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Your Addiction and Your Children: It’s Hurting Them

When it comes to your addiction and your children, it’s easy to think that they know you love them so everything is alright, but this isn’t always the case. The truth is that your children see your habits. Even as babies, children of people battling addiction can suffer the emotional and physical consequences of your [...]

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The Effects of Your Addiction on Your Family – You’re Doing Damage

The effects of your addiction on your family probably aren’t obvious to you, but the rest of the world can see what’s going on. You may feel like it’s your life and you should be able to do what you want, but when you’re bringing your addiction drama to the feet of the rest of [...]

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Meth and Aggression: Why It Happens

Meth and aggression tend to go hand in hand for many people. There is no denying that an addiction is easy to develop when using methamphetamines. Why does aggression tend to develop in those that use this substance, and what is the effect it has on the body? Understanding the way meth acts in the [...]

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Your Body on Meth: What’s Happening When You Use It

Your body on meth might feel really great for a while, but what happens when you stop taking it? What is happening to you when you use it? Why do you feel so amazing when you’re using methamphetamines? Most of us don’t understand why something makes us feel so good, but if it works, we [...]

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Quit Your Addiction: How to Do it And Make Sure It Sticks

If you want to quit your addiction, no matter what it is, you’re probably wondering how you can do it and make sure it sticks. There are lots of things out there that we can become addicted to: drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling, caffeine and more. Overcoming addiction is a tremendous challenge and it can be [...]

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Parents: Do You Truly Have the Power to Stop Teen Addiction?

As parents, we think that it is our job to stop something like teen addiction. When we discover that our teen is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it is our instinct to tell them that they have no choice but to seek treatment. So, you take your teen out of school, keep her away from [...]

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Brain Development and Substance Abuse in Teens: What You Need to Know

Brain development in teens is a mystery to almost every parent. Why they do what they do or make the choices they make is enough to make almost any parent shake their head in wonder. When you throw substance abuse into the mix, though, you’re dealing with a whole different set of issues, and understanding [...]

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Intervention: Don’t try it alone

An intervention can be a pretty tempting proposition when your loved one is battling addiction and you can see him getting worse and worse. You probably think that you have nothing left to lose and the idea of somehow convincing your loved one how important he is so he will finally go to rehab can [...]

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Gateway Drugs: Are they Really No Big Deal?

Gateway drugs have long been considered to be less harmful than their more potent counterparts. In general, you don’t really see too many people battling a terrible addiction to marijuana, and those that develop addiction to substances like tobacco are largely accepted. In the case of alcohol, an addiction can often go unnoticed for years [...]

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Finding a New Life – In Family Rehab

Finding a new life can be pretty tempting if you’re battling addiction and want to make things better. It would be so nice just to look in a catalog and choose the life you want to have. It’s not that easy, but if you’re serious about finally making the life you want and overcoming your [...]

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