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opiate tolerance

How Quickly Can Someone Develop Tolerance to Opiates

No matter if individuals buy opiate drugs off of the streets or the drugs were prescribed to them by a medical professional, opiates can result in serious problems for an ...
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Why Communities Benefit from Hearing First-Hand Stories from Recovering Addicts

When you hear somebody talk about their experiences from their own past, it can give you insight into decision making in your own life. This is why hearing first-hand stories ...
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addiction help

Stopping a Loved One’s Addiction: What Helps and What Hurts

Addiction is defined as “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Whether your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, addiction affects ...
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jared blake and addiction

Music Celebrity Shares Addiction Struggle with Teens Across the Country

The most effective way to teach people the dangers of addiction is to educate them about drugs and alcohol when they are young. This is exactly what season 1 of ...
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fentanyl abuse

Why Fentanyl Abuse is Growing More Problematic Across the Country

Drug overdoses have killed over 64,000 people in the United States in 2016, up from around 52,000 people in 2015. Many of these deaths have been a result of fentanyl ...
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jared blake and rehab

Jared Blake Inspires Addicts in Rehab with Power Story of Recovery

Jared Blake, country music artist from season 1 of NBC’s “The Voice,” is inspiring more than just the listeners of his music; he has also been working to inspire addicts ...
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drinking issues

Why Your Active Adult Child May Have a Drinking Issue

Picture a person with a drinking issue or problem. Are they a runner? Love to workout? Care about their health? Chances are the person that you pictured did not fit ...
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jared blake

The Voice Star Spreading Important Message About Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Jared Blake, country music artist from the first season of The Voice on NBC, is using his platform to spread the important message about the dangers of drinking and driving. ...
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jared blake school

Live to Be Campaign Empowering Youth to Make Positive Choices

Country music artist from the first season of The Voice on NBC, Jared Blake, is using his own life experiences to spread the message about the dangers of drinking and ...
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jared blake and youth outreach

How Youth Outreach Can Prevent Drinking and Driving Incidents

When parents nag their children about the same things over and over again, the message tends to go in one ear and out the other. This is also true for ...
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suboxone

Suboxone Clinics: Could They Be Harming Your Loved One’s Recovery

Suboxone is a controlled substance that is used as a part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program. By slowly replacing the opioid medications (prescription or illegal) that an individual is ...
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ritalin

How to Help Your Adult Child Ease Off of Prescription Ritalin

What is Ritalin? Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication that is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. While these two conditions may seem like opposites, ...
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Parents: Why You Can’t “Fix” You Child’s Addiction

You find out that your son or daughter is abusing drugs. What do you do next? Who do you turn to? How do you properly handle the situation? Then you ...
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life after addiction

Life After Addiction: Helping a Loved One Embrace Creativity in Sobriety

Getting off of drugs and alcohol is by no means an easy thing to do. There are early signs of drug abuse and ways for how to spot a drug ...
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SAFE Estranged and Addicted: Can You Still Help Your Adult Child Recover

It is extremely difficult for parents dealing with a drug addicted child, and it can be even harder when your child is now a grown adult. Since your child is ...
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Opiate Tolerance: Does it Mean You are Addicted

Opiates are extremely powerful and addictive drugs that intended to relieve pain. These drugs are derived from the poppy plant and have been used for centuries. Opium, heroin, and codeine ...
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Stopping Addiction: Why Parents Need to be More Proactive

You can teach your child about the dangers of drugs from the day they were born, consistently pound the message of being drug-free into their heads as they grow up, ...
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Jared Blake And Live To Be At Lace, Grace, And Gears

Back and swinging into action after a motorcycle accident, Jared Blake wows us again by playing at the first annual “Lace, Grace, and Gears” rally.  Jared Blake was a season ...
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Jared Blake And Life To Be perform at Biketoberfest Music Festival At Ormond Beach, Florida. 

