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  • Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    The use of street drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and other substances is a personal choice a person makes that can lead to addiction. There are many people today who experiment with substances for the reaction they experience, the euphoria and high is what they're looking to achieve.
    There is no excuse for substance abuse but many times there is underlying issues that can fuel the use...

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  • Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    According to a new study that's been done, teenagers that binge drink may have trouble perceiving their environments or surroundings because their working memory may become damaged. A teenagers brain is still developing and heavy use of alcohol can cause problems in the growth of a teens brain cells especially in their frontal brain regions.
    When brain cell growth becomes interrupted it can...

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  • The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...

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  • Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...

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  • Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Unfortunately today there are so many teens and young adults using and abusing drugs and alcohol before and during pregnancy and they're not only putting themselves at risk, they're putting their unborn child at risk. We can't get enough information out there to educate people letting them know just how serious this is. Not only are these babies suffering while in the womb, they're suffering...

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  • Drug Abuse Terminology and Catchphrases Explained

    Drug Abuse Terminology and Catchphrases Explained

    Some of the terms that are associated with drug use can be confusing to people and many teens are misguided about the use of prescription drugs and over the counter medications. For example a lot of people think that detox means recovery and that substance abuse treatment is a cure for addiction.
    Prescription drugs aren't illegal so a lot of teens and young people think they're safer than...

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  • The Sad Negative Effects of Addiction

    The Sad Negative Effects of Addiction

    Addiction is extremely prevalent in our society today and unfortunately it doesn't matter how old you are. No matter what your addicted to there are negative consequences that take place when a person becomes dependent. Depending on what form of addiction a person is going through an individual can experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual affects due to their dependency.
    Through...

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

    When an individual is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) they're emotions are unstable for long periods of time and they have a hard time relating to people in general. Many people suffering with BPD have hectic and chaotic relationships with other people and they're behaviors and the way they act appears to be impulsive. Some people with BPD display self-harming behaviors and...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Five

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Five

    Throughout the United States prevention programs are designed to educate young people as well as adults about the risks and dangers associated with use, misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. As stated many times, prevention has to start at home when our children are young and setting good examples is the first step.
    Our children are our future and sadly the use and misuse of drugs and...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Four

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Four

    If we all work together and keep substance use and misuse a top priority, we can change the statistics associated with substance abuse, overdose and drug and alcohol related deaths. An enormous amount of money is spent every year throughout the United States associated with the effects and consequences of addiction.
    We need to educate our children at a young age letting them know just how...

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