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Early Intervention Saves Lives

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can fragment previously happy families, derail promising careers, and seriously damage health and well being; and left unchecked, addictions inevitably run their full course of destruction. There's...

You Can’t Do It Alone

Most people think that they can overcome a life-controlling problem on their own. They believe enlisting the help of other people is a sign of weakness. They are wrong. The dynamics of entrapment hold us tightly. Self-deception ...

10 Steps to improve your Parenting

Fixing a Troubled Parent-Teen Relationship -  10 Easy Steps to Better Interactions By John Lee, Editor Whatever happened to those magical days when your child looked up to you, wanted your advice and begged to spend time with...

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Don’t Give Up – Overcoming Addiction

People who struggle with personal problems have usually done so over a long period of time.  Many times they have tried to change or to stop what they're doing, only to fail repeatedly.  They become very discouraged.  They may ...

5 Myths About Addiction

MYTH 1: Overcoming addiction is a simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These b...

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Signs of Drug Addiction

Although different drugs have different physical effects, the symptoms of addiction are similar. See if you recognize yourself in the following signs and symptoms of substance abuse and addiction. If so, consider talking to someon...

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Warning Signs – Family and Friends

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs: Physical warning signs of drug abuse B...

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How Does an Addiction Develop?

People who experiment with drugs continue to use them because the substance either makes them feel good, or stops them from feeling bad. In many cases, however, there is a fine line between regular use and drug abuse and addiction...

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PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC IN US

http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html The United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic. Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has nearly quadruple...