Month: June 2009

Accountability

Accountability is the “willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions”. In my active addiction, not only did I lack accountability, I sought at any and all costs to avoid it. I did not want to be held accountable for my whereabouts on any given day, for what lies I told to cover my tracks and […]

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Adolescents and Dangerous Behaviors

Now that it’s summer, do you know what your kids are up to? With more free time on their hands, and possibly less supervision from parents, this is the time when many teens first start experimenting with dangerous behaviors, many of which can eventually lead to drug or alcohol abuse. Drug-Like Behavior Teens now use […]

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The Government’s Responsibility for Substance Abuse Treatment

Everyone’s talking about the economy lately, and all levels of government are working on balancing their budgets in this time of crisis. Many advocates are asking for more money for a variety of causes, including law enforcement and medical treatment for those with drug or alcohol problems. While it sounds like a good idea to […]

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10 Reasons not to try Meth

Methamphetamine is a crystalline powder that can be dissolved in alcohol or water and taken orally, snorted, injected, or smoked. It gives the user a high because it causes the brain to release high levels of dopamine. It is a commonly used illegal drug in our country, and like all illicit drugs, there are many […]

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Religious Substance Abuse Treatment

Many people today are unhappy. Some are worried about their finances, some are worried about their jobs, some are overworked, and some have bad relationships with family members. It is times like these that we see many people turn to alcohol or drugs to deal with their stress. It is also times like these that […]

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