10May, 2016
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Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents

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Drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, are easily available to children and adolescents. As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs. Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use alcohol, tobacco, or any other kind of drug. That is why grade school is a good time to start talking about the dangers of drug use. Prepare your child for a time when drugs may be offered. Drug abuse prevention starts with parents learning how to talk with their children about […]
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4Apr, 2016
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Drug and Substance Abuse in Older People

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What does “Drug and Substance Abuse” mean?  Most drugs and other chemical substances are helpful when used properly. Alcohol, for example, may offer cardiac benefits when consumed in moderation, and can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Unfortunately, the misuse of medications and drugs—both legal and illegal, as well as alcohol and tobacco—is a growing problem in the older population. The terms “drug abuse” or “substance abuse” is defined as the use of chemical substances that lead to an increased risk of problems and an inability to control the use […]
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21Mar, 2016
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Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Rehab

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More and more, judges are handing down sentencing that includes court ordered drug and alcohol rehab programs.   Whether the individual is guilty of a DUI or public drunkenness, the end result is often thirty days in treatment – the hope being that they will learn important lessons about sobriety and break the addiction cycle in the process. What is Court Ordered Alcohol and Drug Rehab? Court-ordered addiction treatment programs are those in which a judge forces the individual to attend a rehab program either as part of, or in lieu […]
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19Feb, 2016
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Court-Ordered Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment: What You Need to Know

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Can Forced Treatment Really Work? Don’t You Have to WANT to Quit? Despite the popular belief that you must hit rock bottom before you can start to get better, people forced into treatment programs have similar outcomes to people who enter into treatment for other reasons. For example: A California study on methamphetamine users found that both people coerced into treatment by the criminal justice system and people entering into treatment of their own accord had similar rates of methamphetamine use post treatment, similar rates of total abstinence post treatment […]
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21Jan, 2016
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Overcoming Drug Addiction

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When you’re struggling with drug addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment and support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Don’t give up—even if you’ve tried and failed before. The road to recovery often involves bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. But by examining the problem and thinking about change, you’re already on your way. Drug addiction treatment and recovery 1: Decide to make a change For […]
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