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October 12, 2020

It is easy to let anxiety consume every waking moment when we live with an active addict. I felt a false sense of control and became anxious when I thought the addict in my life was going to use.

October 12, 2020

If you find you’re drinking more alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic or starting to drink alone, you’re—well, not alone. Maybe you used to drink only occasionally, but now it feels like there’s permission to make drinking a daily ritual. I stopped drinking a few years back, but if I still drank, I can almost guarantee […]

August 21, 2020

Experimenting and rebellion are hallmarks of the teenage years that sometimes lead to drug and alcohol use. If you suspect your child might be falling into a substance abuse disorder here’s how parents can recognize the signs and take action to curb destructive behaviors.

August 21, 2020

Discovering that your teen son or daughter could be using drugs stirs up a lot of emotion. The best way to find out what’s going on, and to begin helping, is to start talking.

August 21, 2020

 If you’ve just discovered or have reason to believe your child is using drugs, the first thing to do is sit down and take a deep breath. We know it’s a scary time, but you’re in the right place. Prepare to Take Action if You Suspect Teen Drug Use.

August 21, 2020

Why was “live and let live” such a hard concept to wrap my mind around? I feel an urgency to fix everything that goes wrong in my addicted love ones life.

August 21, 2020

Addiction is a disease that affects the user and their family members, friends and coworkers. I tried to control, cover-up, and take on the responsibilities for the addict.

May 3, 2019

“Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. The Indiana mom’s two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came […]

April 22, 2019

You’ve got Fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin. And then Carfentanil, which is 100 times stronger than Fentanyl.

March 19, 2019

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, Not solely related to substances.

March 5, 2019

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999.

March 4, 2019

OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is exploring bankruptcy protection amid accusations of igniting an opioid crisis due to the highly addictive narcotic.

October 26, 2018

According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD. Strength and Hope.

October 25, 2018

The Zheng drug trafficking organization was hardly clandestine. The China-based network sold synthetic narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, on websites posted in 35 languages, from Arabic and English to Icelandic and Uzbek. The Chinese syndicate bragged that its laboratory could “synthesize nearly any” drug and that it churned out 16 tons of illicit chemicals a month. […]

September 15, 2018

San Diego – County law enforcement and health officials warned residents Friday of three deaths this past weekend caused by fentanyl-laced cocaine in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. In addition to the three deaths, two others overdosed on fentanyl– laced cocaine and survived. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be anywhere from 50 to […]

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