Do You Know What (Drugs) Your Kids Are Doing?

August 11, 2014 by Ella Jameson

It is vital that your teen feels able to talk to you about drugs; if they are using but are afraid of the consequences of telling you it will only lead to more deception.

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Believing in the Disease

June 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a big difference between “knowing” that something is a disease, and actually treating it as one.

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When You Love a Shapeshifter

May 13, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The drugs or alcohol have turned someone you love into a monster. How can we turn them back?

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Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they’re unused from prior medical or dental problems.

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Video: Practical Advice on Prescription Painkiller Problems

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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Practical Advice on Prescription Painkillers

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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A (Very New) Beginner’s Guide to the Disease Concept

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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We’re brought up to view a pattern of problems with alcohol or drugs as the result of a variety of other factors— psychological issues, or lack of willpower, or moral weakness, or some terrible past experience. That makes it difficult for most of us to switch over to the view of addiction as a chronic illness.

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Should I Stay or Leave?

September 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Always good to collect opinions from others. But when you feel you’ve talked to enough people, try applying ‘impact analysis’ to the issue.

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Quick Onset: The “One Drink” Alcoholic

June 18, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One large survey of alcoholics found that some 14% had actually become dependent within a year of the first drink. The percentage almost doubled when the time period was extended to two years.

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Senior Addicts Have Special Needs

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.

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