Sunday April 20th 2014

preventing addiction

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After a drug or alcohol slip up

April 4th, 2014

Don’t wallow! Get your life back on track after a slip up. Here, we present a concrete plan of action to catch yourself before you fall too far.

How do you prevent relapse?

March 12th, 2014

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery… and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

BREAK OUT: Prisons and drug offenders (INFOGRAPHIC)

January 27th, 2014

Why are there are so many addicts behind bars? We explore the relationship between substance abuse and imprisonment visually in this exclusive infographic. We also offer alternatives to prison terms for drug use sentences. BREAK OUT of outdated thinking and join us here!

Who’s responsible for prescription drug addiction?

August 23rd, 2013

Should doctors who neglect due diligence be held responsible for prescription opioid addiction? We explore here.

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Talking to kids about drug addiction

July 7th, 2013

A guide for how to talk with kids (or teenagers) about drug addiction. Your questions or stories are welcomed at the end.

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Drug contracts for kids and teens

July 2nd, 2013

Can we have contracts with our own teens when it comes to drug use? you bet. More on how to create a drug contract here.

Crack cocaine addiction documentary

June 11th, 2013

Looking for an excellent crack cocaine addiction documentary? Check out Hitting Rock Bottom, a dramatized TV-style film series about addiction. More about documentaries about addiction here.

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Should ADHD kids be medicated? Or am I teaching my child to be an addict?

June 6th, 2013

As a mother in recovery from addiction, I wonder if I am “teaching” my child behaviors and ways of thinking that will make it easier for her to fall into the trappings of addiction. Here is a very real example of a situation we faced with my daughter’s medication. I am so looking forward to connecting with other parents in recovery and hopefully, we can all work it out together!

Drug free contracts for teenagers and kids

June 2nd, 2013

Step-by-step instructions for how to draw up a drug free contract for the home for use with teenagers and children.

Clinical assessment of drug abuse

May 20th, 2013

NIDA has developed a portfolio of free resources for nurses, MDs, and clinicians to help identify drug use and abuse early…and to address it BEFORE abuse leads to addiction. More on the new initiative NIDAMED here.

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