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The Alumni Program, An Effective Way to Help Beat Addiction

The first step to overcoming alcohol dependence or drug addiction is obvious. You should get professional help from a quality treatment facility sooner than later. But what about the next step, the one that follows initial treatment? The recovery process is a life-long and difficult pursuit. Therefore, many recovering addicts find both hope and comfort…

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A Parent’s Role in Adolescent Addiction

Everywhere that adolescents look on television, on billboards, in magazines, on the Internet, and the radio, they see messages about alcohol, sex, and drugs. They are constantly being exposed to these messages and are impacted by what they see, read, and hear. The things adolescents see in their every day lives may negatively affect their…

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Why Adolescents are the Most Vulnerable to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Dealing with an addiction in a friend or family member is difficult no matter what the situation. When that friend or family member is an adolescent, however, the difficulty and sadness may increase many times over. Many parents find themselves in this situation, especially if the kids are teenagers or college-aged. Parents can be torn…

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Five Myths About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, undisputedly, is one of the most addictive street drugs and is derived from the coca plant. Nearly 25 million Americans report using cocaine at least once. This illustrates the addictive power of cocaine. While cocaine is of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse vary. It is important to be aware…