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  • Helping Your Children with Peer Pressure - Pressure is defined as “the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something” while a peer group is “a group of people of approximately the same age, status or interests.”  Chances are you felt peer pressure as a child. Same for today’s kids. A vital thing to understand is that it usually comes from a group, not just one other child. It can also come from brothers and sisters, “cooler” older kids, friends’ households, and from within the child’s own home. For this Continue Reading
  • What is Alcohol? The Complete Guide to the History, Effects, and Dangers - Alcohol (also called ethanol or ethyl alcohol) is a colorless volatile flammable liquid produced by fermentation and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, liquor, and other beverages. Fermentation is a process by which yeast is used to break down sugars (from fruits, grains, and other foods) into alcohol. Liquor is produced by the further process of distillation. Wine comes from grapes, beer from barley, cider from apples, vodka from potatoes or other plants, whiskey from barley or rye, etc. Alcohol Is a Drug After Continue Reading
  • Dangers of Mixing Ativan and Alcohol - Getting help doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. Even someone suffering from mixing Ativan and alcohol together are able to get the help they need to overcome their addiction problems. According to NewsUSA, "While some 18 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence, only one in eight receives treatment. Poor diagnosis may play a role in people being undertreated."  This is also why the abuse continues to get worse or even evolve over time. Most people that abuse drugs or alcohol Continue Reading
  • The 17 Most Misunderstood Facts About Drug Rehab - Most people realize that rehab is a process that helps someone overcome addiction, but they know very little about what takes place in the facilities. Their knowledge about rehab is often based on what they saw in a movie. This lack of knowledge has helped create a significant number of misunderstood facts about drug rehab and caused some addicts to avoid getting the treatment they desperately need.  Some of these misconceptions are surprising, given that there is an abundance of information that debunks all of them. Continue Reading
  • 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Addiction - If we are going to increase awareness and understanding about substance abuse, the first thing to do is let go of our outdated misconceptions about addiction.  These misconceptions also cause many addicts to avoid getting the treatment they need. Today, according to NIAAA, only about 2.5 million of 22.7 million addicts get professional help for their addictions. What Are the Most Common Misconceptions About Addiction? Undoubtedly, fear, guilt, financial problems, and mistaken beliefs about the effectiveness of treatment all affect a person's decision to pursue recovery.  So, Continue Reading
  • When a Family Member Doesn’t Want Help for Addiction - When someone struggles with a substance use disorder, that person is generally not the only one who suffers. Family members and other loved ones also suffer because they often do not know how to help. In 2014, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled with substance use disorder of some kind. With those numbers, chances are good someone in your family is struggling. Here are three ways to help a family member that doesn't want help for addiction. Be Prepared to Help Just Continue Reading
  • When You are Battling Alcoholism with No Support System - When you are battling alcoholism with no support system, it feels like a dark cloud is following you everywhere you go, hanging over your head until you feel like it will crush you. You are not alone. A recent study found that one out of every eight adult Americans is struggling with alcoholism. It's easy to obtain and it's affordable. Once you are hooked, it is irresistible. If you try to quit, it is only going to drag you back in. Battling alcoholism will make Continue Reading
  • How Do I Learn to Live Sober After Being High for So Long? - How do you learn to live sober when you have lived most of your adult life high either on drugs or alcohol? It's not easy to do. If you are lucky enough to get help and overcome drug or alcohol addiction through a treatment program in a  rehabilitation facility, you will start a new life.  Once you leave rehab, you start your new life of sobriety with much self-doubt and sometimes even fear. You are fearful that you will not be able to make it Continue Reading
  • Will Staging an Intervention Help My Addicted Loved One? - If you seem to have tried everything to get your addicted loved one to go to rehab for treatment and nothing has worked, maybe it is time for you to try staging an intervention. Staging an intervention might be your last attempt at getting your loved one to see that they indeed do need professional help for their addiction. When a family member has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it affects the entire family in many ways. Is it possible that you are enabling Continue Reading
  • Transitioning to Life After Drug Addiction: Avoiding Relapse After Rehab - You have completed a treatment program in an inpatient addiction rehabilitation facility. Now you are faced with transitioning to your new life of sobriety without being in a structured and safe environment. Facing your new life can be a time of self-doubt and worry. Will you be able to avoid the temptation that is sure to pop up and can you avoid triggers which may make you want to use drugs again? Here, we will discuss some tips for avoiding relapse after rehab in an Continue Reading

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