Archive for May, 2015

Am I Addicted to Alcohol?

The boarder line between alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be rather slight, like crossing the border between one U.S. state and another. The individual’s physical and psychological makeup will determine exactly where that border is. We will start with a…

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Drug and Alcohol Use – Pain Management

In a January 2010 editorial from the “Annals of Internal Medicine,” we learned that opioids are the “most commonly prescribed” medicines in this country and that the rate of prescriptions for this class of drug has risen 800% in the…

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The Helplessness of Watching an Addict

Addiction is a family disease. That may not sound exactly correct on the outside, but if you take an inside look at the disease you’ll quickly realize how dramatically it impacts not only the one afflicted, but those who live…

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Addiction Treatment Myths

In May of 2006 HBO, USA Today and The Gallup Poll asked US adults, who had an immediate family member with a drug or alcohol addiction whether they thought addiction was a disease. Three-quarters of U.S. adults who have a…

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How to Motivate Someone to Go Through an Addiction Treatment Program

It is really a big task for an addict to come out successfully of an addiction treatment program, but to bring the addict to the addiction treatment center is even tougher. Most addicts deny that they are addicts and hence…

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Community-Based Drug Addiction Treatment Center

You can find numerous community based drug addiction treatment center programs that are operating in various regions of the United States of America. In addition to general health care centers, there are several other centers giving focus on drug addiction…

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Parents And Teens – Reclaiming Trust And Repairing Damaged Relationships

Your troubled teen is running with the wrong crowd and has become alarmingly defiant and rebellious … again. The messy hair, dingy clothing, and body piercings continue to be the norm. Since your teen has “experimented” with drugs and alcohol…

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Parenting and Teen Substance Abuse Treatment – A Tale of Two Adolescents

One of the professional hats I wear gives me the opportunity to greet adolescents as they are checked into a residential treatment center for substance abuse and addiction. The other day we greeted two individuals who arrived at nearly the…

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Tips For Parenting Your Teen When Talking Isn’t Enough

When it comes to parenting, talk isn’t cheap; it’s often expensive, particularly when it isn’t followed by action. If you’re an adult trying to raise your kid to be your “buddy” or “friend,” then you might as well stop reading…

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How to Set Up a Drug Intervention

Drug intervention is not merely a simple treatment but includes long term residential facilities or detox. In fact, drug intervention includes a set of services. First of all we need to know about drugs themselves. There are many addictive drugs,…

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