5 Ways to Fight Addiction in the Family

familyDrug addiction is one of the issues that you never imagine could crop up in your family. Despite your best intentions, however, it can crop up when you least suspect it. There are several tactics you can use to help prevent drug abuse from occurring in your family, however. Here are 5 ways to fight addiction in your family. Continue reading

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Drugging Children Will Cause Addiction Damages

drugging childrenThe children of a nation are its future.  It is the children of today who will become the next generation to inherit the earth and its civilizations.  Ideally, we would be empowering these children with the education, the skills, and the judgment and wisdom to carry on, and make the world a better place.  Sadly, there are statistics which reveal something altogether different is being done. Continue reading

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10 Signs of Anti-anxiety Medication Addiction

anti anxiety medicationHow could something labeled “anti-anxiety” possibly be bad? There probably isn’t anyone that would choose to be worried about things. Anxiety is about the unknown; it’s what comes upon us when we don’t know what the outcome of some situation is going to be. A drug for that couldn’t be bad or addictive, could it? We want to think that these drugs wouldn’t be like methamphetamine, or heroin, but in many ways they are. Continue reading

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15 Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

drugsAccording to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly twenty-four million Americans had used an illicit drug in the month prior to the survey, while nearly one hundred thirty-six million Americans, more than half the total population, had used alcohol in the month prior to the survey and nearly seventy million Americans had used tobacco products in the month prior to the survey. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that substance abuse costs our Nation approximately $600 billion every year in crime, loss of work productivity, healthcare and more.  Clearly, substance abuse not only directly affects a large portion of our population, but indirectly affects the remaining portion of the population.  In order to effectively move forward in addressing and resolving this problem, one must first learn how to spot the signs of drug abuse and addiction. Continue reading

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10 Statistics About Alcohol Addiction That You Want to Know

alcoholApril is a month known for Easter (usually), April Fools Day and the first few weeks of spring. It has also been known as Alcohol Awareness Month since 1987. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is an organization determined to spread knowledge about the dangers of alcohol, how alcohol dependence can develop, how young people are affected by alcohol and much more. Continue reading

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What the Disease Theory Says about Addiction and What it Really Is

pillsThe disease theory of addiction seems to be based on various premises which a person would need to accept as factual in order to accept the theory as a whole.  One such premise is that addicts inherit the disease.  Another premise is that an addict is born with the disease, and therefore is an addict before ever starting to use drugs.  It is regarded by some who subscribe to this theory that those suffering from the disease are characterized by a progressive loss of control, therefore unable to control their drug use and the inevitability of worsening.  But one must ask then, what about the resiliency of the human spirit and the capacity of a person to demonstrate their ability to change, and to improve? Continue reading

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Does My Family Member Have an Alcohol Addiction

family member alcoholicAlcohol is a dangerous drug for the family unit. If you are wondering about someone close to you, you’ve probably already seen signs of alcohol addiction and need some verification. Here are 5 signs that a family member has an addiction to alcohol: Continue reading

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Overcoming Addiction in Hollywood

hollywoodHollywood is the entertainment capital of the country. Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area also contain some of the highest drug use rates in the country. Why is it that fame, celebrity and talent seem to fall into the same boat as drug and alcohol abuse? Los Angeles is overridden with drug and alcohol use and abuse and overcoming addiction in Hollywood can be tough when it is all around. Continue reading

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What is the Family’s Role in Addiction Recovery

addiction recoveryIt always hurts when someone finds out that a family member is caught in the trap of addiction. Make no doubt about it, addiction is a trap. Generally speaking, by definition a trap is something that you can’t easily get out of all by yourself. There are very few people (if any) that have conquered addiction on their own. Recovering from addiction requires a group of people, of which family members are an important part. Continue reading

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How My Son Recovered From Pain Medication Addiction

pain pillParents don’t usually have trouble seeing that their child has a problem with drugs.  What parents do usually have trouble with is figuring out how to help their child handle their problem with drugs.  It can seem like an easy choice to enroll their child in a rehabilitation facility, but what happens if treatment doesn’t work? Continue reading

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