Month: November 2010

Animal Therapy

There are a variety of treatment programs that are used to help someone overcome addiction. One of these approaches is animal therapy, and a handful of centers across the country offer it. Animal Therapy Today Animal assisted therapy was first used in the 1800s. At that time animals would sit by a sick or injured […]

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The Drug Lord's Son

Many children, unfortunately, find themselves part of a drug dealing family. Often times, these kids are victims of crime, neglect, and an unstable life. Drug dealers’ children find themselves in danger and surrounded by drugs and violence, no matter how hard the parent tries to protect them. Sometimes these children know no other way of […]

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Winning Essay for Recovery Month 2010

Congratulations to Afeefa A. the winner of our Student Essay Contest! She and her family were treated to 4 luxury tickets to see the Miami Heat play at American Airlines Arena on November 9th (SEE PICS BELOW!). Afeefa is a very bright high school freshman from Hollywood Florida. Afeefa impressed us with her deep understanding […]

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Social Structure and Substance Abuse

A study done by Wake Forest University School of Medicine looked into the relationship between stress and drug use. The study grouped monkeys together for a time, until a social structure was established, consisting of dominant and subordinate monkeys. The monkeys, when put in a stressful social situation, were then given access to both food […]

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