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Preparing Your Child for the College Party Scene

Adolescence is a time of extremely turbulent emotions. Your child is transitioning from childhood to adulthood, and it may feel like it’s all happening a little too fast. As a parent, one of the toughest hurdles you have to clear is sending your child off to college. This is an especially difficult challenge for pare more...

Christians Struggling with Addictions: There is Hope

September 25th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Christians and addiction? Aren’t Christians supposed to be saints? How do Christians get tied up in this kind of temptation? (more…) more...

The Unintended Consequences of Legal Marijuana

September 24th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
The pros and cons for legalizing marijuana have been hotly debated in recent years as numerous states have made medical use of the drug legal and two have legalized it for recreational use. Many people have been open to the idea of making the drug more available and to decriminalizing it for various reasons. Some claim more...

Want to Make Sure You Graduate? Stay Away From Alcohol and Drugs

September 23rd, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
The statistics leave no doubt: if you are a teen and you start a relationships with drugs and alcohol, your chances of graduating from high school and moving on to college will be reduced. And the deeper you get involved, the more likely you are to see your dreams smashed to pieces before you ever make it out of school more...

5 Signs You May Be Addicted to Religion

September 20th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
When we’re battling addictions to common vices like alcohol, drugs or sex, we think, “If only we could get addicted to something good.” Many addicts, as they progress through rehab and recovery, will begin to form a relationship with their Higher Power and learn what it means to “turn our will and our lives ove more...

The Real Facts about Teens and Drugs

September 18th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Teenagers in the U.S. are using and abusing drugs at rates that are alarming to many adults. Teenagers have always experimented with drugs, but there are so many risks and dangers associated with doing so that parents and other adults need to be aware of the facts. Teen drug abuse facts may seem shocking to those unawa more...

Florida’s Raging Painkiller Epidemic: Will Two New Laws Curb the State’s Opiate Addiction Problem?

September 17th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
The jury is still out as to whether two new state laws will alleviate Florida’s painkiller addiction epidemic. So far, however, the results are encouraging. One year after their introduction, the two policies enacted to combat prescription drug abuse seem to be having a positive effect. In the last 12 months, both more...

Do I Really Need Drug Rehab?

September 14th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
There is no easy answer to this question and it is a question that only you can answer. Do you think you need rehab? Are drugs or another substance controlling your life? Do you find when you use some substance or engage in a behavior that you cannot stop—even if you want to? (more…) more...

How to Have Sober Fun at a Party

September 12th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Being an addict in recovery can be difficult at times and rarely more so than when at a party where others are drinking. How do you have fun at a party when you’re sober and you used to be the one hanging from the chandelier? You could avoid parties from now on, or only go to those that are completely sober, but if y more...

College Alcohol Consumption Reduced With Interventions

September 10th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Most college students drink alcohol on a regular basis, and public health officials are well aware that college drinking leads to serious harms for hundreds of thousands of people each year. In a large-scale review published in 2014 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers from two U.S. institu more...

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