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How to Survive Living With a Loved One Who is an Addict

Posted on 04. Jun, 2015 by .

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Living with a loved one who is addicted to a drug or substance is one of the most challenging situations you will ever live through. Although you work hard to ensure that that person does not have access to any substance or situation that could cause a relapse, there is no way that you can […]

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5 Common Teen Addictions and Their Traits

Posted on 20. May, 2015 by .

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Studies have shown a rise in teen addictions. Though they may not all be related to substance abuse, they can have negative effects on the child’s life. Below are five of the common teen addictions and their traits. 1. Prescription Drugs Many teens have found prescription drugs to be a convenient alternative to traditional drugs […]

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Understanding the Unique Dangers of Binge Drinking

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by .

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Binge drinking is more common among American adults than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six American adults binge drinks at least four times per month. Many of these people may believe that binge drinking is no riskier or unhealthier than any other form of drinking. In […]

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Heroin Abuse on the Rise in America

Posted on 07. Apr, 2015 by .

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While there are many statistics evidencing downturns in drug abuse trends in the U.S., there remains at least one glaring contrast throughout the past decade: heroin. Even as other common hard drugs have dipped in popularity, heroin abuse has climbed, raising questions about the surge in interest. What causes new users to flock to such […]

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Take Two Steps Forward and One Step Back in Recovery

Posted on 16. Mar, 2015 by .

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This process of learning, forgetting, and adjusting is natural. In recovery, it’s frequently a process of taking two steps forward and one step back.

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Seek Drug and Alcohol Treatment When You Have An Addiction

Posted on 28. Aug, 2014 by .

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The truth is that we are all addicted to something. The essence of having an addiction is the perpetual seeking after that which you can only get from within, such as self-love, self-acceptance, or approval. And in our society, it can be difficult to find those inner resources when everything tells us that to be […]

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Teen Dating Violence Increases with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Posted on 25. Jul, 2014 by .

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A recent study surveyed close to 4,100 teens between the ages of 14 to 20 who recently visited an emergency room in a suburban community. The survey found that one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. In general, one in six teens seen in emergency rooms […]

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Teen Addiction Treatment: Why Can’t Teens Quit On Their Own?

Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by .

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Many teens believe that once they make the decision to stop drinking or using drugs, they will. They believe at the outset that they can stop without treatment and that their personal will alone will work. However, ending an addiction isn’t always that easy. Sure, there are many people who simply make the decision to stop, […]

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Teen Marijuana Abuse on the Rise

Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by .

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Marijuana is a popularly known as the gateway drug, meaning that once a teen begins using it, it’s likely going to lead to the use of other drugs. However, a recent study indicates that that may not be true. The 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey that interviewed about 45,000 students in the 8th, 10th, and […]

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