Addiction & Drug Use Prevention for Halloween

halloweenHalloween is a much loved holiday, with children, youth and even adults donning costumes and venturing out in the neighborhoods across America to trick-or-treat for candy and goodies; or to attend Halloween parties. Historically, Halloween was originally “All Hallows’ Evening”, the time of year dedicated to Continue reading

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Addiction Watch: New Sizzurp Sprite Drug Drink

spriteSizzurp seems to be the newest rage for getting high amongst the young. It can be made with common household product which include isoda and candy. Unfortunately, there are young celebrities glorifying it in music, and touting its use in their online videos. But the message here is, don’t be fooled. It is dangerous drink Continue reading

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Three New Forms of Addiction Treatment

treatmentAs the problem of substance abuse continues to challenge us at every level of society, some are responding to the challenge with new and innovative approaches to treating addiction, and seeking ways to successfully rehabilitate the person who is striving to reclaim his or her life from addiction. These three new Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Drug Users: Tools for Spotting Addictive Behavior

drinkingPrescription drug abuse continues to be in the limelight as one of the biggest, if not the biggest substance abuse issues facing our nation and its youth. Already ranking in the top substance abuse problems facing adults, it is spreading to your young people. Unfortunately Continue reading

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Prevention Month Highlights Most Successful Ways to Stop Addiction

drug preventionThe month of October was designated as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month beginning in 2011. The tradition continues into 2014, with October designated as a month-long observance by parents, youth, schools and community leaders nationwide as to the role played by substance abuse prevention in the promotion of safe and healthy communities.

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10 Signs for Spotting Addiction in the Workplace

workplaceMany of us spend the majority of our lifetime in the workplace. Our profession and what we do defines us, influencing our lifestyle and our social activities, and whom we regard as our peers and fellow professionals. Because so much of our time is spent in the workplace, dealing with others on a daily basis, the quality of Continue reading

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Do Genes Determine Whether You Like the Taste of Alcohol

alcoholTaste buds vary depending on your genes, according to a new study. While half the population has average taste buds, an estimated 25 percent is overly sensitive to bitter sensations, while the other 25 percent is fairly insensitive to it. This could be the answer to why some people enjoy alcohol Continue reading

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Identifying Drug Addiction: Clear Signs of Abuse

man on drugs The first step to effectively dealing with something is recognizing with understanding what it is. So it is with drug addiction. There will be definite and clearly recognizable signs which enable a person to identify drug addiction for what it is.

Signs and Symptoms

The NCADD, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, cites some warning signs of substance abuse; cautioning that if ignored, can further develop into drug dependence. Also emphasized is the importance of early recognition of drug abuse; and some Continue reading

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New Booklet Outlines Lifecycle Mechanics of Addiction

mechanicThere are several schools of thought on how addiction works and what causes someone to become a drug addict or alcoholic in the first place. For example, one theory is that addiction is a disease that Continue reading

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Article Sheds Light on What’s Really Behind Prescription Addiction

prescription Prescription drug addiction and abuse continues to be one of the most important substance abuse issues of our times. These highly addictive narcotic drugs are in the same family as heroin, and too many people are woefully misinformed or uninformed as to their actual risks and high potential for addiction. Many individuals regard them Continue reading

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