On October twelfth, 2016, Jared Blake, country musician, played at the Biketoberfest music festival at 1151 N US Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, Florida.  At this event, Jared did what ...
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Solutions To Drug And Alcohol Addiction By Jared Blake And Live To Be

Perhaps the single biggest problem in the 21st century when it comes to the health and the vitality of the American people has been with the rising crisis that is ...
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Jared Blake And How To Live Above The Influence

Drug and alcohol addiction is a tough and devastating issue to say the least.  Here we have a problem that has grown steadily worse and worse as the years go ...
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Live To Be And Jared Blake Tour Against Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is certainly a tough and a grim issue to say the least, but the efforts of people like Jared Blake, Live to Be, and SAFE (Stopping ...
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Jared Blake and Live To Be – Performing At Nashville Bike Week

Drug and alcohol addiction has really come on the map in recent years, getting itself labeled as a full on addiction epidemic in 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Jared Blake And Live To Be Tour – Nashville Bike Week

There is no doubt now that drug and alcohol addiction is a serious issue in this country that just seems to be getting worse and worse as the years go ...
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Jared Blake and Live To Be Performs For Bikers Against Bullies USA Rally In Missoula, Montana

There is no doubt at this point that drug and alcohol addiction has become a serious issue in this country, one of which has gotten so serious and extreme that ...
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Jared Blake and Live To Be Concert At Indian Lookout Country Club

This was a great event!  Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 7:00 PM, Jared Blake, at the Harley Rendezvous.  What a good show at the Indian Lookout Country Club, 1142 Batter St., ...
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Jared Blake And Live To Be At The Harley Rendezvous

This was a great event!  Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 7:00 PM, Jared Blake, at the Harley Rendezvous.  What a good show at the Indian Lookout Country Club, 1142 Batter St., ...
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Jared Blake And Live to Be – Giving An Anti-Drug Message to Everyone

There is certainly no doubt that drug and alcohol addiction has gotten to be a very serious and a very concerning problem in this country, one of which needs to ...
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Increasing Awareness on Substance Abuse – Jared Blake and Live To Be

Drug and alcohol addiction truly is one of the most concerning and most saddening problems that the United States faces today. This is an issue and harsh problem to say ...
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Jared Blake and Live To Be Effectively Addressing Substance Abuse

In light of the recent drug and alcohol addiction epidemic, major action has indeed been taken by organizations and individuals alike to do something about the problem.  Now more than ...
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Going Beyond The Voice, Jared Blake Providing Solution To Drugs

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious crisis issue and problem in this nation.  At this point, there is no doubt about that.  Drug and alcohol addiction has just gradually ...
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Live To Be – Addressing the drug problem

Drug and alcohol addiction is a very concerning and problematic issue, one of which needs to be addressed and focused on as soon as is possible. Drug and alcohol addiction ...
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Jared Blake and Live o Be program

Jared Blake, country music singer, songwriter, and philanthropist started the Live to Be organization which supports a living above the influence type of approach to addiction treatment.  The Live to ...
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Jared Blake – Live To Be – SAFE

Jared Blake works closely with Live to Be, SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education) to spread the message of anti-drug and alcohol abuse.  Jared Blake, country music singer and songwriter ...
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North Central Learning Center — Live To Be – March 14 2017

Substance abuse has become a huge problem, not just on a nationwide basis, but particularly in our schools too.  Drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and substance abuse in general is now ...
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Jared Blake anti-drug concert

Drug and alcohol addiction has really begun to take over and cause immense and intensive problems in this country. There are few who recognize that as much an American country ...
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Live To Be concert – Jared Blake at O’Connors

Jared is more than just a country music singer who plays at great venues like O’Connors though. He is also a dedicated philanthropist. First of all, Jared began speaking at ...
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Life to Be Feb 9th 2017

Drug and alcohol addiction has struck down as being a truly terrible and very concerning problem in this country to say the least.  Drug and alcohol addiction has become a ...
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prescription drug sharing

Prescription Drug Sharing: How to Keep Your Teen Safe

What is Prescription Drug Sharing? An increasing number of teens are using prescription drugs for various reasons. When people use prescription drugs that were not originally prescribed to them, it’s ...
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suboxone

The Dangers of Relying on Suboxone to Beat Drug Addiction

What is Suboxone? Suboxone is a drug prescribed for two reasons: it relieves chronic pain and helps to treat opioid dependency. Suboxone contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone, which ...
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behavioral changes

Behavioral Changes: Has Your Loved One Become an Addict

When your loved one starts behaving in a way that isn’t typical of them, you may begin to wonder what is going on in their life. Have they started to ...
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rehab

Why Rehab is Key to Long-term Recovery

Many people don’t think positively when they hear the word “rehab.” But what those people do not realize is just how beneficial and effective it can be for those who ...
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barbiturates

Types of Barbiturates and Their Effects

There is no doubt at all at this point that drug and alcohol addiction is becoming a very serious and concerning factor in society today. Drug and alcohol abuse and ...
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butorphanol

