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Why not raise the BOTTOM?

You’ve heard it said, “They must hit bottom before they will be ready to get help.” Do you have to wait until they hit bottom? Or is there something you can do to help “raise the bottom” so your loved one can get help so...

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12 Drug Prevention Tips for Parents

Every Parent wants to ensure that their kids do not get involved with drugs. It is important for parents to make preventative measures in order to help ensure that their kids do not get involved with these unhealthy behaviors ...

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Do’s and Don’ts of talking to your TEEN

Many parents avoid talking to their teenagers about drug use and abuse because they fear an awkward conversation or don’t know the best way to approach the subject. However, especially in today’s society, this conversation is ...

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3 Ways to “Raise the Bottom”

How do we “raise the bottom?” You’ve heard it said, “They must hit bottom before they will be ready to get help.” Do you have to wait until they hit bottom? Or is there something you can do to help “raise the bottom...

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How the Alcoholic Thinks

How The Alcoholic Thinks Friends and family of active alcoholics ask me to explain how the alcoholic thinks. I am happy to share what I have learned after we establish what their motives are. The Insanity of Alcoholism Sadly, w...

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A Parent’s Guide to Drug Abuse

This is a guide for parents which we are always updating with the latest information available. One of the most effective ways parents can prepare themselves to combat drugs is by learning about drugs and drug abuse. Whether it's ...

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The Signs that Something is WRONG

Some Common Signs That Your Child is Using Drugs or Alcohol When children start using drugs they usually exhibit many different signs which parents need to watch out for. Unfortunately, many parents often write-off these signs as ...

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How to Write an Intervention Letter

You run an intervention to break through a wall of denial and to convince a loved one to get the help they need. During an intervention, you need your loved one to feel concern and compassion rather than blame and shame and he or...

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Why there is ALWAYS Hope

It's heartbreaking to watch a loved one destroy their body and mind through abuse, and we often feel as though there is nothing we can do to make things better, and not through lack of trying either. Addictions show incredible re...

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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...