The Dangers Of Alcohol & Marijuana Use For Teens

Posted by Neil Appleby on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

If you’ve got teens in the house, you’ll almost certainly find issues with alcohol and marijuana use that come about during their formative years.

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Clinical Column: Ties Between Substance Abuse & LGBT Community

Posted by Michelle McGinnis on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

June marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots and is LGBT Pride month. An event like Pride month is certainly something to celebrate; however, it also affords the opportunity to create and engage in conversations about important topics related to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community.

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A Dangerous Duo: Pregnancy & Substance Abuse

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

We’re all acutely aware of the damaging effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs but substance use during pregnancy is particularly risky.

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Gift ideas for the sober person in your life

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Whether your loved one is one day sober or one year sober, there are gift ideas for the sober person in your life you can offer him or her for birthdays, sobriety days, or holidays that can help to encourage and strengthen their recovery. 

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Rehab Centers In Indiana

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Indiana is one state that has increasingly been seeing the effects that the opioid crisis can have, luckily, there are some rehab centers in Indiana that are dedicated to being a part of the solution. According to recent data from the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2017, the state had one of the highest overdose rate increases in the country and over 1,800 Hoosiers died as a result of drug overdoses that year. This averages to about five deaths a day.

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What Is Comorbidity?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

For many people dealing with drug and alcohol use disorders, many of them will also be suffering from co-occurring mental or physical ailments, something known as comorbidity. Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. So, in the case of drug or alcohol abuse, substance abuse constitutes one of the illnesses, while another problem like depression or anxiety is also occurring. Comorbidity also implies that interactions between the illnesses can worsen both problems.

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What To Know About Chemical Dependency Treatment

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Chemical dependency has been a problem in the United States for decades. The issue of drug addiction leads to tens of thousands of deaths per year, and with the emergence of prescription medication and opioids, that number has only been rising in recent years.

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Impact Of Substance Use Disorders On Families And Children

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

A substance use disorder is not something that just affects the person using, but, family and loved ones as well. Family is the primary source of attachment, nurturing, and socialization for humans in our society, because of this, it is easy to understand the problematic impacts that substance abuse can have on the family as a whole and individual family members, especially children. One study shows that there are a number of effects such as “unmet developmental needs, impaired attachment, economic hardship, legal problems, economic hardship, legal problems, emotional distress, and sometimes violence”.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Sober Living

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

What are the next steps after you’ve completed rehab? Like many who have recently graduated from a treatment program, you may feel overwhelmed by what the future holds. Integrating back into society can be an exciting and frightening prospect. For example, you be eager to rejoin your friends and enjoy your newfound sobriety, but you may also be nervous about having the freedom to potentially use again.

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Struggling To Stay Sober On St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around on March 17th it’s usually cause for celebration. Millions across the world raise a toast in celebration to this Irish holiday commemorating the life and death of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.

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