Introduction: There are many factors that can lead to chemical dependence; a young adult can succumb to a new environment facilitating drug addiction, hanging around “the wrong crowd,” reacting to an emotional or physical trauma, or any number of other reasons. Many parents are faced with some excruciating choices: rehabilitation, incarceration, dislodging the addict from the family home, to name a few. In our experience, drug addiction help for parents can be summed up in…"LIVING WITH A DRUG ADDICT CHILD MOTHERS OF ADDICTS"
Drug Abuse Prevention Program: D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education The use of drugs increases a person’s chances of developing an addiction. Don’t forget, drugs change brain chemistry and this may lead to addiction along with several other severe problems. So, preventing early usage of drugs and / or alcohol could go a considerable way in decreasing these risks. Whenever we can prevent younger people from trying drugs, we could prevent drug dependency. The threat of…"DARE: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Drug Abuse Prevention Program"
How difficult is Recovery from Addiction & Alcoholism Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a long and difficult road for anyone suffering from addiction. The first step is probably the most important, realizing and admitting that one has a problem and need help. The second step would be the detoxification process and/or entering some sort of rehabilitation center. There are several different options for treatment. However, detoxing from the actual drug is of extreme…"Recovery from Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Long Difficult Road"
The Story of Mercy a Recovering Alcoholic, Addict and Addiction Specialist Mercy is a 22-year old ray of hope where she comes from. She gets by rather comfortably, by running print ad campaigns. It’s campaign season. Mercy is wiped out from her part-time job. She has regular meetings with a group of recovering alcoholics and drug users. She’s been working with one of the most affected members of the group for nine months now. It has…"THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY"
Can you die from detoxing from drugs and alcohol? Can you die from detoxing from drug and alcohol? This is a question that rings in the minds of many people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The answers to this question may vary by drug type and the amount used. If you’re alcoholic it is possible to have seizures while detoxing from alcohol. Alcoholic seizures can be horrendous to go through and you should…"Can you die from detoxing from drugs?"
What do the 12 Steps have to do with Spirituality? It’s very common in most twelve step fellowships to have 12 steps to guide you to recovery. The most common 12 step fellowships are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These fellowships have written into the twelfth step “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we carry the message to the alcoholic or addict that still suffers.” There is quite a bit…"What is Spirituality when it relates to recovery? Are you Spiritual?"
What are some fun things to do in South Florida when you’re in recovery? The South Florida recovery scene rocks if you’re really rocking it. I mean let’s get real here; most treatment centers in South Florida don’t really have much to offer in the way of fun in recovery. Most halfway houses in South Florida don’t really offer fun activities to do either. So before you lose all hope in the treatment industry in…"Do you know about having fun in recovery?"
Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors. Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…"Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?"