Wednesday March 12, 2014
Why do most addicted individuals need professional treatment to stay clean and sober? Why can't they just quit on their own? How long does treatment last? Get the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about drug and alcohol treatment. Read more...
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Tuesday March 11, 2014
Americans spend an estimated $100 billion annually to purchase illegal cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine, according to the Obama Administration. Between 2000 and 2010, people in the United State spent probably $1 trillion on those four illicit drugs alone, researchers say.
While spending through the decade remain steady, the study found a shift away from cocaine use and toward more marijuana use. Read More...
Friday March 7, 2014
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those around them. The following self-assessment tests can help you determine whether or not it may be time to get help.
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Thursday March 6, 2014
With drugged driving a growing problem and more employers beginning to test for drug use, the length of time a drug will remain detectable in a person's system has become important information for everyone involved. The problem is there are many variables that can affect how long some drugs stay in the system, making exact timetables impossible. See details...
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Wednesday March 5, 2014
On Jeffrey writes, "November 7, 2009 I decided that I wanted to die. I was alienated from my wife (still am) because of a suicidal rage I was in a week prior because of excessive drinking. I drank all week and for some reason I decided that November 7 would be my last day on earth." Read more...
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Tuesday March 4, 2014
Alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of disease and injury worldwide, behind only high blood pressure and smoking tobacco. Alcohol has become the third most harmful cause of disease in spite of the fact that less than half of the population of the Earth consumes alcohol.
Alcohol's percentage of the global health burden is large and still growing, researchers say. Read More...
Thursday February 27, 2014
Many teens today have been told by their peers that, unlike underage drinking and marijuana use, using and sharing prescription drugs is legal. But the truth is just because you get them out of your mother's medicine cabinet, doesn't make it legal to use, carry or give away those pain pills. Read more...
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Most parents just do not want to believe that their children will become involved in the use of drugs, prescription or illegal. It's one of the myths surrounding teen prescription drug abuse: it won't happen to my child. But statistic tell a different story. Read more...
Tuesday February 25, 2014
Have you ever tried a family intervention with someone who has an addiction? We would like to hear your experience, whether it worked as you planned it or not. Use our reader response form to let use know what went right or what went wrong with your intervention. Read more...
Thursday February 20, 2014
Do you know someone who hides their drinking from those closest to them? Have you ever seen anyone go out of their way to cover up how much they drink? Is this a sign that they have a drinking problem? You bet it is! Read more...