Dealing with grief to prevent drug abuse and misuse
No matter your age, the death of a loved one can trigger intense emotions of loss and grief. Grief and loss can even trigger drug abuse and misuse. Learn why dealing with grief is important and evaluate 5 coping skills for grief here.
Why can’t I stop smoking, stop drinking or stop taking drugs?
If you think you have a problem with drugs, smoking or drinking…you probably do. Learn why you can’t stop and what you can do about it. Simple steps to stop smoking, stop drinking or stop taking drugs here.
Top 10 prescription drugs medical professionals use or abuse
Ever wonder what pills your doctor or nurse is popping? Here, a recovered nurse describes the medications most likely to be abused by health care workers. Learn more about the Top 10 drugs most likely to be used and abused by doctors, nurses, and medical specialists here.
Behavior therapy for substance abuse
Three cognitive behavioral therapy ideas you can implement from home. If you want to see a counselor or therapist for a drinking or drug problem, learn how to prepare for behavior therapy for possible substance abuse here.
Nursing Code of Ethics: Should nurses report co-worker drug use?
Reporting a fellow nurse you think has a substance abuse problem should be done in a caring, compassionate way. Ultimately, the nurse needs to be reported to protect her/his life and patients’ lives who are in their care. Tips on reporting nurses with drug use problems here.
What does the Bible say about drugs and alcohol?
25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can’t drink or have fun anymore. Here’s what I found.
Drug and alcohol abuse and the homeless
We explore how people end up on the streets…and the relationship between being homeless and drugs and alcohol abuse. Stats on drug & alcohol abuse as causes of homelessness here.
Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce?
Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce? There are many scriptural references that support a wide variety of answers to this question. Click here to learn how to consider each scenario separately and – through prayer – best evaluate the divorce question.
Help for drug addicts
This month’s topic is prescription drug addiction. Just a brief reminder of the steps that you can take if you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to pain medicines, stimulants or depressants sold over-the-counter or by prescription.
Are steroids addictive? Anabolic steroid abuse and teen addiction risk
Disapproval of steroid use in the media has been evident for years now. But latest data indicates that 1.5-2.5% of junior high and high school teenagers use steroids to improve athletic performance, muscle strength and physical appearance. And that’s only the teens that reported use. Can teens really get addicted to steroids? And who’s responsible for low self-esteem in a culture that always tells us that bigger is better?