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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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13 Aug
Life After Rehab: Preventing A Relapse No matter how someone gets here, early recovery for any addict can be a scary place. Life for the addict is changing and there is no clear path to take. For people exiting a rehabilitation program, the fear of relapse is high, because while in the program they were safe from coming face to face with their substance. Rates of relapse are high for all addicts, but a few things [...]
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09 Aug
Addiction and Mental Illness: A Molotov Cocktail of Immense Proportions Have you drunk alcohol in the past 24 hours? Are you addicted to drugs? Do you want to kill yourself?” These were the questions asked of Eric Walton by the officer who booked him at the local police station for violently attacking his father. Eric was 11 years old. His parents viewed jail as the last resort for dealing with him. Having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Eric spent most [...]
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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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01 Aug
The Dangers of Cocaine Addiction Derived from leaves of the coca plant, cocaine is a stimulant that elevates dopamine levels to create a feeling of euphoria and increased energy. It is a highly addictive drug that creates a sense of false confidence and invincibility that can lead to irrational decisions and delusional thoughts that could be harmful. Although it sometimes comes in tablet form, cocaine is usually sold as a powder that resembles white flour. [...]
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31 Jul
Understanding Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse and Treatment Options Recognized by the World Health Organization and most government health departments as a disease, addiction devastates the lives of thousands of people worldwide each year. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, about 21% of Canada’s population will meet the criteria for addiction in their lifetime, with alcohol being the most commonly abused substance. Drug addiction is a substance use disorder that is hard to overcome. It can impact [...]
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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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