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  • How to Discuss Alcohol Use, Abuse and Addiction with Your Child

    How to Discuss Alcohol Use, Abuse and Addiction with Your Child

    For parents, they have more of an influence over their children's decisions and values before they choose to use alcohol or not. That makes having serious talks about alcohol in your home at a young age important. Ultimately, your child needs education to prepare themselves for the peer pressure they will experience in social situations as they mature. As parents, it is our responsibility to help...

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  • Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
    Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...

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  • Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
    If all a person needed to recover...

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  • Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Addiction Takes Place in Various Forms There are many different forms of treatment and recovery programs available today for anyone suffering from addiction. It doesn't matter what form of addiction a person is living with in their life, the mental and physical effects that a person goes through are debilitating.
    Unless a person can begin to understand their addiction and develop the skills...

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  • Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    I haven't heard about this before and possibly parents haven't either, 'digital drugs' and 'i-dosing' which involves an "online dealer" and digital drugs that "induce a state of ecstasy" through MP3s. According to wired.com, there's a possibility that this could be a gateway drug that could lead teenagers to "real-world narcotics.
    Somehow these digital drugs can possibly get a person high...

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  • Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    It doesn't matter whether you're managing recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction or tobacco addiction, you have to have a plan and strategy in order to be successful and stay in control.
    The emotional rollercoaster a person goes through when life becomes overwhelming or throws a difficult situation your way can be trying on a good day, but when a person...

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  • Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Did you know that certain drugs or medications can cause arrhythmia? Arrhythmias are associated with the heart. The heart can either skip a beat or add a beat but not be something serious that we always need to worry about. The problem is there are various kinds of arrhythmias and some are serious and life-threatening.
    This is nothing to take lightly because if the arrhythmias are a serious...

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  • Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...

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  • Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Meth was produced from ephedrine back in 1893 and it wasn't until the 50's that crystallized meth was produced. Methamphetamine prescriptions were prescribed for many people in the 50's for treating medical health problems such as narcolepsy and obesity.
    Today, meth is one of the most threatening abused illegal drugs in many areas throughout the United States among teens, young and many...

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