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Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use.

Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use

As parents we often believe that being overprotective over our children is the right way to keep them safe. Unfortunately what we do not often consider is that by being overbearing on our children, we can actually drive them into a rebellious stage that could have otherwise been avoided. The key,...

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Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy.

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Drinking during pregnancy is dangerous; there is no stage of pregnancy that's safer to consume alcohol, there is no 'safe' amount to drink while a women is pregnant and the more alcohol a woman consumes just increases the risk that her baby will have problems. Binge drinking is a common form of...

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Signs Your Teen May be Using Alcohol.

Signs Your Teen May be Using Alcohol

With underage drinking being so common among our youth, it's understandable that parents may tend to worry about their teens experimenting with alcohol, but it's important that we don't overreact to normal adolescent developmental changes.
Throughout adolescence, teens become more secretive,...

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The Benefits of Meditation During Recovery from Addiction.

The Benefits of Meditation During Recovery from Addiction

We all feel stressed at times and the tension and emotional strain we experience can even be overwhelming sometimes. Many things can cause our life to become stressful, sometimes the pressures at work, school or even keeping up with daily responsibilities can be hectic and nerve-wracking....

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Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction.

Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction

How do Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Body? Poor diet and lack of exercise is unhealthy for anyone whether they're abusing drugs and alcohol or not, improper nutrition and an inactive lifestyle can lead to serious medical complications over time.
Substance abusers are not only causing harm to...

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Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives.

Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives

Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is still very obtainable even though a national ban was passed in July of 2012 banning the sale of synthetic cannabinoids. Because the synthetic form of pot is in such high demand, drug dealers are selling the fake weed, these products are still...

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Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal.

Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal

What is Addiction Prolonged use of any addictive drug can lead to addiction, which is described as a chronic (continuing) brain disease. Powerful drugs and other substances that have the ability to lead to addiction cause serious changes in the brain when they're abused for a prolonged period of...

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Symptoms of Heroin Overdose.

Symptoms of Heroin Overdose

The abuse of heroin is a major concern everywhere anymore that's why we can't stop talking with our children about prescription drug abuse and illegal drug use. Heroin users are getting younger, the illegal drug is highly obtainable and sadly people are overdosing right and left because it's either...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.

Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction.

Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction

Analgesics, also called painkillers are pain relief medication available as over-the-counter pills under various brands and include aspirin (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and anti-inflammatory medications.
Mild use of analgesics in the recommended dose has minimal side effects...

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