How Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Affect Families

We all have varying abilities to cope with the things that happen in our lives. Unfortunately, some people turn to alcohol or drugs to help them deal with what they are up against. Families of those suffering from alcohol or drug addiction know all too well how these substances can change people. In fact, it …

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The Synthetic Opiate “Carfentanil” Newest Threat to Our Communities

The opioid epidemic in the United States is an unprecedented public health crisis. More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record and the majority of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid (www.hhs.gov). Since 1999, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioid nearly quadrupled and over 165,000 people have …

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Nitrous Oxide: Offering a Quick High but Is It Worth the Price You’ll Pay

Crazy dance parties, beaches, loud music fests. Nitrous oxide is a popular mood enhancer for many young Los Angeles, CA high schoolers, at these festive events where everyone's having a good time. It works like a charm, there’s no legal penalty and the effects fade away fast enough for them to go home and deceive …

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How Having A “Wet Brain” Can Hang You Out To Dry

Let’s face it, alcohol is romanticized in countries all across the world and America is no different. Whether you’re a wise wine wielder or a barbecue beer bro, one common problem that all alcohol drinkers face is the looming threat of addiction. The Problem Is Not Knowing When To Stop Casual alcohol drinking is not …

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The Danger Of DIY Detox Kits And Going Cold Turkey

Even today with the advances in medicine and medical technology, a lot of people still prefer to follow the old lesson our grandparents instilled into us that, “if you want something to be done right, it’s best to do it yourself.” The problem is, when it comes to treating an addiction to drugs or alcohol, …

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Frequently Asked Questions When Choosing The Best Drug Rehab Treatment Center

Are you still searching for the best drug rehab treatment center for your loved one? This task can be truly challenging, especially if you aren’t don’t know what questions to ask or factors to consider when presented with a long list of potential rehab centers. I suggest you look into these frequently asked questions below …

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Parents: Learn The Warning Signs If Your Teen Is Into Drugs

The problem with drug addiction is rampant everywhere. In fact, anyone regardless of status in life, lifestyle preference, role you play in the society or cultural upbringing can be a victim to drug substance abuse. What could be more alarming these days is the fact that your teenage son or daughter may fall through the …

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‘The Next Best Thing’: Addicts Without Access to Opioid Turns To Diarrhea Medicine

Children who are brought up in sugar free households – households where trick or treating was prohibited by parents who don’t want their kids to fill up on sugar – the chew able Pedia-Lax tablets in the medicine cabinets is always an alluring treat. Pedia-Lax was created primarily for constipation relief, but you can bet …

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How Prescription Drugs Could Become A Nightmare For The Entire Family

Heroin, meth addiction, and most recently the growing addiction to prescription drugs, can make or break families…most end up broken. Every year we hear news of more and more people becoming addicted to prescribed opioids, leaving many families broken beyond repair. It could be a parent, an uncle or a child in the family that …

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