Archive: Alcohol, Blog, Teens

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8th, 2016

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (or NCADD) is an organization devoted to educating communities and raising awareness and offering support through recovery. By informing people of the risks involved with alcohol abuse and alcoholism, they hope to encourage responsible choices when it comes to your health. In April, this mission is carried […]

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Can I Take College Courses During A Drug Rehab Stay?

January 20th, 2016

The Answer Is… Yes! Drug rehabilitation is designed as a way to improve your life and is in no way a punishment. As a result, rehab centers are more than happy to let you continue taking college courses during a rehabilitation stay. Obviously, this is going to be a challenge as you go through detoxification […]

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What Kind Of Addiction Treatment Options Are There For College Students?

September 9th, 2015

The statistics surrounding college addiction are troubling: in 2013, 36 percent of college students used marijuana, 35 percent said they enjoyed binge drinking, and nearly 11 percent admitted to using stimulants. The actual rate of addiction among these students is harder to gauge since so many of them will go through college without ever admitting […]

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How To Get Someone Court-Ordered Rehab

September 4th, 2015

People who have committed a drug-related crime can often be court-ordered into rehabilitation. This option is commonly sought by people who wish to avoid serving time in jail or prison and is only possible with non-violent crimes. Using this technique requires getting them to plead guilty or make a deal with the prosecuting attorney. It […]

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Trading One Addiction For Another: Do Drug Rehab Centers Put Patients On Prescription Drugs?

July 27th, 2015

Drug Replacement Therapy People undergoing drug replacement therapy are prescribed a medication which simulates the substance from which they suffer dependency. It is prescribed by a doctor and can be distributed in two ways: inpatient or outpatient procedures. Inpatient drug replacement therapy requires staying at the facility while outpatient therapy lets the patient return home. […]

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Hold Your Breath: New Drug Test Offers Alternative To Traditional Testing Methods

July 13th, 2015

Benefits Of Breath Drug Testing Traditionally, drug tests have been carried out using urine, saliva and blood samples. However, these kinds of tests have been regarded as inconvenient and a violation of privacy. Exhaled breath, on the other hand, seems to be a promising alternative – as it’s easier to collect, non-invasive, less prone to […]

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New Club Drug: Poppers

July 10th, 2015

The term “poppers” refers to a group of drugs related to the chemical class alkyl nitrite. Its traditional form as a recreational substance is amyl nitrite, although recently a number of other variations have burst onto the scene, such as isobutyl nitrite and isopropyl nitrite. Since its discovery in 1844, amyl nitrite has been known […]

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Will Drug Rehab Fix My Son Or Daughter?

June 9th, 2015

Having a child who is suffering from drug addiction is a difficulty that no parent wants to endure. Your son or daughter is going through something that you may not fully understand, but you, as well, are taking on the nightmare that is drug addiction, while your child persists in dependency. Your child’s illness may […]

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Common Legal Consequences Resulting From Drug And Alcohol Abuse

June 8th, 2015

The 5 Primary Factors The Criminal Justice System Bases Legal Consequences: Crimes committed relating to the possession or the sale of a substance Crimes related to obtaining a substance (including forging prescriptions, stealing money to buy drugs, etc.) Accessory charges Physical or sexual assaults related to substance use Damage to people and/or property while under […]

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Abusing ADHD Drugs And Eating Disorders

May 14th, 2015

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that commonly manifests during childhood. A child that exhibits ADHD symptoms may suffer with them throughout their entire life. Children who have this disorder have difficulty concentrating, focusing on a task and maintaining attention. They are easily distracted, act without thinking, forget easily, and more. This […]

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The Impact Of Parental Drug And Alcohol Abuse On Children

April 15th, 2015

When parents abuse drugs and alcohol, the likelihood of their children becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol more than quadruples. Within the United States, more than 20 million children reside in households where at least one parent abuses drugs or alcohol. These children are more likely to suffer from emotional and physical trauma, likely to […]

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Alcohol And Your Body Infographic

January 22nd, 2015

Taking into account the ways in which alcohol intake affects the body, with specific insight toward responses of the mind, physical being, and expected aftermath of elevated consumption. An understanding of alcohol use, standard units of intake, blood alcohol levels, legal drinking limits, and the metabolic differentiation of men and women. Learn more about the […]

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