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11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
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25 Sep
Which Occupations Have The Highest Rates Of Addiction? There are a lot of different factors that can lead people to alcohol or drug use. Some might have suffered from a trauma which led them to a substance use disorder, while others may have family history of drug use that made them more susceptible to such a lifestyle. The circumstances that brought someone on the path to drug or alcohol abuse do not always indicate why they continue to [...]
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18 Sep
The Celebrity Pit: Why Do Many Famous People Fall Into The Abyss Of Addiction? I'm gonna live forever. I'm gonna learn how to fly high.” Irene Cara’s lyrical utterance in the movie Fame exemplifies the yearning of almost anyone who aspires to occupy the upper echelons of society. But those who have reached the top pay a high price. Part of it is addiction. Why do so many famous people succumb to its clutches? This is something ordinary mortals have always wondered [...]
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13 Sep
Addiction In The LGBTQ Community LGBTQ Individuals Tell Their Stories When Joan was an adolescent, she knew that she did not want a heterosexual relationship. From a very early age she felt that she was a lesbian, although at the time she did not have a word for it. Despite having a loving relationship with her mother, she was scared to reveal that she was a lesbian woman: she feared that she would encounter homophobia [...]
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15 Aug
How To Support An Addicted Loved One Without Enabling Them Watching her spouse battle his substance abuse disorder, including both drug and alcohol addiction, was extremely painful for Margaret, especially when he suffered through his failed treatment programs. Every time he entered a rehab centre, Margaret and her family members believed this would be the time that it stuck. The family members all thought they had effective ways of helping him, that if they loved him enough, helped him as [...]
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02 Aug
Surviving Alcohol Withdrawal & Detox Although alcohol is the most widely abused substance worldwide, many people underestimate how devastating alcoholism can be. What may start as “social drinking” or the occasional glass of wine can spiral into obsessive consumption that destroys families, causes financial ruin and puts the health and safety of the addict at serious risk. While there are factors that can make a person more susceptible to alcohol addiction, such as family history [...]
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22 Mar
Can Rehab Help Your DUI Court Case? As an addiction counsellor, I’ve had a great number of clients who have reached out for help because they were experiencing legal issues and facing court charges. The majority of these legal issues resulted from actions that were committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In many cases these actions are not representative of the person's true values nor consistent with their ordinary manner of conduct. These [...]
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14 Feb
Am I An Alcoholic? Take The Test [2019] Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of alcohol abuse, dependence or alcoholism. If you find that you have a question about your own drinking or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss with your physician, healthcare professional or our treatment helpline advisors by calling the phone number above.Our interactive test is one of the most widely [...]
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24 Nov
Effects of Alcohol – Some Are Not As Shocking Drinking is a large part of many cultures around the world. The taste is a factor many people like, but it's the effects of alcohol on the drinker that make it so popular. It's okay to drink responsibly once and awhile. But it's easy for things to get out of hand. A 2013 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that Canadians drink 50 percent more than [...]
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08 Sep
How To Help An Alcoholic Quit It And Get Better? | CCFA The second most common question asked aside from "How do I stop drinking?" is "How do I help someone stop drinking?" Unfortunately, there are no cut-and-dry answers for either of these questions. Every alcoholic is different; not just in how they developed their problem but also in their drinking habits, the extent of their addiction, how well they hide it, and of course, how deeply it impacts others around them. [...]
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