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The Benefits of Family Drug Counseling

When a person suffers from substance abuse and addiction, the actions of the addict place immense strain on personal relationships. Eventually, it starts to take a serious toll not only on the addict, but on family members, too.  While relationship and communication problems within a family are sometimes the root of addiction, eventually, the addict…

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Understanding Addiction: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the “nurture vs nature” debate. The question seems simple, but the answers they found were anything but simple.  Some of this ambiguity stems…

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking? Although there isn’t much in the way of research as to what happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol, recent studies showed surprising results. In a study performed by Professor Moore and the Royal Free team, the team looked at the effects of a…

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The Most Commonly Abused Medications

We Explore the Most Commonly Abused Medications and Examine Treatment Since addiction often begins with a legitimate prescription, we look at the most commonly abused medications and how to find treatment. We’ve all heard the term “gateway drugs,” but what we’re really talking about here is more of the path toward addiction. Each of these…

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How to Talk to Somebody You Love About Getting Treatment for Their Addiction

It’s always a challenge to talk to someone you love about getting treatment for their addiction. Here are some things to help ensure the greatest chance of success. When someone you love has a drug problem and there are clear signs and symptoms of an addiction, the next step is talking to them about treatment.…

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Advice For Parents Whose Child Is Addicted

Advice for Families of Drug Addicts When a child becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, parents often feel helpless. The pain is profound and the frustration mounts over time. Parents worry about the consequences to their child’s health, the impact on their personal relationships, their schooling or their jobs. As the addiction escalates, addiction can…