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Dangerous Drugs to Keep on Alert for Indiana University

Post high-school life is new and very exciting. Teenagers leave the safety of their homes and families to go out to meet new people, learn, and experience new things. A major theme of college/university life is the experimentation with mind altering substances. Many teenagers go off to college and get exposed to new things they
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Youth Drug Trends and Movements at Indiana University

Drug abuse and addiction is a growing issue in the United States. It seems that every year, youth drug abuse continues to climb. While in some areas drug abuse has seen a decline, others have exponential growth. Studies continue to produce results on the youth drug trends and movements in the nation. The Indiana University
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College Drug Use on Indiana Campuses

Drug use in the United States has been on a gradual climb over the course of the last several decades. At times, it spikes and drops, but its rise remains relatively stable. Many individuals experience or experiment with drugs during their teenage years. Often times it is after the age of 15, with the majority
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Is it Possible to Force an Addict into Rehab?

Drug addiction is a very difficult and chaotic problem to deal with. Getting an addict the help they need can be even more challenging. Rehabilitation can be viewed negatively because it reminds the addict of a time they felt the pain and trauma of withdrawal. Family and friends try anything they possibly can to get
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Should Families of a Drug Addict Cut Them Off Financially?

Throughout the country, families are struggling with a loved one who has a drug addiction. Millions of families every year suffer from the problems that accompany drug addiction. The physical, mental, emotional, and financial damage that is caused can be devastating. Several families suffer from scars that never truly heal. Getting a drug addict help
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Substance Abuse Problems from Family Members of Adults

It is common knowledge that substance abuse not only affects the individual abusing drugs, but all those around them. In particular, the family of a drug addict is significantly affected by their drug abuse. In the past, there have been studies that show the damage that families can have on their own, which can result
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Pregnancy More Likely in Teens that Smoke, Drink, and Use Drugs

The statement “when it rains it pours” describes how things can always get worse and that bad incidents are rarely singular occurrences. When teenagers get into trouble, it is a result of several poor decisions. Researchers are constantly trying to find links between unwanted behavior and what causes them. Psychiatry researchers at Washington University School
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What to do with A Drug User in the Home

In 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services reported that more than 23 million people over the age of 12 were in need of special treatment for addiction. In the United States, families are dealing with the problems of addiction daily. Thankfully, there are thousands of drug and alcohol treatment centers and a plethora
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What to Say When A Parent Drinks Too Much Alcohol

If you are a child of an alcoholic parent life can be very tough. The turmoil caused by parental drinking has immense effects on the development of a child. Children often feel over stimulated because they are trying not to create any added problems. Stress and depression are almost guaranteed consequences from the increased tension
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What Makes a Rehab the Right One

There are thousands of drug rehabs available in the country and many more worldwide. Discovering the one that is right for you is a very difficult thing to do. Lots of addicts unsuccessfully complete rehab programs everyday, but how are they to know which one is right for them? This is a very complex question,
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What Heroin Addicts Say About their Addiction

Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive drug that is damaging people and communities worldwide. It is an opiate that can be smoked, snorted or injected, as known as: Junk, Smack, H, Brown Sugar, Horse, Skag, Nose Dros, Thunder, Big H and Hell Dust. The sensation that someone feels after injecting heroin are so intense
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Underage Drinking Amongst Teens a Growing Concern

Underage drinking is the action of consuming alcohol before you reach the age of twenty-one. Underage drinking is becoming a growing concern for parents, communities, and the nation as a whole. Consuming alcohol is attracting many developing teens who do not know the damage they are causing in the own health, lives, families, and communities.
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The Options That Families Have With a Drug User In The Home

Drug use, abuse and addiction are complex problems that can subtly but steadily destroy an individual’s health, relationships, and life.  Unfortunately, the individual himself is not the only one who suffers the damaging effects of drug use, as his family members and friends can also be affected.  The drug user himself is often completely unaware
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When Substance Abuse Turns Into Long-Term Addiction

An individual who is suffering from long-term drug addiction problems often has little semblance of a normal life.  They often suffer from poor physical, mental and emotional health, have few, if any, true and friendly relationships with others, are disconnected from family members and wallow in self-pity and despair.  In fact, many individuals who suffer
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What Changes Should Be Made During Addiction Treatment

Drug abuse and addiction are complex problems that can only be resolved with thorough rehabilitation treatment that aids the individual in addressing and resolving all of the causes and effects of drug use.  At some point in the individual’s life, he encountered some difficult life event that he either didn’t want to deal with or
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What Does a Biophysical Substance Abuse Program Do

One of the common misconceptions about substance abuse and addiction is that an individual can simply abstain from drug use for a period of time, perhaps receive some counseling therapy, and be successfully restored to a healthy, happy and productive future. The truth is that full and lasting recovery from substance abuse and addiction problems
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