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Help for Today

Help for Today. Hope For Tomorrow

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month in an effort to increase public attention and understanding. With this year’s theme, “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”, schools, churches, and community organizations will sponsor activities promoting education and prevention of alcoholism. This is a time when we can raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.…

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5 Reasons Not to do Drugs

5 Reasons Not to do Drugs

1. The Harm It’s no secret that narcotic substances cause physical and mental damage, but if you’re looking for some ready reasons why not to do drugs there are plenty. The list of physical problems which come from substance abuse is colossal: heart attack; stroke; liver failure; diabetes; asthma; eye deterioration; and sexual impotence just to name a few. Mental side effects caused by narcotics include: anxiety; hallucination; schizophrenia; and profound depression. The most radical…

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Is Addiction Genetic MFI Recovery

Is Addiction Genetic and is There Anything I Can Do?

There has been a lot of research done to answer the question: is addiction genetic? It appears to have a simple answer, but addiction is a complex issue with various factors. The American Psychological Association claims that a large part of drug addiction is related to genetic influences. And according to the NIH, genetic and environmental factors share in the development of addiction. There have been advances in research that emphasize the complex interactions between…

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Making Tough Decisions about the People in your Life

Making Tough Decisions about the People in Your Life

Drug addiction is the kind of condition that affects every aspect of an individual’s life. Like a tornado wreaking havoc through a town, an addict’s behavior is likely to result in spinning their life out of control. There are many tough decisions to make after seeking help; just as addiction can have widespread effect throughout an individual’s life, so must their recovery take on an all-encompassing approach. Everything from work relationships, social and home life…

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Social Media may Encourage Alcohol Abuse

Social Media May Encourage Alcohol Abuse

People have been posting drunken pictures of themselves on Facebook and other social media sites for years now. Many people, including some school officials, have had enough and are trying to put an end to the promotion of alcohol abuse on social media. A Twitter account has recently been encouraging students on the University of Tennessee’s campus to post pictures of themselves drunk and passed out. The site is getting much attention, and many college…

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Helping Children of Drug Addicts

Helping Children of Drug Addicts

A new program in Columbia County, Wisconsin, is designed to help meet the immediate needs of children of drug addicts. The program, called the Drug Endangered Children Program, is a coordination of law enforcement, social workers, doctors, and the DA office all working for the benefit of innocent children. Too often, children are forgotten, or do not receive the immediate help they need when authorities are investigating their parents. “We’re making this the priority now.…

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