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A mother talks to her son and wonders how to prevent teen drug abuse

How to Prevent Teen Drug Abuse

The dangers of teen drug abuse are real and serious, but they are also preventable. Teens are more susceptible than adults to making bad choices and being impulsive, and they are also at a greater risk for becoming addicted when they abuse substances. If you have a teen, you should be worried about the possibility …

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Avoid Situations Likely to Trigger Alcohol or Drug Use

Making the choice to avoid situations likely to lead you into trouble with alcohol or drug abuse is an excellent one. But it is also easier said than done. What can you really do to keep away from people and places that are filled with temptations and opportunity to fall back into your old ways? …

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How Do Outpatient Rehab Programs Work?

Are you wondering how outpatient rehab programs work? Outpatient treatment allows clients to live at home, continue to work or attend school and fulfill other personal obligations. Recovering individuals attend group and individual therapy sessions each week. They meet regularly with a psychiatrist for medications to manage withdrawal, cravings and any existing mental health issues. …

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Benefits of a Family Program

When addiction occurs in the family, it creates a wide range of problems and conflicts which no one in the home is equipped to handle. Eventually, issues arise that far exceed substance abuse. For instance, neglect, abuse, financial problems, stress, and emotional turmoil take their toll as the family unit disintegrates. For this reason, there …

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Is Your Partner in Danger of Becoming an Alcoholic?

Casual or social drinking is a common form of behavior, and women involved in serious romantic relationships are generally not concerned if their partners imbibe on occasion, even if they themselves are teetotalers. On the other hand, no woman wants to become involved with a full-blown alcoholic, unless perhaps she has a drinking problem of …

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The Dangers of Benzodiazepines

The dangers of opioids have received significant media attention over the last several years and rightfully so.  Opioid overdoses killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. But what the media should also be paying attention to is the danger presented by another commonly prescribed class of drugs: benzodiazepines. “Benzos” …

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How Childhood Pain Leads to Relationship Trauma

People with a history of childhood trauma often carry those issues unconsciously forward into adult relationships. A pattern of childhood neglect, emotional or physical abuse, or a story involving sexual molestation or rape creates difficulties for adults as they attempt to make long-term bonds in committed relationships. It is not uncommon to find such an …

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