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Drugs During Pregnancy [Infographic]

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The creation of life is a beautiful thing, something that nearly all hopeful parents dream about as they grow older. They say men become fathers the minute their child is born, and women become mothers the minute they discover they’re pregnant. But despite those inherent traits of mankind, not every parent is perfect. We all … Continued

Top 5 Things Not to Do During an Intervention

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An intervention can be a powerful tool a family can use to encourage someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol to seek the treatment they need. However, a poorly executed intervention can actually make matters worse. Here are 5 things not to do during an intervention. 1. Don’t plan an intervention without a professional. Television … Continued

Am I Enabling an Addict?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One of the most difficult things to do, especially for a loved one, is to watch them battle addiction. For many of us, our first instinct when seeing someone in trouble, especially for parents, is to help. But many times this “help” is actually hurting – and you could be enabling addictive behavior. How do … Continued

How Interventions Work: Convincing and Consequences

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A rehab intervention effectively demonstrates the depth and severity of substance abuse and drug abuse to someone you love; it can help them get the help they need before it’s too late. Identifying addictive behavior and offering rehab as a solution are the goals of a rehab intervention. It is crucial that an intervention is … Continued

The Chemistry of Addiction: Why Substance Abuse is a Disease

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Addiction to alcohol and drugs can affect anyone, regardless of their race, age, socioeconomic status, education or religious affiliation. Thanks to advances in medical and psychological research, the social stigma attached to substance abuse and addiction are slowly eroding as society becomes more educated and understanding of this disease. And it is a disease…but did … Continued

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