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The following article describes the various resources available to support families of addicts and alcoholics and contains valuable information about signs and symptoms of addiction, as well as some things family members and other loved ones can do to help.  Addiction is a complicated disease which affects the entire family system, and families need to find recovery from the unmanageability addiction has wrought in their lives in much the same way as addicts, alcoholics, dual Read More
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07November

Family Roles

When addiction becomes a problem for an individual, it is not just the individual’s problem. The family is always effected by the addiction, as well as any close friends, work and school relationships, financial health and leagal staus.  Addiction has widespread effects, but there are some major effects within the family and certain ways in which the family may react when addiction is within the home. The following article explains the various roles assumed by Read More
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07November

Self Forgiveness

Self Forgiveness Is self-forgiveness just another form of self-indulgence? Or is self-forgiveness the best healing strategy for both those we love and ourselves? Many who have tried, come to the uncomfortable realization that self-forgiveness can be as or sometimes even more challenging than forgiving another person. When we contemplate self-forgiveness we can get snagged up on all sorts of warring emotions that block our ability to release ourselves from the grip of our own self-loathing. Read More
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Addiction and Thanksgiving – When Addiction Spirals Out of Control Addiction is an unmanageable and progressive disease on its own in the everyday life of an addict, but around Thanksgiving when families come together, addictions of every kind quickly spiral out of control. Addiction is usually not the main problem in any given addict’s life, but rather a symptom of it. Addiction that results from compulsive use of a substance or engagement in an activity Read More
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07November

Fake Pot Ban

The Newest Drug War Frontline: Feds move to Ban Fake Pot Products   WASHINGTON The Drug Enforcement Agency publicly announced its plans on Wednesday to use its emergency powers to ban fake pot products for at least one year. This move comes directly on the heels of similar legislation enacted by 14 states nationwide and pending legislation in 6 other states. Synthetic pot products such as those marketed under brand names like K2, Spice, Red Read More
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Feds Pull Popular Pain Killer Darvocet Off the Market WASHINGTON The United States Food & Drug Administration has announced that the popular prescription drugs Darvon and Darvocet have been voluntarily pulled off the American market.  This move came after pressure from the FDA on the drug’s maker Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals to pull the drug, although no official mandates came down to enforce the FDA’s request. Darvon and Darvocet are branded versions of the painkiller propoxyphene; an Read More
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Drinking & the Holidays: Some things to Consider It’s the holiday season again, and many households are stocking up on wine, beer, liquor and eggnog.  Christmas and the New Year are great reasons for us to celebrate, and after a year as difficult as the last one has been for all of us, we could all probably use some quality time with friends and loved ones, a nice reprieve from work, and maybe even a Read More
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Is addiction ruling your relationship? Valentine’s reflections: When and how to intervene to save your sweetheart Are you questioning a loved one’s behavior, wondering if it’s evolved into addiction? Often those closest to the person succumbing to life-threatening behaviors are the last to recognize it. Celebrity life-coach, human behavior expert and author Dr. Patrick Wanis offers clear signs that you need to take action and advice on how to proceed. With a Ph.D. in Health Read More
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Many do not understand drugs and how they work on the body. As a result, teens often do not believe that recreational drug use can lead to teen addiction in very little time. Teens need to understand what drugs do in the body and how an addiction starts. Start by thinking about something that makes you happy. When this occurs, your limbic system kicks in and you feel pleasure naturally. You work to increase these Read More
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According to recent news reports on a new United States government study, the epidemic of substance abuse has reached critical levels among our nation’s workforce. Almost 1 in 10 full-time workers report having a serious drug or alcohol condition in the past year. This poses a serious risk for not only the individuals suffering from substance abuse but the entire American economy. Among the serious issues addressed in this study involve the high levels at Read More
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