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High School Drinking and Drugs – Weekend Plans Parents and Kids Should Know About

Posted under Alcohol, Connecticut, Young People

What happens when 50 kids shows up with alcohol and drugs for a party when parents are away for the night or weekend? A wonderful article was written last week by Police Officer James Palmieri from Darien, a small town in Connecticut, about 20,000 people. The article was the first in a series of four more…

An Alcohol-Damaged Teen Might Never ‘Grow Up’

Posted under Alcohol

Your teen might act like he’s drunk even when he becomes a sober adult. Why? Because alcohol damages the brain. I don’t think kids who drink ever really look at the fact that it damages their brain. Maybe they’ve been told that, but don’t have a clue what it means. Maybe they don’t really realize more…

Kids Embarrassed by Parents Drinking – But a Parent Can Become the Parent They’ve Always Wanted to Be.

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

Half of kids under 16 years of age are embarrassed by their parents drinking – are you one of them? You would think that embarrassment would make the kids not want to drink – and it does. But it also sets them up with the kind of social situation that makes drinking hard to resist. more…

Want to Help Your Kids Not Drink? Push Your Congressman to Raise Alcohol Prices.

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

Scotland, which has quite a drinking problem, has found a new solution to alcohol abuse and alcohol-related deaths – raise the prices. It’s amazing how big an effect raising the prices created on alcohol-related deaths:  Increasing the price by only 10 percent reduced the number of deaths by one-third, according to a study published in more…

Randy Travis’ Career Improves When He Goes to Rehab

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

Randy Travis is in alcohol rehab – and it’s helping him personally, and in his career. Some artists are afraid to go to rehab. They’re not only afraid it will damage their reputation, they sometimes even think they won’t be as good if they’re not drinking or taking drugs. But many artists’ careers would have more…

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…

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…

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…

Parents Fined for Hosting Underage Drinkers

Posted under Alcohol

Millions of parents facilitate underage drinking. Even if they disagree with kids drinking, they will still host get-togethers in their home thinking that the kids are going to drink anyway, and it’s safer to do it in the home. Although there’s definitely some truth to that, the younger kids are when they start drinking, the more…

How To Choose Addiction Help Services

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Treatment

If someone you care about is on drugs or drinking too much and you want to get help for them, how do you know where to go and what to do? There are literally thousands of centers that offer addiction help and, depending on where you live, there may be anywhere from 5 to 25 more…

Charlie Sheen Still Needs Addiction Help

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

In an article today about Charlie Sheen, Charlie said that rehab’s not for him. The chairman of a rehab facility said, in the article, that Charlie doesn’t need rehab, that he can get better on his own. He also said “Millions of people get over substance use issues on their own, without treatment. Contrary to more…

Read Mitch Winehouse on Amy – Could This Happen to You?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s dad, has written a book: Amy, My Daughter, to be released on June 26, 2012. If anything will convince someone to get their kids addiction help if they’re drinking or taking drugs, this story would do it. But my kid is different, you say? Not so. The same thing can happen to more…

How to Convince an Alcoholic to Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

I would guess that not too many people with an alcohol problem really consider the health consequences of their drinking. In fact, they might not even know about some of the problems alcohol can cause – some of which can even kill them. If you’re trying to get someone to get the addiction help they more…

Does Successful Addiction Help Require Belief in Oneself?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab

A treatment facility recently published an article about why alcoholics don’t want to do alcohol rehab – specifically the 12-step program. According to the article, the 12-step program makes the addict feel that getting addiction help won’t do them any good – that they are doomed to failure. Do they have a point? Although there more…

900 Percent Increase in People Seeking Addiction Help in Kentucky

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs

In the last 10 years, the number of people trying to get into a Kentucky drug rehab facility has increased by 900 percent. In 2010 alone, nearly 26,000 people were admitted to addiction help centers. But so many more people need help – 26,000 is just a drop in the bucket. Kentucky has one of more…

Should Your Child Get Addiction Help Before College or University?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

For some parents, getting addiction help for their kids before they go off to college may seem like a ridiculous suggestion – especially since going to college should be an opportunity for kids to become responsible adults. But studies show that whatever alcohol or drug problems you child has now will get even worse in more…

Addiction Help Enables a Person to Make Correct Decisions – The Real Cure for Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Opiates, Xanax

Of course, there has been a flurry of reactions in the media to Whitney Houston’s death. Some journalists are talking about ‘enablers,’ specifically those who bent over backwards to get Whitney whatever drugs or alcohol she wanted, whenever she wanted them, and despite the fact that she was obviously out of control and needed addiction more…

How to Make Sure Your Kids Never Need Addiction Help

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

A blog I read recently talked about how parents feel helpless when it comes to their kids drinking or taking drugs. They feel they can’t control it at all. The author’s solution was to start having dinner together. And, believe it or not, actual studies have shown that kids in families who have dinner together more…

Alcohol Addiction Help Could Prevent STDs, Unwanted Pregnancy and Rape

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

There was an odd story in a UK newspaper today about the need to include alcohol abuse education in sex education classes. Why would this be? Because a very high number of people have sexual encounters while drinking that they would never have had otherwise. And it’s one more reason why alcohol addiction help should more…

Addiction Help for Alcohol Can Reduce Rampant Alcohol-Related Disease

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

The biggest and most obvious problems that happen from drinking too much seem to be emotional and mental rather than physical – the person who’s drinking tends to go through a personality change, which can be very difficult to live with, and they take less responsibility for work, relationships, and so on. What’s happening with more…

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