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Does Your City Influence Your Kids' Drinking Alcohol?

Posted under Alcohol, GHB, Nebraska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Young People

Whether or not your kids turn into drinkers is somewhat dependent on their environment. If your kids’ friends don’t drink, there’s a good chance your kids won’t either. The same applies to the town or city you live in. Is it big on alcohol? If so, your kids are going to have more temptation to more…

Drug News: January 8, 2013

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA UFC commentator Mike Goldberg responds to drug rehab rumors – MMAmania.com Mike Goldberg has broken his silence, responding to drug rehab rumors, revealing he is dealing with a “complicated health issue.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA $1.3 Million Drug Court Program Looks to Help Prescription Drug Abusers – Patch.com A statewide, prescription more…

Drug News: January 2, 2013

Posted under Drug News

ALCOHOL – USA Marine Corps attacks alcohol abuse – Union-Tribune San Diego The Marines have redefined any drinking on the job as alcohol abuse – even having a beer with lunch. Same goes with hard partying the night before reporting for duty. The implication is zero tolerance of alcohol abuse, just like the military’s long-standing more…

Did Drugs or Alcohol Ruin Your Christmas?

Posted under Addiction Help

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Christmases ruined because of drugs or alcohol. Sons or daughters who arrived high, get high during the Christmas celebrations, or leave early so they can get some drugs. Parents or kids who drink and either get depressed or confrontational, or are just too drunk to talk more…

Are My Kids on Drugs? How Can I Tell?

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

Did you know that kids have usually been taking drugs for two years before their parents find out? In this day and age, when the drugs are more dangerous than ever before, that two years could be the difference between life and death. Obviously, the smart thing to do is find out sooner so you more…

Lindsay Lohan’s Dad Worried She’ll Die Without Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help

If I were Lindsay’s dad, I’d be worried about the same thing. Just when she’s started to make some headway on getting her career and life back, she’s in trouble again. One step forward, two steps back, over and over and over again. Lindsay’s been arrested many times for alcohol and drug-related offenses, including 2 more…

Methadone Is Worse Than Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Heroin, Methadone, Opiates

People sometimes go onto methadone temporarily to help them get off heroin. But rarely do they actually get off the methadone. In fact, methadone is so hard to stop taking that many addiction help facilities won’t even accept people who are taking it. Why Do People Take Methadone to Quit Heroin? Using methadone to help more…

Mom Whose Son Overdosed Finds that Other Parents Were Getting High with the Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Young People

Can we depend on other parents to keep our kids safe? As parents, we depend on other parents to help keep our kids safe. But a recent story from a mom who lost her son to a fatal overdose proved that we have to keep an eye on other parents as well. Her son had more…

How to Keep Your Kids Away from Drugs and Alcohol at University

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Young People

Going to university isn’t what it used to be. Now, instead of worrying about grades and being excited for their kids’ future, parents have to worry about alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. How can you help your kids stay on the straight and narrow so they can attend graduation instead of being in a treatment more…

Getting Addiction Help May Be Easier Than You Think

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Methamphetamine

Looking for help with someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol can be pretty overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of drug rehab facilities, and nearly as many different methods of rehab, that it’s almost impossible for someone who is not an expert to figure out what to do. The easy solution is calling more…

NASCAR’s AJ Allmendinger Completes Drug Rehab – Back in the Game

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

It always hurts to see an athlete caught up in alcohol or drugs. Really, there aren’t that many professional athletes out there, and it often ruins their careers. But AJ Allmendinger, after having tested positive, has now been through drug rehab and is reinstated with NASCAR. Fans will love that! There are probably very few more…

Is ‘Once and Addict Always an Addict’ Really True?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

There was news story on CNN recently about the 5 myths of addiction. One of them is something that is really widespread – once an addict, always an addict. The article says it’s just not true. And I know it for a fact as well. This myth is linked to the idea that addiction is more…

More Young People Getting Addiction Help for ADD and ADHD Drugs

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Ritalin, THC

Finally! Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs for ‘ADD’ and ‘ADHD’ are being recognized as the dangerous and addictive drugs that they are. According to a recent news story, a lot of young people going to facilities for addiction help are taking these drugs. How do they get them? Some get them from their doctors; others more…

Drug News: August 26, 2012

Posted under Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Tyrann Mathieu Tweets about his battle in drug rehab – NOLA Tyrann Mathieu is apparently finding the going difficult as he enters his second week of drug rehabilitation. He and his family are declining interviews about his future since being kicked off the LSU football team for multiple positive drug tests. more…

Drug News: August 19, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Mathieu In Drug Rehab Center – ESPN Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has entered a drug rehabilitation program in Houston since being dismissed last week from the team. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse tragedies impact many as epidemic continues – Deseret News Phil was getting ready for work downstairs more…

Do They Need Addiction Help, or Are They Going Through a Phase?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A lot of parents think that when their kids take drugs, they’re just going through a phase and don’t actually need addiction help. I think this is especially true with parents who took drugs themselves – they think that since they eventually stopped taking drugs and ‘turned out okay’, the same will happen to their more…

Drug News: August 12, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – UK Blake Fielder-Civil comatose after drug and booze binge – Examiner Blake Fielder-Civil has been reported to lay comatose in a Yorkshire, England hospital after he was found choking on his own vomit on Thursday August 9 after a suspected alcohol and drug overdose. METHAMPHETAMINE – USA Small-time methamphetamine users finally offered more…

Will Drinking Parents Turn Their Kids into Drinkers? Should They Consider Alcohol Rehab?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

With alcohol, not much has changed over the years. Fewer people may drink, but most of those who do still drink (more than the occasional glass of wine) still think it’s okay for their kids to drink. And they think it’s ridiculous if someone suggests that their kid might need addiction help. Not only do more…

Drug News: August 5, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA A boy, once lost to drugs, is reclaiming his life – Deseret News Josh’s journey into drugs is an earthquake for the Stauffers. But experts say it isn’t uncommon. “There’s a lot of pressure to use, to drink. One of the biggest problems (leading to relapse) is environment.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – more…

Drug News: July 29, 2012

Posted under Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Driver consents to drug rehab program. Allmendinger won’t fight ban. – Columbia Tribune Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger said yesterday that he will participate in a recovery program, a sign that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible and avoid a drawn-out fight over the accuracy of more…

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