Month: July 2010

Drink Less Alcohol

“So you don’t think you have a drinking problem? Prove it.” How many times have we felt like saying this to someone? How many people should have said this to us? During the remainder of the summer, we’d like to issue a challenge: Stop drinking so much. Too Much Drinking Our society has glamorized alcohol to the […]

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Overmedicated Kids

Our children are exposed to more medication today than ever before. It’s sad when kids grow up thinking that taking a pill will solve all their problems, or will help them have a good time. Some parents are too quick to give their kids medication, even to the point of overmedicating. There are many tragic […]

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Helping Adult Children with an Addiction

As parents, we never want to see our children suffer, and it doesn’t change as they get older. Adult children that suffer with addiction do so because of choices they make in their lives, and it can negatively impact their whole family. A grown drug addict child can demand just as much attention and resources […]

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Raves and Ecstasy

Young people’s use of drugs such as Ecstasy is increasing, despite warnings about such substances. Ecstasy is commonly seen in bars, at concerts, and at raves, and its popularity today suggests the message of its danger is not getting across. Ecstasy is a hallucinogen and a stimulant that is often smuggled into the U.S from […]

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Treating Criminals

The debate over whether we should offer treatment or punishment to drug-motivated criminals is still causing a stir. There are many people that support treating addicts that have committed crimes, but just as many people feel we should not give these people any special care. Drug Related Crime There are an estimated 2.3 million inmates […]

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4 Ways to Prevent Relapse

One of the fears many people have when going into rehab is fear of relapse. In fact, the risk of relapse is sometimes enough to keep a person from getting help in the first place, or to keep family members from trying to get their loved one into treatment. No one wants to fail, and […]

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