The Side Effects of Butorphanol

What is Butorphanol Butorphanol (short for Butorphanol Tartare and long for Stadol) is a drug that produces many short-term and long-term side effects. It is classified as a narcotic drug, ...
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long-term sobriety

Methods to Achieve Long-term Sobriety

Addiction is a serious issue that affects many people all over the world. Addiction consumes a person’s entire life; making it hard for them to follow through with personal responsibilities ...
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mescaline abuse

The Long-term Effects of Mescaline Abuse

Mescaline is a type of drug that fits into the hallucinogenic category. It is also known as a narcotic since it does not have a known medical purpose and is ...
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club drugs

Facts About Club Drugs

Drugs are defined as chemical substances that are used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of a disease. They are also used to enhance physical or mental well-being. While ...
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inhalant effects

The Short-Term Effects of Inhalants

Inhalants definition: this term refers to a broad range of household and industrial chemicals whose volatile vapors or gases are concentrated and pressurized for various purposes. They are either gases ...
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inhalants

The Addictive Properties of Inhalants

What Are Inhalants According to drugabuse.gov, inhalants are “volatile substances that produce chemical vapors that can be inhaled to induce a psychoactive, or mind-altering, effect.” People use inhalants by “huffing” ...
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addiction education

The Importance of Addiction Education

The key to understanding any concept in life is education. Without knowing the subject we are dealing with thoroughly, how are we supposed to make informed decisions that get us ...
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addiction and families

The Impact of Addiction on Families

When a family member is suffering from addiction, it may be difficult to cope with the situation. Many people feel upset with their addicted family member while others may blame ...
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Jared Blake and Live to Be

Live To Be working on drug and alcohol addiction There is no doubt anymore that drug and alcohol addiction is now a serious problem and crisis issue in this country.  ...
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mother of an adult addict 

5 Ways to Cope as a Mother of an Adult Addict

As a mother, you always try to do the right things for your child. From the exact moment you found out you were having a baby, you knew that you ...
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asking for addiction help

Battling Addiction: How to Ask Your Parents for Help

When you have an addiction, you know you need to get help. But who do you turn to? Your parents are probably your first choice, but how do you bring ...
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Live To Be and Jared Blake

Drug Addiction Problem There is no doubt anymore that drug and alcohol addiction is now a serious problem and crisis issue in this country.  There is no doubt that substance ...
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emotional struggles of recovery

How to Help a Family Member Deal with the Emotional Struggles of Recovery

Helping a family member deal with their recovery can be a difficult process, but with the right techniques, it can be effective and even beneficial. Be included in the following ...
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Jared Blake – Live To Be

Live to Be - Educating kids about drug use. Drug and alcohol addiction truly is a dangerous and a concerning problem in this country. The problem has become so bad ...
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heroin drug epidemic

Heroin Orphans & The US Drug Epidemic

The heroin epidemic is creating a generation of “heroin orphans,” or the children of heroin addicts. When children are born addicted to drugs, they are removed from the care of ...
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Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey: Pros and Cons

Most people know that heroin is one of the hardest drugs to quit, especially when using the cold turkey method. There are many side effects to quitting heroin this way ...
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drug abuse warning signs

Physical, Behavioral & Psychological Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

By learning about the warning signs of drug abuse, you will be better equipped to recognize them. Some people who are on prescription drugs with no intentions of becoming addicted ...
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medical detoxing

The Role Detox Plays in Long Term Addiction Recovery

For most people suffering from addiction, their fear of withdrawal prevents them from their chances of long-term recovery. They stick to what they’re used to in fear of the harsh ...
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teen drug addiction

Are You Guilty of Enabling a Teen Addict

Do you think you might be guilty of enabling a teen addict? An enabler is someone who chooses to take on the responsibility and consequences of another person’s addiction so ...
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Live To Be SAFE do Michigan Drug Prevention Tour

LTB Drug and alcohol addiction has without a doubt definitely created a very serious and concerning problem in this country, one of which needs to be carefully addressed and handled ...
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teaching children

Habit-Forming Behaviors in Childhood: Can They Lead to Addiction Later in Life

What can we do to help kids early on? According to an article from theatlantic.com, a day care in Germany is using a different approach — called “toy-free” — to ...
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friends with an addict

Can You Be Friends with an Addict Without Becoming Addicted

When a friend becomes addicted, it affects more than just them. You, as a friend, will experience sadness, stress, and fear, so you’ll need to make a very important decision: ...
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Melbourne, FL | Live To Be at Central Middle School

