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Antidepressants, Naltrexone, and Behavioral Therapy Help Keep Addicts Sober

Once you complete a rehab program, it is up to you to use the skills that you have learned in your programs in the real world. Sobriety is another challenge that many recovering addicts have to face. Luckily, studies have shown that there are ways to help those coming back maintain their sabriety. Antidepressants, naltrexone, …

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10 Tips for Restructuring Your Life in Recovery

In recovery, things are bound to be different. There’s simply no way that life can go on as it did before. Still, recovery is a scary prospect for many who are just beginning this stage of the healing process. There are so many unknowns, and it’s hard to know how to plan for such a …

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How to Help Your Teen Avoid Drugs

The Mayo Clinic staff posted the following article on teen drug abuse: Many teens experiment with drugs, putting their health and safety at risk—but teen drug abuse isn’t inevitable. You can help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices. Know …

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The Dangers of an Alcoholic Mother

When you hear the words “alcoholic mother,” you already have a mental image that’s disconcerting and confusing. It’s actually a dichotomy. Mothers should be nurturing, caring individuals, not falling-down drunks. How can the two possibly go together? The sad reality is that alcoholism knows no gender boundaries, nor does it pay heed to age, race, …

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Should Families of Drug Addicts Try Financial Tough Love?

Mark Kerrigan, brother of American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, has been accused of killing his father in an alcohol-induced rage. Kerrigan’s problems with addiction have been ongoing for years, and his parents even sued him for more than $100,000, reportedly to push him toward seeking treatment. John Quinones and Christine Brozyna of ABC.com explore this …

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Addiction Recovery & the Negative Effects of Not Letting Go

Addiction recovery is a long and involved process for all concerned – not just the addict. But whether you are the addict in recovery, or the family members, friends or co-workers, one thing is certain: there’s no point in continually focusing on the bad memories. That just clouds the situation and makes healing for everyone …

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Parents’ Habits Influence Drinking Behavior of Children

Parents debate whether their drinking habits affect the choices of their children: should they drink responsibly in front of them or forego alcohol altogether in their presence? If the parents occasionally drink to excess, will it affect their children adversely? New evidence shows that parents’ drinking habits do influence the drinking behavior of their children, …

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Driving Drunk with Child in Car is Now Felony in New York

Former New York governor David Paterson signed a bill called Leandra’s Law on Wednesday This means driving drunk with child in a car is now a felony in New York. Lenny Rosado, the father of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in a drunk-driving accident last month, broke down in tears after the Senate voted …

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