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20 04, 2018

Why Does Cocaine Harm Teens More Than Adults?

2018-04-17T05:14:52+00:00 April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Cocaine addiction is a pervasive problem in the US that affects all populations, including teenagers. Teenagers are known for their impulsive behaviors. When compared with adults, teenagers are more likely to follow their emotions before logic, and they are more likely to ignore the long-term consequences of their actions. The brain is still developing [...]

12 03, 2018

Parenting When You’re an Addict: Getting on the Road to Recovery and How to Talk to Your Kids

2018-03-11T04:55:09+00:00 March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

“Addiction is the dirty little secret of many families.  Parents and adults walk a delicate line talking to kids about addiction.” ~ Natalie Blais, parenting strategist Parenting isn’t easy under the best of circumstances.  It becomes much harder when you are struggling with an addictive disorder such as alcoholism, the misuse of prescription medications, [...]

4 03, 2018

Is It Addiction or Is It Just Normal Teenage Behavior?

2018-03-11T04:11:32+00:00 March 4th, 2018|0 Comments

As any experienced parent will tell you, teenage behavior is, by definition, strange.  It is a time of discovery, growth, and progressive independence.  It is also a time of confusion, mood swings, and the testing of boundaries.  For many adolescents, it is also when they start experimenting with mood-altering substances such as alcohol, prescription [...]

8 12, 2017

How Codependency Can Affect Addicts and Their Loved Ones

2017-12-15T17:43:22+00:00 December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s common for addicts to have codependent relationships with their relatives. Many times, families may enable the addiction or behavior of a loved one. They could be supporting a family member’s drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction. Poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement may also be encouraged. Sometimes, this could be on purpose. Others, [...]

11 11, 2017

Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

2017-11-18T03:20:53+00:00 November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.” ~ Charles B. Rangel Veterans of the U.S. military often face a higher risk of substance abuse and addiction. This is especially if they [...]

1 09, 2017

7 Ways to Share Your Heart in an Intervention Letter

2017-09-25T18:00:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

An Intervention Letter Helps Maintain Focus on What’s Important Interventions are bound to get emotional. The intervention letter helps you stay focused. You are reminded about what is important at this very moment. This is why an intervention letter is so integral. You stay on topic as opposed to falling into an argument with [...]

15 08, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury and It’s Link to Addiction

2017-08-11T02:51:57+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

There are nearly 2 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occur in the U.S. every year. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) had this to say about TBI: 52,000 people die per year. 275,000 will be hospitalized. 80% receive treatment and are released from emergency rooms. This is an illustration of how few [...]

9 08, 2017

Hello my name is Debbie and I’m a Sex Addict

2017-08-09T02:35:08+00:00 August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Hi, my name is Debbie and most of my adult life was spent being a sex addict. You may not believe that it’s possible to be addicted to sex. I didn’t either, especially when I was in the midst of my sexual addiction. Some might call me a nymphomaniac which is, by definition, someone who [...]

23 07, 2017

What is borderline personality disorder and does it relate to addiction?

2017-07-10T18:07:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Borderline personality disorder was a recently recognized disorder in 1980. When you compare it to other psychiatric disorders, it is quite behind on research. This has caused it to be misunderstood by the public which perpetuates the feeling of isolation the disorder causes. Some people are highly functional with BPD but it’s likely their private [...]

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