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19 Aug
When Youthful Dreams Become Nightmares: The Tragedy Of Teenage Addiction They say aging and death are the great equalizers. They don’t discriminate. Drug addiction should join the list. It is present in all walks of life. It doesn’t care about race, creed, gender, status, or age. Or if you’re the son of a mega-rich hotelier. Gary Mendell lost his son Brian to opioid abuse disorder in 2011, when Brian died by suicide. Mendell admitted that he hadn't [...]
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16 Aug
Marijuana Addiction Quiz The dangers of cannabis use disorder are frequently underestimated, especially in places where possession and use of the drug has been legalized. After all, if it’s legal, it can’t be that bad, right? The increasing use of marijuana as medication adds further to the perception of weed being both harmless and non-addictive. The reality, of course, is that misuse of almost every legal substance can cause problems. Even [...]
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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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14 Aug
Doorway to the Unknown: How To Tell If A Loved One Might Be Addicted Names have been changed to protect the identity of the interviewees. A Family Consumed By Addiction Simone stared at the curious fresh welts on Peter’s arms and legs. These were not the marks she was used to. They looked like lots of tiny spikes. The bruises she viewed as “normal” were from automotive fan belts. She wondered what could have caused these new ones, so she asked her older [...]
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29 Apr
How to Stage an Intervention That Works What's your worst nightmare? If you're reading this article, you're probably living it. Having your child, who you've loved and cared for, become addicted to drugs is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. You feel powerless. They're not listening to love or reason - and you've tried every combination of the two. Now you need help staging an intervention because it feels like the only thing left [...]
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09 Jan
Family, I Have a Problem: What Can I Say to My Loved Ones About My Addiction? What Can I Say to My Loved Ones About My Addiction?Are you ready to take on your problem first hand? If you have the clarity to bring up your addiction to your family, you absolutely need to. But what can I say?A large part of the human condition is craving interaction with others. Without communication, we become isolated, introverted and depressed. As an addict, communication with loved ones [...]
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01 Sep
Educator’s Guide To Substance Abuse Education Drug education in the classroom can be a very important protective factor when it comes to helping youth make healthy decisions when it comes to substance related decisions.  For teachers, this requires honest and factual dialogue for this education to be effective.  The environment that the teachers create must be supportive.  Having an environment that youth can feel comfortable expressing themselves in can increase information preservation.In the classroom setting, [...]
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13 Mar
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)With the Valentine’s Day death of 14-year-old Chloe Kotval or the December 31st death of 18-year-old Teslin Russell still stinging in the collective hearts of parents in the nations’ capital; what remains painstakingly obvious is that the opioid crisis in this country is showing no signs of decreasing. Opioid use, misuse and abuse is killing Canadians. They are easily accessible.  [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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10 Jan
Can I Treat Myself, Or Do I Go To Rehab For Drug Addiction? One of the biggest questions someone who wants to quit using drugs has is "How can a rehab treat drug addiction?" Some people feel too far gone. Others have seen friends and family go through rehab only to relapse and think it's pointless. Recovery is never beyond redemption; you can find a rehab that offers professional treatments for specific drug addictions and that can assist during withdrawals to get you [...]
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