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Turning Points/Rock Bottoms That Led Celebrities Into Recovery

Posted on January 9th, 2017

One of the hallmarks of addiction is a persistent denial about one’s own condition. Many of us rationalized our behavior in order to feel better about how much we were drinking or using. “It’s only until I’m through this rough patch,” we might say. Or, “Everyone drinks/uses like this during the holidays.” If we’re lucky, this denial doesn’t last forever. Sometimes an incident that seems like it will ruin our life is actually what saves it. Other times, we just wake up and realize that we can’t continue to live the way that we’ve been living. However it happens, these turning points can lead to incredible transformations. Here are four celebrities who took different paths to recovery but managed to get there all the same.

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Get the Real Facts About Teen Drug Abuse

Posted on January 7th, 2017

Whether you have a teenaged son or daughter, you are a teacher of high school-aged youngsters or you are simply a concerned adult member of society, you should be aware of the problem of teens and drugs. Teen drug abuse facts are troubling and disturbing, especially if you never considered the issue before, but it is important to know about them. Only when you understand the facts can you work toward change. As a parent, you can help educate and influence your teen to make good choices. You can do the same as a teacher, and any adult can participate in prevention and education campaigns to help spare young lives from a grim future with drugs.

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LGBT Medical Students Plagued by High Levels of Depression, Anxiety

Posted on January 6th, 2017

Sexual minority medical students are more likely to report social stressors than heterosexual medical students and are more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, according to a study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. A more recent study also found that many LGBT medical students choose not to disclose their sexual minority status in medical school, perhaps in an effort to avoid some of these stressors.

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How Teen Addiction Affects the Family

Posted on January 6th, 2017

Statistics on teen drug use are frightening because they show that a lot of young people are experimenting with harmful substances. Not all of these teens will develop an addiction, but many do and the consequences for them and their families are serious. When you have an addicted teen in the family, it impacts everyone. The best thing you can do is face the problem head-on and get help for your teen.

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Are There Drugs at Your Teen’s High School?

Posted on January 5th, 2017

As a parent, you need to be aware of the situation regarding drugs and high schools. To bury your head in the sand and assume your child’s school is clean of drugs or that your teen would never succumb to the temptation to experiment with drugs is dangerous. High school drug use statistics inform us about the extent to which drugs are present in high schools and among teenagers generally. Learn the facts and have a serious talk with your teen.

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What Are the Effects of Meth on the Brain?

Posted on January 5th, 2017

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant drug known for its ability to trigger serious addiction. People who use meth undergo a series of short- and long-term changes in their normal brain activity. These changes can alter the behavior of meth users, as well as certain aspects of their basic body function. Fortunately, ongoing abstinence from the drug can partially heal the long-term brain damage it produces.

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What Is Psychological Addiction?

Posted on January 4th, 2017

Psychological dependence, physical dependence and addiction are three separate but potentially overlapping problems that can affect a person who consumes street drugs, mind-altering medications and/or alcohol. Each of these problems has a distinct impact on your health and well-being. Let’s take a look at how they affect you when they appear separately or together.

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The Benefits of Choosing a Rehab Center in California

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

Participating in rehabilitation is an important step in addiction recovery. It provides a structured multidisciplinary environment designed to address various components of addiction recovery, such as detox (when necessary), emotional and psychological factors, medical concerns and follow up to help prevent relapse. But deciding where to participate can be as important as the rehab itself.

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