Helping Children Understand Addiction

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Helping children develop an understanding of addiction can give them a powerful head start in life. As a society, we have had to accept that addiction affects many families. Nearly 23 million Americans – almost 1 in 10 – are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Many children grow…

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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses – Women Beware

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In recent years, the CDC has published bewildering reports that publicize an overwhelming increase in the number of women who overdose on a daily basis from the use of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methadone. Almost 48,000 women died from prescription painkiller overdose from 1999 to 2010; an…

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Making the Choice for Addiction Recovery

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If you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, you probably wonder why he or she refuses to make the choice for addiction recovery, when recovery is so clearly indicated. Or why does he decide to drive drunk? Why does she choose to forego…

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Drinking While Pregnant Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

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Pregnancy is often chronicled as one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, about 20% of pregnant women will struggle with depression. There are so many changes taking place with hormones and the body, having a good support system in place is important. Women’s increased vulnerability to stress makes…

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Is Smokable Alcohol a Problem?

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Smoke-able alcohol is one of the newest dangers in substance abuse. This method of “ingesting” alcohol (taking alcohol into the body) is very similar to the method used to smoke “crack” cocaine. The alcohol is basically vaporized and inhaled as opposed to being swallowed and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.

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Difference Between Drug Users and Abusers

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What’s the difference between a so-called recreational user and a drug abuser? Is there a gray area between them, or is there a clear boundary—a threshold beyond which lies addiction? One thing is fairly certain—for the future addict, that boundary is a moving target, always somewhere ahead in the distance,…

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5 Coping Tips For Binge Drinking Moms

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Professionals agree that there is an upswing in binge drinking moms throughout the United States. We know that alcoholism is dangerous, but it’s rarely discussed how binge drinking affects mothers. This especially rings true for single moms, women that are new to motherhood, or career-oriented mothers. Here at…

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Alcoholism Involves More Than Just Alcohol

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One of the most common misconceptions about recovery from alcoholism is that putting down the bottle is enough. Many alcoholics have tried this method, sometimes for days at a time and sometimes for years at a time. They say they can swear off forever, but there is a difference between…

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

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If you or someone you love has ever dealt with substance abuse or chemical dependency first-hand, then you probably are familiar with the cycle of addiction. For many addicts and alcoholics, it’s beyond their ability to recognize the cycle. When you add the physical aspects of addiction to the equation,…

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