Teenage Substance Abuse

The Many Risks of Teenage Substance Abuse

Teenage substance abuse is something that many parents think of as a part of growing up. “It’s just a phase they are going through.” How many times have we heard that? Is it curiosity, simple experimentation, or is it to …
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Benzodiazepine Addiction

It is Alarming How Easily Benzodiazepine Addiction Can Occur

Physicians prescribe benzodiazepines often in the United States today for a number of anxiety disorders. And, many individuals abuse these drugs resulting in benzodiazepine addiction. One reason that benzodiazepines are so highly addictive is that people develop a tolerance to …
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Time for Rehab

How Do You Know if It’s Time for Rehab?

If you’re wondering if it’s time for rehab, the first thing you need to do is ignore the myths or misconceptions you’ve heard.  For instance, some people say you need to hit rock bottom before getting treatment, but they are …
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Types of Alcoholics

5 Types of Alcoholics: Which One Are You?

When we think about alcoholism, most of us envision a homeless person on the streets or a surly thug who enjoys causing trouble everywhere he goes.  However, research shows that there are five types of alcoholics with surprisingly different characteristics. …
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Life After Addiction

How to Rebuild Your Life After Addiction

Enduring years of addiction turns a person’s life upside down. If you are new to recovery, you know this. Addiction affects your health, relationships, careers, and your entire life. It is not easy to get clean and sober but through …
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Prevention Strategies for Young People

Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies for Young People

Adolescent substance abuse is one of our nation’s leading health problems today.  According to researchers, the average age of first-time alcohol abuse is 13 and about 9 out of 10 addictions begin in the teen years. Most teenagers who abuse …
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