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Kids Using Drugs and Alcohol for Different Reasons

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

At very early ages, kids are experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Kids from all walks, white, black, Hispanic, coming from homes with or without money, literally any scenario you can think of. It’s a problem all across the US. A recent study has uncovered some interesting information with regard to children experimenting with and using more…

Let's Lead by Example

Posted under Alcohol

Now that the summer is upon us, it’s time for parties and vacations. Often times, at the bbq or family reunion, there will be alcoholic beverages present. And frequently there will be that family member who drinks a few too many of those beverages. Or, perhaps you are the one who’s tipping the bottle a more…

Southern California Teacher Needs Alcohol Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, California

So the latest news in the drug and alcohol addiction world, that caught my eye, was about a female middle school teacher in Southern California who was arrested for “drunk teaching”. This woman was actually attempting to teach a classroom full of 7th grade students while she was intoxicated. This story hit close to home more…

Jail Time or Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Nebraska

Today, I came across a news release about a Nebraska man who was drunk at his drunk driving sentencing hearing. I have to admit that I chuckled a bit after reading the headline, and thought of the movie Arthur, before reading the entire article and the events that took place at his hearing. It started more…

Intervention 101

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Difficult – is the only word I can think of to describe what it takes to get someone help to overcome a drug and/or alcohol addiction. About 95% of the time, addicts don’t think they even have a problem. However, they most certainly do, and it’s not just the problem of the addiction, but also more…

Kids Whose Parents Drink Often Need Addiction Help

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

I know people who are haunted by how they treated their kids. This is especially true for alcoholics and drug addicts. Their guilt is despairingly deep – it all comes out when they finally get some addiction help. The ironic thing about it is that their guilt over drinking or taking drugs is one of the reasons more…

Addiction Help Can Find and Resolve Hidden Problems

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

I read an interesting interview with William C. Moyers, son of TV (and other venues) journalist Bill Moyers). William, who has long since recovered thanks to a lot of addiction help, had a serious problem with cocaine in the past. His interviewer asked the question “If you think you might be drinking too much, does more…

Why Long-Term Addiction Help Services Are Needed

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

I read a news item about Baron Geisler, an actor in the Phillipines, who’s going to get addiction help for alcohol. The story says he lost an acting job because he showed up on the set with a few drinks under his belt. It also said he has a history of drunken brawls but, since more…

Young Adults Who Think Drinking’s Fun Might Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A study recently done in the UK – interviews with young adults about drinking – found that young people consider planned drinking, including getting drunk, to be a fun leisure activity – the way people who don’t drink would plan a vacation or a night out to dinner and the movies. Interestingly enough, Professor Christina Griffin more…

Kids Near Stores More Like To Binge Drink and Drive

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

Parents, or soon-to-be parents, usually consider the safely of their kids when they’re deciding where to live. Primarily, they want to stay away from inner cities, crime and heavily trafficked areas. But there’s one thing they may not consider – the convenience of local stores that sell alcohol. A recent study on alcohol abuse found that more…

More Lenient Alcohol Laws Leads to More Need for Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

According to a recent news report in The Star about Shelby, North Carolina, law makers are considering allowing alcohol sales on the street. Apparently, you can only drink indoors in Shelby. Now they’re looking at restaurants and bars being able to serve alcohol outdoors. The news item reports the comments of several citizens. One of the more…

Don’t Endure Another Christmas of Worry and Frustration – Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

Merry Christmas!!! Time to visit friends and family, have some good meals, wrap and unwrap presents – overall a great time. But many people’s Christmas is marred by family members who drink or take drugs. If they’re drinkers, they’ll probably drink even more during Christmas because whatever pressures they feel that drive them to drinking in more…

Don't Endure Another Christmas of Worry and Frustration – Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

Merry Christmas!!! Time to visit friends and family, have some good meals, wrap and unwrap presents – overall a great time. But many people’s Christmas is marred by family members who drink or take drugs. If they’re drinkers, they’ll probably drink even more during Christmas because whatever pressures they feel that drive them to drinking in more…

You Might Need Addiction Help When Trying To Cut Down On Drinking

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

There are lots of things you can do to help you quit drinking – or, at least, cut down. Some experts suggest that you change your habits. For example, if you hang out with people who drink whenever you see them, spend less time with them. Get to know people who don’t drink. Or, if more…

Holiday Dinners Sending You to Detox? Try These Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks.

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

Tonight I attended my second early Christmas gathering – lots of beer, wine, and I don’t know what else. I’m not much of a drinker, an entire year or two can go by easily without any alcohol whatsoever. Occasionally I like a little sip of something that tastes delicious – but it would be just as more…

Did Alcohol Abuse Motivate God to Invent Taxis?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

I’m in Ontario, Canada visiting family and friends for the holidays. Boy, they really take drinking and driving seriously here. They have a program called Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere – R.I.D.E. Teams of police are assigned to spot check drivers and if the driver says they’ve been drinking, AT ALL, or if the police can more…

New Year’s Eve Drunks Probably Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

To many people, the holiday season is little more than another reason to justify getting drunk. Especially New Year’s. The drinking and driving statistics make you want to stay home. And there will be plenty of people in detox. But many of those people had a drinking problem well before the holidays, and will continue more…

Woman Drinking at Drug Rehab After Killing Her Kid – What Are Her Chances?

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

A few months ago a mother who was having a drug party at her house gave her two-year old some methadone to shut her up. The methadone killed her daughter. The judge suspended his 10-year sentence in favor of five years’ probation with the proviso that the woman get addiction help. So, she’s in the treatment more…

Addiction Help for Christmas? Not PC, but It's the Best Present You Could Give Them.

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

The holiday season is, among other, but good, things, a time to watch our friends and relatives who need alcohol addiction help knock over our Christmas tree, ruin our freshly cleaned carpet with egg nog and gravy spills, get fresh with our young nieces, get maudlin over the past and generally embarrass the rest of more…

Get Addiction Help for Christmas

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

For kids living at home and those who are out on their own and visiting the family for Christmas, the holiday season can be a bit of a nightmare if their parents and friends do a lot of drinking. In fact, that’s one of the reasons kids don’t come home more often. They know that more…

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