Drugs & Addictions

Child Neglect: Stop the Cycle By Reporting Suspected Neglect

Child abuse and neglect both leave serious scars behind, but in many cases, it’s harder to identify the signs of neglect. Ensuring that children receive the help that they need quickly increases their chance of healing, breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect. According to the American Humane Association, out of the children who experience

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Suicide Warning Signs: Knowledge That Saves Lives

It is generally advisable to keep an eye on your loved ones who are fighting depression. There are a few warning signs that might help you find out early enough if your loved ones are screaming for help, secretly considering ending their lives. Your awareness of suicide warning signs will give you a chance to

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Crisis Intervention

When discussing “crisis intervention”. a counselor needs to define crisis. A crisis can mean an uncontrolled drug or alcohol problem, depression or bipolar episodes or any number of issues in which a vulnerable person is out of control or cannot comprehend possible periods of imminent danger. A therapeutic crisis intervention can save a person’s life

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What is the Hazelden Foundation?

If you or a loved one has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, it is important the you know what treatment options are available. The Hazelden Foundation is just one example, but it’s a pretty major one. The Hazelden Foundation (also known as the “Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation”) is a non-profit organization focused on the

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Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

Anyone who is an addict can tell you, if you question whether you have an addictive personality, you probably do. To be sure, towards the end of this article a simple addictive personality test uncovers addictive personality traits that characterize addictive personality disorder. It is important for everyone to know what an addictive personality is

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The Shocking Trend of the Alcohol Vaporizer

A new trend that has been emerging in recent years is smoking or inhaling alcohol instead of drinking it via an Alcohol Vaporizer. Alcohol inhalation is done by consuming alcoholic beverages or some type of ethanol directly into the respiratory system. This is often done with a type of vaporizing device. While there are some

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Are Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer?

Regardless of the generation, teenagers, and others have always found a way to get “high”. This high has included sniffing glue, smoking incense, swallowing mouthwash, drinking rubbing alcohol and drinking hand sanitizer. These substitutes for getting drunk or high signal a potential addiction problem and should not be ignored. If you, or your child are

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Drug Trafficking in the United States

Trafficking drugs in 2014, whether it is heroin, cocaine, marijuana or hallucinogens, has exploded into a billion dollar industry. Americans spend over $65 billion every year on illegal drugs while the government and the DEA or Drug Enforcement Administration works 24/7 trying to keep the drugs from passing through the borders. Once they are in the U.S., they disappear

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Can You get a Nicotine Overdose?

Can You get a Nicotine Overdose? Nicotine is a substance found in tobacco and tobacco-related products such as cigars, cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. It is also found in so-called “smoking cessation” products such as nicotine gum, sprays, and e-cigarettes. Despite its prevalence in so many products, however, nicotine is a substance that is controlled by

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Withdrawal Symptoms of All Kinds

It’s hard for someone with an addiction to leave it, mainly because, well, it’s an addiction. Similarly to popular belief, addiction can have physical and mental influences in the addict, and when the addict tries to quit, these influences punish them severely, making the process incredibly hard. These influences express themselves through symptoms, named withdrawal

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