It's not abnormal for a person with a drinking problem to deny the fact that their use of alcohol is having a negative impact on their life. Many people who are dependent on alcohol have distorted views of what an alcoholic is. They see themselves as normal functional people who like to drink because alcoholics are usually homeless dysfunctional people living on the streets.
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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...
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...Read Full Article
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...
Are you desperate to lose weight and are considering taking diet pills to help with weight loss? If so you're not alone, today people are trying everything they can to lose weight, partially during spring and summer. Many people are taking over the counter diet pills, getting a prescription for weight loss medications, or taking other stimulant drugs to lose weight.
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Most parents and caregivers are very diligent today trying to stay a step ahead of their children when it comes to underage drinking and substance abuse. They talk with their young children and teens about the dangers involved with drug use as well as the illegal aspect of underage drinking and using drugs.
It isn't easy being a parent or caregiver today nor is it easy being a kid growing...
Anyone that's ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol and is now successfully managing their recovery knows firsthand just how debilitating and incapacitating dependence can be. Family and friends will never forget the emotional pain and fear they experienced when their loved one was actively using. But they're grateful and thankful that the person they care about received help and is working hard...Read Full Article
Underage drinking is becoming a serious problem. The reason for this is because it is becoming increasingly easy for teens and children to get a hold of alcohol by way of various means. High school parties, for example, are allowing teenagers to get access to alcohol much more easily than ever before. You cannot be next to your teen all the time so there is no way to completely prevent them from...Read Full Article
There are quite a few different substances in the world, some illicit and some not, that can be abused by people. Some drugs are commonly thought of when you think of drug abuse, such as marijuana and cocaine, but there are many other substances out there that people are using and abusing and potentially causing a whole lot of harm with over time. Two such examples of substances that are readily...Read Full Article
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