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Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Are you or a loved one addicted to prescription drugs? If so, you’re among the shattering statistics. In 2011, 52 million people in the US over the age of 12 used prescription drugs non-medically at least once in their lifetime, 6.2 million in the past month (Prescription Drug Addiction). Addiction is tricky – and so...
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Chemical Dependency versus Substance Abuse

The line between chemical dependency versus substance abuse is very fine. These are just a few of the many consequences associated with substance abuse. Addiction, which is also called substance dependence by the American Psychiatric Association, is defined as a “maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.” (4th ed., text...
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Social Acceptance of Drug Use

The term “social” can be described as seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly, gregarious. Unfortunately nothing could be more further from the truth as it relates to the use of drugs. Social acceptance of drug use is a very serious problem in our society. Reality television sensationalism and the detachment of reality in...
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Social Media and Substance Abuse

Social Media has introduced us to a new life, and within that life is the misinformation, acceptance and glamorization of substance abuse and alcohol. Technology has completely changed the way we socialize, especially the younger generations. The statistics connecting social media and substance abuse is astounding. According to the 2011 National Teen Survey, “American teens...
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Signs of Substance Abuse in a Loved One

If you think someone you love may be involved with drugs or alcohol, there could be some things to look for. With the wide range of different street drugs available, it’s often difficult to recognize the signs of substance abuse in a love one. From opiates to amphetamines, barbiturates and benzodiazepines , would you even know...
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Addiction Consquences

Addiction runs the gamut in terms of the consequences that come with it. The consequences behind addiction can be emotionally devastating and deadly. To understand addiction consequences, it’s important to recognize that addiction is a disease of the brain. In 2011, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) released a new definition of addiction highlighting...
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National Recovery Month

America’s communities are suffering from the consequences brought on by the ever growing epidemic of the disease of addiction and mental illness. If you personally are not suffering, I guarantee you know someone who is. This can be a family member, close friend, co-worker, neighbor or an acquaintance. With the high price of treatment, many...
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DUI or DWI a sign of Addiction

Is being charged with a DUI or DWI a sign of addiction? The charge of a DUI or DWI can definitely bring on devastating consequences. From depleting you financially, having your driver’s license suspended or revoked, to the social embarrassment, driving while under the influence can wreak havoc on you and your loved ones life....
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Why do we try drugs?

In today’s society, the dangers of drug abuse are well known and widely discussed. It’s talked about everywhere from schools to TV to social media platforms. From an early age we are taught that drugs are bad and will, ultimately, only have a negative affect on our lives. So why do we try drugs? One...
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Benefits of Sober Monitoring

Re-entering the world newly recovered from a treatment facility can be frightening. Despite the dismal statistics, you really can beat the odds. Say hello to a new recovery buzzword: Sober Monitoring. Sober monitoring can be paralleled to an architectural blueprint or structured plan to assist the newly recovered alcoholic, drug addict, over eater, gambler, etc....
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