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Date archive: November 2010

Stimulants for College Students

There is a lot of pressure placed on students to perform well in school. Of course, there are many college students that drink away their college years and either drop out or have a hard time learning what they need to know. But for those that are in college to get an education and prepare…

5 Things to Be Thankful for, Despite an Addiction

At this time of year, when everyone is talking about all that they have and what they are thankful for, it may be difficult for some of us to feel very thankful. Maybe substance abuse has ruined our lives or the life of a loved one, and maybe we aren’t really very content with where…

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…

What to Expect during an Admissions Process

Entering treatment for a substance abuse addiction can be a scary thing. But taking the first step and scheduling an appointment, or looking into facilities is a good start. It helps to know what to expect when entering a treatment program. Each facility will have its own admissions process, but you can expect most of…

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…

Sterilizing Addicts?

Everyone likes to voice their opinion at one time or another. A program that is causing quite a debate is addressing this question: Should drug addicts be encouraged to permanently give up their ability to have children? The debate has many people voicing their opinions. Project Prevention Those that say yes to this question are…

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…

Veterans Day 2010

As we celebrate Veterans Day this week, let’s keep in mind all the sacrifices the men and women in our military have made for our freedom. Not only do they put their family and life on hold to fight for us, but they take on the long term risks of doing so. Our veterans and…

Hoarders

Some popular new tv shows let viewers into the homes of hoarders. These hit shows, found in different forms on different networks, bring to light a not so well-known type of addiction. Compulsive hoarding is defined as the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. People who hoard do so for…

Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are all the rage right now, with everyone from college students, to parents, to hardworking employees drinking them for a little extra energy. While the health risks and benefits to some of these drinks may be debatable, a new kind of drink is going through much scrutiny right now. Alcoholic energy drinks are…

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