Category Archives: Addiction

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Tips to Recognize If Your Child Is Hiding an Addiction

Sometimes the signs of drug addiction are obvious, but teens and adolescents can be quite skilled at keeping parents and loved ones in the dark when it suits them. Subtle changes in your child’s behavior may indicate they are struggling with a serious problem. If you notice the following issues, it may be time to […]

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Help the Whole Family Stop Enabling Addiction

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Help the Whole Family Stop Enabling Addiction

Most family members wish their loved one would stop their substance abuse. Unfortunately, these same families often, without realizing it, actually make it harder for their loved ones to stay sober. Loving family members should bring out the best in each other, but addiction can hurt any family by encouraging unhealthy behavior patterns. Families stuck […]

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What Happens After 30 Days of Recovery?

One of the main reasons that someone might avoid seeking treatment for addiction is a fear of the unknown. They aren’t sure what will happen before, during and after treatment, and this fear is paralyzing. Today, there are more options for treatment than ever before. Finding out more about these options will help clear up […]

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Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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Athletes, Sports and Addiction

Athletes, Sports and Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s largest public health agency, has called substance abuse an epidemic. Each year it claims more lives than car accidents or incidents involving firearms, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Heroin use drives the epidemic – the number of heroin overdose […]

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Teen Marijuana Use: Brain and Developmental Risks

Brain and Developmental Risks with Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, though the term “illicit” does not always apply. Twenty-three states have already passed measures approving marijuana for medicinal use, and five have legalized recreational use for individuals over the age of 21. These measures have been subject to their share of controversy. One […]

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