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A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work

A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about what happened when I tried to step away from my grown addicted child, and how it didn’t work. In fact, not only did it not work, it actually failed miserably. [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work

Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills

Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills   When it comes to the most dangerous prescription drugs, we don’t often think diet pills really fit that bill, but it turns out that these can be extremely problematic for those who take them. While much of the time, these medications are taken as a way to help [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills

Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking

Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking   Kids hide drugs. If they are abusing substances, chances are, they’ve got them around and parent’s don’t even know it. Why? Well, it’s like anything else, if they like it, they want to have it with them, and when they are developing a habit, [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Adolescent Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking

A Personal Note – When You First Discover Your Teen is Abusing Substances

A Personal Note – When You First Discover Your Teen is Abusing Substances   A few weeks ago, I wrote a personal note to other parents of people who struggle with addictions. I felt a need to connect with others who have situations that are similar to mine and also wanted to let anyone out [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – When You First Discover Your Teen is Abusing Substances

Tips for Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse

Tips for Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse   Workplace substance abuse is a much more significant problem than many people realize. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to abuse substances or alcohol during work hours. Sometimes, the actual using or drinking even occurs in the place of work. You might not think that anyone working [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Blog, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Tips for Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse

Coping With a Loved One’s Addiction Over the Holidays – You Can Get Through It

Coping With a Loved One’s Addiction Over the Holidays – You Can Get Through It   Coping with a loved one’s addiction is never easy, but for many, the holidays are an even tougher time than usual to have to be dealing with this situation. Unfortunately, addiction is not an easy thing to deal with. [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Coping With a Loved One’s Addiction Over the Holidays – You Can Get Through It

Sometimes Your Recovery Needs a Reset – Rehab Can Help

Sometimes Your Recovery Needs a Reset – Rehab Can Help   Sometimes, your recovery just needs a reset. You might be going along fine when the first relapse happens. Maybe it was just to see how much control you had, or how it would feel to get high or drunk again. Maybe after it happened, [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Sometimes Your Recovery Needs a Reset – Rehab Can Help

Long-Term Effects of Meth – They’re No Picnic

Long-Term Effects of Meth – They’re No Picnic   If you or a loved one is abusing meth, you might know some of the short-term effects of this drug. However, do you know the long-term effects of meth and what it can do to your life? You may know that it makes you feel like [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Blog, Methamphetamine Abuse|Comments Off on Long-Term Effects of Meth – They’re No Picnic

Deadliest Drugs – Why You Need to Overcome Heroin

Deadliest Drugs – Why You Need to Overcome Heroin   By now, you probably know that you need to overcome heroin. You probably know that it’s no good to be using, and even if you only use it recreationally, you are probably well-aware of the dangers of continued heroin abuse. You might have experienced difficulty [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Deadliest Drugs – Why You Need to Overcome Heroin

The Deadliest Drugs Out There – Why Heroin Makes the List

The Deadliest Drugs Out There – Why Heroin Makes the List   Heroin is thought to be one of the deadliest drugs out there, but what makes it this way? Why is heroin considered to be so deadly, and is it really just heroin doing all this work? We take a deeper look into what [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on The Deadliest Drugs Out There – Why Heroin Makes the List