty which sometimes leaves...

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  • Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    There's not much you can't buy or learn on the internet today if you own a computer or have access to one. Illegal substances can be purchased through the internet and unfortunately that's how a lot of people are obtaining some of the drugs they abuse and sell today. Not only can you buy illicit drugs online but you can also purchase controlled narcotic painkillers and other prescribed drugs as...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Refrigerant Abuse and Instant Death

    Refrigerant Abuse and Instant Death

    It's that time of the year again and it's going to be a hot and humid summer. Air conditioners are a necessity during the summertime but it's unfortunate that so many young people find ways to misuse them. Air conditioning units contain refrigerants like Freon that cools down the air so we're able to stay comfortable in 90 degree plus weather, but that's not all refrigerants are used for...

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