Children of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

April 3, 2008

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Perhaps the only people who are in a more difficult situation regarding substance abuse than the addicts themselves are their children. Growing up with a parent who had an addiction to drugs or alcohol can create serious problems in the child’s life, and it usually does.

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Zero Tolerance in Addiction Treatment Centers

April 1, 2008

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Drug and alcohol rehab centers have different policies regarding what happens when patients engage in substance abuse while they are there. It is somewhat of a debate over whether zero tolerance is the best method or if addicts should be given a second chance before they’re kicked out of the treatment center.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment is Imperfect but Effective

March 31, 2008

Addiction treatment is not a quest for perfection. Many people have the mistaken notion that it is, and this leads to all kinds of counterproductive thoughts and actions. Rehabilitation and recovery are long processes that involve hard work, and there are usually bumps along the way. It’s best to know this advance so that the bumps don’t turn into roadblocks.

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Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Statistics

March 30, 2008

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There are over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. This amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006.

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Get Treatment for the Disease of Addiction

March 29, 2008

Drug and alcohol addiction are just as much a disease as diabetes and cancer. They create noticeable biological changes in the people who suffer from them. They have clearly defined symptoms and methods of treatment.

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Find a Rehab Center that will give you the Tools You Need

March 28, 2008

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When searching for a quality treatment center, focus on finding a place that will give you the tools you need to start a new chapter in your life. You don’t currently have all of the necessary resources to work through drug and alcohol addiction.

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Alcohol and Drug Intervention

March 27, 2008

Drug addiction always ends up hurting those close to an addict. It is often those closest to the addict that have the best chance to help them get addiction recovery.

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Games Make Students More Likely to Abuse Alcohol

March 27, 2008

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When college students play drinking games at parties, their blood alcohol content is higher than when they do not, according to a study that was recently performed by researchers at the University of Michigan and San Diego State University. The environment that the young adults are in and the activities of the party have a significant effect on how much alcohol they consume.

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More People Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment

March 23, 2008

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According to Medical News Today, there are more patients getting addiction treatment services from the healthcare system for alcohol abuse than there were in the past. This is good news as there are millions of people in the United States who have an alcohol abuse problem and never seek professional help for it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

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