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Are Drug Education Programs Effective?

May 8, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
The Effectiveness of Drug Education Programs Over the years, we've been led to believe that drug education programs are good for young people, but are they? We look at the effectiveness of this practice. D.A.R.E. As far back as many of us can re...
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What Are The Different Stages of Recovery?

May 10, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sobriety
The Stages of Recovery from Addiction Recovery from addiction and maintaining abstinence is no easy task. During the stages of recovery, addicts will go through a range of emotions and challenges. Understanding the stages of recovery will help th...
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The Most Commonly Abused Medications

May 15, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober Living
We Explore the Most Commonly Abused Medications and Examine Treatment Since addiction often begins with a legitimate prescription, we look at the most commonly abused medications and how to find treatment. We've all heard the term "gateway drugs,...
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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

May 17, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober Living
What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking? Although there isn't much in the way of research as to what happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol, recent studies showed surprising results. In a study performed by Professor Moore a...
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The Different Types of Therapy That Can Help With Addiction

May 22, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
The Different Types of Therapy That Can Help With Addiction The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has explored many of the different types of therapy that can help with addiction based on data that has been collected for the past 40 years. The...
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Five Things You Need to Know About Methadone and Methadone Clinics

May 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living
The research and statistics are irrefutable: methadone treatment is successful at improving almost every quality of life measurement for patients and creates safer, healthier conditions for families and communities. It is one of the many treatment op...
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Understanding Addiction: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

June 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sobriety
For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the "nurture vs nature" debate. The question seems simp...
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Can You Get Addicted to Methadone?

June 7, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Methadone is a drug that is commonly given to people who are receiving treatment for heroin addiction. This process is controversial, as some claim that those who are prescribing methadone are simply swapping one addiction for another. But is methado...
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The Benefits of Family Drug Counseling

June 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober Living
When a person suffers from substance abuse and addiction, the actions of the addict place immense strain on personal relationships. Eventually, it starts to take a serious toll not only on the addict, but on family members, too.  While relationship ...
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