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Tough Love From Parents With Addicted Kids

Tough Love From Parents With Addicted Kids

Amy 10 comments

Every parent’s nightmare teen drug addiction. We all want the best for our kids and we want them to succeed but that is not always the case as drug use and abuse continue to rise, especially among children. Drug-related fatalities are on the rise as well, as dangerous drugs are becoming easier to get. Parents of children with addiction often bail their kids out of any trouble they get into because of the addiction. This is not always the best strategy as children will start to believe that no matter what they do, they will always get bailed out by their parents.Tough love is the term used to describe any act of parenting which results in the child experiencing some kind of negative emotions as part of a learning process and it’s usually very hard for parents to employ.… Read the rest

What is Meth Mouth?

Janice 3 comments
Meth Mouth

Meth mouth is when meth addicts lose their teeth more frequently and rapidly due to the abuse of the substance. This effect is not caused by the drug itself which is what is commonly thought. The drug does not have any corrosive effects. The American Dental Association thinks the condition is caused by a combination of dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, a high calorie diet, and teeth grinding and clenching. Similar, though far less severe symptoms have been reported in clinical use of other amphetamines, where effects are not exacerbated by a lack of oral hygiene for extended periods.

Meth stimulates the sympathetic nervous system,it causes a dop in the acid-fighting saliva and thirst. … Read the rest

Don’t Drink No Matter What!

Amy one comments

One of the phrases I often hear around AA is the phrase “don’t drink no matter what” .  This is a phrase which I feel is misused especially around the newcomers.  The often terrified newcomer is being told to not drink no matter what, at the same time as they are completely baffled and beaten by the fact that they always drank no matter what. If they were happy they drank, if they were sad they drank, if they got a new job they drank, if the lost a job they drank and on and on.  So how on earth do they now do the exact opposite as this phrase suggests. … Read the rest

Drug and Alcohol Use Spikes in Summer

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Summer Drinking

Members of the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force in Portage, MI have created an extensive advertising campaign to try and keep teens from abusing drugs and alcohol in the upcoming summer months. Teen drug and alcohol use tends to rise during the summer months and they are hoping that this campaign will have a positive effect on the people in Kalamazoo County.

During a 12-week period this summer, messages will be put on billboards, the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force Web site and on posters asking a different question mostly of parents. The questions will range from “Do you know where your kids are?” to “Is the driver sober?… Read the rest

12 Step Survival Guide to Family Events

Amy one comments

When our family of origin is a dysfunctional alcoholic family (and let’s face it that is usually the case) spending time with our family as recovering alcoholics can be a scary proposition.  The family of origin issues can be some of the most difficult we have had to deal with in our own recovery and returning to the family — especially if you are the only member in recovery — can create extreme anxiety.  We love our families and it is natural to want to spend time with them, but if it is going to have a negative impact on our own recovery then it may be best to not show up especially if you are in early sobriety.… Read the rest

Addiction to Oxycontin

Janice one comments
Battling Against a Pill Addiction

Oxycontin is a prescription drug that is used for extreme pain. This is pain that is very serious; Oxycontin is normally seen as a last resort pain medication. It is used in patients who have cancer to curb pain and is usually used by prescription only and a doctor will closely monitor the patient. However, without a prescription Oxycontin is highly addictive and its use usually cannot be stopped without the help of addiction treatment.

It can be very difficult to get off of the drugs on your own. People find that they cannot deal with the withdrawal symptoms that come along with the stopping use of the substance.… Read the rest

Bill W. Movie Review

Amy one comments

I went to see the Movie Bill W yesterday and I am still moved by what is an excellent portrayal of this remarkable man.

Bill W. Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

Using old footage and a mix of actors this documentary is very well made. It helped me understand this complex and very human man in a way I had never understood him before despite 15years in this program of AA.  The movie starts with Bill’s childhood and the fact that he was abandoned to live with his grandparents by both of his parents at a very early age.  This had a profound effect on him as it would on any child. … Read the rest

Alcohol Abuse in Women

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Woman in Glass Illustration

More and more research done by those in the medical and healthcare community show there are far greater dangers in drinking for women.  All females in every age bracket demonstrated in a recent study that brain damage is a high risk.  They might be subsuming the same amounts and types of alcohol and at in the same time periods, but the risk still remains.  As a result, alcohol abuse intervention has increased for women and not so much men.

Besides the risks associated with the usual dependence on alcohol, women must endure far greater consequences for their drinking habits no matter how mild they might be. … Read the rest

Schindler’s pissed…Liam Neeson drunk on Irish TV

dylan one comments

I love Liam Neeson but wonder what insanity made him appear on Irish televsion drunk. He sure looks good for somebody turning 60.

Bath Salts a legal killer drug

Amy one comments

It is hard to watch the news or access news online without some new information on the drug bath salts.  A search on Google for “bath salts drug” produces some pretty startling headlines. “Flesh Eating Zombies”, “Killer drug” “Call to make bath salts illegal”


So What is Bath Salts a lethal drug with a very innocent name seems to describe it very well.  This video describes the chemical side of the drug.

So should the drug be banned?. It may help stop its growth but sadly there is always somebody willing to try the “new high” they will obtain it illegally if that is what it takes. … Read the rest

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