10 Questions to Select the Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program for Your Daughter

Different drug and alcohol dependent or addicted patients require different treatment settings based on age, diagnostic profile, maturity of addiction, type of addiction, and gender. This means that there is a dizzying array of drug rehab, and drug and alcohol rehab options available. Selecting the right one for your daughter can seem overwhelming at first. […]

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Principles of Recovery: A Broader Application

For decades, professionals and lay sponsors alike have utilized the “Serenity Prayer” as foundational to recovery from addiction. The prayer reads as follows: “God grant unto me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference” (The Serenity Prayer  – utilized by […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To somone struggling with recovery: Whenever I struggle with recovery I remember how miserable I was in active addiction & even when I was a dry drunk. I was completely self centered. I was hurting others by my actions. I never thought of others, ever. At the end of the day of active addiction was […]

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Internet Addictions: What are they anyway?

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There are many things to be said on the topic of internet and internet addiction. Though there has been recent “buzz” about it and more people are “finding out about it” the reality is that it has been around for quite awhile.  An internet addiction can look different for different people, much like a drug […]

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Overcoming Sexting Addictions

Becky gets home from an awful day at school.  She hates everything about her day.  Her teachers are hard and give her tons of homework.  She feels left out and has very few friends. She wants to get attention from boys, but doesn’t like her body and is convinced that nobody else does either. When she […]

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Screen Addiction: Teens

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It’s easy to mistake normal behaviors for healthy behaviors. Just because everyone is doing something does not mean that it’s without serious consequences. Problems arising from overuse of screen-based technologies typically stem from excessive use leading to isolation, unhealthy relationships, and social and emotional delays, i.e. immaturity.

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Screen Obsessed

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Science is finally confirming with what astute parents have known for decades: too much TV is bad for kids. With the proliferation of other screen-based technologies in addition to TV, opportunities for children and adolescents to disappear into a screen-based alternate universe have only increased.

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Designer Drugs

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Designer drugs are so called because they are designed to get around legal regulation. These substances are typically made from intoxicating compounds that are not currently illegal. The products are deceptively labeled and marketed for purposes other than their intended purpose as an intoxicant. These products are often available at convenience stores, online, or at head shops; adolescents learn about their actual intended use by word of mouth and the internet.

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Household Intoxicants

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Parents and others concerned with the safety of young people do well to understand trends in the use of legal and easily accessed intoxicants. Information can help parents and others detect dangerous substance abuse and, just as importantly, engage their teen with accurate information and informed concern.

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