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Drug and Alcohol Use Spikes in Summer

June 24, 2012 in Drug Abuse

Summer DrinkingMembers 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.… Read the rest

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Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Best Solution

June 21, 2012 in Alcoholism

Best Of The Year StickerAlcoholism affects so many people everyday that many studies have shown that those addicts with the greatest success rates after rehab are those that spent time in a long-term alcohol rehabilitation center. The reason for this is because a long-term rehab center for drug and alcohol abuse meets the individualized needs of each person.… Read the rest

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12 Step Survival Guide to Family Events

June 19, 2012 in family, Sobriety

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. … Read the rest

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Addiction to Oxycontin

June 11, 2012 in drug rehab

Battling Against a Pill AddictionOxycontin 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.… Read the rest

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Alcohol Abuse in Women

June 6, 2012 in Alcoholism

Woman in Glass IllustrationMore 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. … Read the rest

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Bath Salts a legal killer drug

June 5, 2012 in drug rehab

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. … Read the rest

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Researching the link between substance abuse and African Americans

June 4, 2012 in Drug Abuse

meth, is it worth a shotThere are many roadblocks in the path of a substance abuser that wants to get better through treatment for drug addiction.  Among the different factors that comprise this path are cultural social ones.  For those coming from an underprivileged background or an alleged minority in the United States, such as the African American community, these factors can play an even greater role in rehab. … Read the rest

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