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Rock Bottom – Do You Really Have to Go There?

You may have heard about rock bottom. It’s the point at which the consequences of having an addiction have reached record levels. While you may have lived with unpleasant fallout resulting from alcohol or drug use for some time, rock bottom can sometimes help you truly acknowledge how difficult things have become. At rock bottom, […]

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Our Violent World Is Especially Dangerous for Children Who Use Drugs or Act Out. What Can We Do About It?

You hear a lot these days about how violence influences our children, and it often seems like horrific news is everywhere we turn. Add to this mix the intense brutality of many video games that are popular with teens and song lyrics that make even progressive parents raise their eyebrows, and it’s no wonder why […]

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The Victim Mentality: Don’t Worry, It’s a Normal Part of Addiction

You may have experienced the phenomenon of the “victim mentality” in a number of different ways with your addicted loved over the years. For those dependent upon drugs and alcohol, this often manifests as not only denying all responsibility for the consequences of their drug use but also twisting the facts so that someone – […]

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Can Early Intervention Circumvent the Need for Drug Rehab?

When discussing the prognosis when drug and alcohol abuse is an issue, most experts will tell you that the earlier your loved one seeks help, the more likely it is that she will make a full recovery. While this is true, there are some notions that many people assume based on this theory, most of […]

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Taking Prescription Drug Abuse Seriously: When to Move Forward with an Intervention

Loss of life due to overdose on prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and others has been a growing problem in the last decade. Estimates from the CDC say that the number of overdose deaths quadrupled in the first 10 years of this century and as many as 125,000 lives were lost during that time. […]

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