Archive for the ‘Prevention and Enforcement’ Category

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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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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Interventions and College Drinking: What Works

Too often, people expect that there will be a certain amount of binge drinking and experimentation with drugs and other substances when someone heads off to college. In fact, many view drug use among college students as normal and tend to minimize the consequences. The fact is, however, that binge drinking and drug experimentation – […]

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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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Presenting the Evidence: When Your Addicted Loved One Refuses to Admit an Addiction

Have you looked your loved one in the eye after his arrest due to drugs or alcohol, an accident caused by him being under the influence, or a job loss that was a direct consequence of long-term drug abuse or addiction and been faced with his denial that the problem had anything to do with […]

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Types of Rehab FAQ

Get your questions about drug rehab answered before you stage an intervention for your loved one. What Are the Different Types of Rehabilitation Options? There are a number of different options when it comes to addiction treatment services: intensive outpatient care, day treatment programs, and inpatient treatment as well as detox centers. Which Type of […]

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Helping a Spiritual Leader Choose Drug Rehab

Drug addiction can be harmful to anyone’s career but a person who is employed by a religious organization in the capacity of spiritual leader may be less inclined to come forward about a drug or alcohol issue than most people. It doesn’t mean that their problem is less dangerous or less visible. In fact, it […]

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