What to Do When You Discover Your Teen Is Using Drugs

Posted on August 1st, 2016

High school drug use statistics are clear on the facts of teenage substance abuse: a lot of teens are experimenting with drugs. It’s a dangerous assumption to make that your teen would never do it. Any teen is susceptible to the urges to experiment and the pressure to try drugs, but if you discover your teen has been using drugs, it can come as quite a shock. Knowing what to do next is not always obvious.

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5 Good Things That Happened to Celebrities Who Got Sober

Posted on July 11th, 2016

One of the great things about overcoming an addiction to alcohol or drugs — beyond the main fact of no longer being held hostage by a physically and emotionally devastating illness — is that it can spark a cascade of good effects. Instead of things spiraling down, they spiral up. It’s certainly true for these celebrities, all of whom got sidetracked by substances at some point in their journey but discovered good things waiting for them when they found their way back. Each found help in their own way, but their stories share the same theme: Life is better sober.

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Calculating the High in Higher Education

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

It’s the rare parent who can send a child off to college without at least some trepidation. After all, this is usually the first time their young adult will be making decisions without Mom or Dad looking on — and this decision-making will happen in an environment that has come to seem virtually synonymous with drugs and alcohol.

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‘Chasing The Dragon’ Shows Ugly Reality of Opiate Addiction

Posted on May 24th, 2016

Just how addictive are opiates such as prescription painkillers and heroin?

Consider Melissa’s story. After regaining consciousness in the hospital after a heroin overdose, the young mother unhooked her IV from its pole, walked out and went straight to her dealer, still in her hospital gown. “And he sold me heroin, the same heroin that just killed me.”

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