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The Growing Trend of Substance Abuse in Americas Youth

  Image via Wikipedia The concept of substance abuse has always been a threat in the minds of everyone who considers it. However, this simple forethought to some people is quickly becoming a reality for our nation. Through various problems pertaining to a slacking economy, as well as the growing amount of cuts to education [...]

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Prescription Drugs Provide Easy Facet for Substance Abuse

  Image via Wikipedia Prescription drugs are a commonly used commodity in our society currently. While in fact prescription drugs have been around for quite a while, they have begun to seemingly exponentially gain more of a presence in the mainstream over the past two decades. Through this growing exposure and increased commercial marketing, people [...]

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Helping a Loved One Find the Way

Suppose you have a brother, sister, mother, father, uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew, niece, or just plain friend out there who has a substance abuse problem. What do you do? The answer is pretty simple and plain as the nose on your face. You recommend a rehabilitation center. It’s basically tough love, but there’s no better [...]

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Recognizing the Signs of Addiction

Addiction is a real and serious disease. In fact, most people in America are affected in one form or another by addiction. Either we are suffering from the disease ourselves or we have a friend or family member who has an addiction problem. The first step to helping those we love free themselves from addiction [...]

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How Prescription Drug Abuse Happens

When most people think about drug abuse, their first thoughts may be of the “junkie” on the street corner looking for his next fix or a crack cocaine user bent over his pipe. While these are examples of drug abuse, many people may not realize that they are not the only examples.  The fact is [...]

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Work Place Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Image by mccheek via Flickr Most major companies have programs for their hard working employees that they can attend in order to prevent any kind of substance abuse. Work place ethics ban employees from using certain drugs and alcohol while on the job but companies understand that certain employees will still hide and use things [...]

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Effects on Medications

Besides having a detrimental effect on your body, alcohol and drug abuse can also interact with other medications that you may be taking for a physical condition. These interactions can cause the medications to either not work as they should or not work at all. Antibiotics are a class of medications that can be rendered [...]

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