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Your Past Substance Abuse: Is it Affecting Your Kids?

Most parents have something in their past they’d rather their child never find out about: their awkward teenage years, that tattoo they got on a dare in some shady tattoo parlor, or even the story of how daddy met mommy. But, for some, that secret is a little deeper and...

Love Yourself by Letting Go of the Past

Why is it the hardest person to love is yourself? Why are we never good enough? Why is everyone else so much more important than the one person we have to spend every waking moment with? It’s easy to hate yourself. It may even feel natural. Normal. Expected.   I’m...

Medical Based Drug Treatment Is 75 Percent More Effective Than Abstinence Based Models

Medically assisted drug treatment has been the focal point of public ire for many years, as many are in favor of abstinence based addiction treatment, wherein people in recovery do not receive any type of harm reduction, or maintenance medications (like suboxone and methadone). The argument against medically assisted drug...

When and How Do I Talk to My Child About Drug Prevention?

With the ever increasing rate of youth experimenting and consequently becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, coupled with the incredibly low average age for initial use, open and honest communication about drugs and substance abuse prevention is more important than ever. But the truth is, broaching the topic of substance...

Addiction & Self Harm: 9 Life Saving Things You Can Do for Teens & Young Adults Now

“Parents often think addiction is their fault, so they don’t want to see it. The fact is it’s no one’s fault. There’s a genetic component of addiction; it’s understanding how can I help my child face this, while living my life at the same time?” Dr. Jessica Dahan, one of...

National Recovery Month: Exploring the “Gateway Drug” Phenomenon

In the addiction recovery industry, it’s the question of the ages; it divides advocates for drug law reform and scientists specializing in addiction studies. It is debated on forums, at conferences, and among medical and psychiatric professionals. It’s the fear of parents everywhere yet teens and young adults often blow...

Addiction & Suicide: A Choice?

Ever think drug or alcohol addiction is a choice? What about depression? High blood pressure? Suicide? Psychology Today reports those struggling with untreated drug and alcohol use disorders are six times more likely to commit suicide. Persons attempting to self medicate with addictive substances and alcohol are more susceptible to...

Carly Fiorina Shuts Down Donald Trump and Addresses Drug Addiction

If you hate politics as much as I do, you may not follow all of the debates religiously as they air on television; and if you’re exactly like me, every time Trump is mentioned anywhere you flee the T.V. and try to forget some of your friends may find him...

7 Infamous Giants Who Shook The World While Battling Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Whether overcoming addiction by means of extensive treatment, or diving into your passions, like Iron Chef Jesse Schenker, the disease is sneaky- because it disguises itself as the cure-all remedy for depression, anxiety, social stress, and anger. Those who turn to drugs and alcohol as a source of overcoming personal grief can...

The Secrets of Crystals for Addiction: Alternative Holistic Recovery; Mental, Physical, & Spiritual Wellness

Click to Download! Update: The Holistic Healing, Crystals for Addiction, eBook is available for free. It covers a wider variety of crystals comprehensively, and includes remedies for drugs not mentioned here.  Click the image to download the book for free!   Crystal Healing 101 for Recovering Drug & Alcohol Addicts...

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