Central Middle School -- LTB & SAFE Mar. 13 2017 - Mar. 14 2017 Live to Be Drug and alcohol addiction is truly a harsh issue, yet education remains as ...
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Waiting to Seek Help for Addiction: Why it’s Life or Death

Waiting to seek help for your addiction is literally a life or death situation; the longer you put it off, the higher your chances become of dying from an overdose. ...
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How Recovering College Students Can Maintain Their Sobriety on Campus

Because of the many temptations that are found on college campuses, it may be difficult for college students to maintain their sobriety if they are recovering from an addiction. According ...
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Brindlee Mountain Middle School in Guntersville, AL

Live to Be and Jared Blake at Brindlee Mountain Middle School - March 28 2017 Drug and alcohol addiction has become the number one problem for children, teens, and young ...
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Independence High

Independence High -- LTB & SAFE - Mar. 30 2017 There is no doubt at this point that drug and alcohol addiction are all serious problems and crisis issues that ...
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How Adult Children Can Protect Older Parents from Addiction

It may seem like just yesterday that your parents were protecting you from addiction, but now it’s your turn — you need to protect your parents from addiction. According to ...
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Brindlee Mountain High School in Guntersville, AL

Live to Be and Jared Blake - March 28 2017 Live to Be, an organization dedicated to getting a message of living above the influence of drugs and alcohol into ...
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Why it Only Takes Days to Develop Opioid Dependency

Did you know that it only takes a few days to develop an opioid addiction? According to an article from cbsnews.com, “Among patients without cancer, a single day’s supply of a ...
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How to Use Addiction Regret to Make Better Decisions in Recovery

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” As Abraham Lincoln said, it’s what we make of our situation than the situation itself. ...
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The Dangers of Using Alcohol to Find Happiness

Drinking is a commonality in our society — if we want to socialize with friends, wind down from a busy day, or forget about our troubles — we reach for ...
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Alternative Addiction Treatments Becoming More Mainstream

One of the most remarkable accomplishments in addiction recovery over the last few years is the new concept of alternative addiction treatments. These alternative treatments are becoming more and more ...
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Brevard Public School — LTB & SAFE

Brevard Public School - March 13 2017 As tough as it might be to swallow, drug and alcohol addiction is without a doubt the single most concerning problem in this ...
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Brevard County Adult — LTB & SAFE

Live to Be - March 13, 2017 Drug and alcohol addiction has presented itself as being a growing and very concerning problem in this country, one of which needs to ...
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Why the Cold Turkey Method Never Promotes Long Term Sobriety

Many drug addicts and alcoholics have tried the cold turkey method of quitting — the “abrupt complete cessation of the use of an addictive drug.” Where does this strange phrase ...
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Does Gut Health Influence the Success of Addiction Recovery

Many rehab clinics are constantly looking to find a connection between the body and mind. Recently, a discovery has been made that goes a step further; does gut health influence ...
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How Rehab Transitions an Addict’s Knowledge to Wisdom

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."-Socrates When an addict recovers from their addiction, many ...
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Bayside — LTB & SAFE

Palm Bay, FL | Live To Be at Bayside High School March 3 2017 Drug and alcohol addiction is truly a saddening and worrisome problem all across the country, but ...
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Drugs and Peer Pressure: Why it Doesn’t Just Affect Teens

Drug and alcohol abuse is a growing and very prevalent problem all across the United States and in a big way too.  This is an issue and crisis problem that ...
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Addiction at Home: How to Empower the Children of Addicts

Drug and alcohol addiction has presented itself as an increasingly prevalent and growing problem of the very worst kind.  It has been a crisis and a worrying one and the ...
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Study Drugs: Leading to Addiction, Not Better Grades

There has been a lot of talk and a lot of worry about college students, high school students, really any young adult when it comes to drug alcohol abuse. This ...
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Jared’s Organization “Live to Be”

Live To Be Jared Blake toured Michigan on a special tour to visit drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers and schools too. He made a particular stop at Best Drug ...
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Organic vs. Synthetic: Why Both Kinds of Drugs are Dangerous

Drug and alcohol addiction has presented itself as a very worrisome, troubling, and problematic factor in our society today. Statistically speaking, drug and alcohol addiction are worse now than they ...
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The Aftermath of Addiction: How to Deal with Recovery Fatigue

Drug and alcohol addiction is a big problem and crisis issue, to say the least.  It has been a problem and a crisis that has only gone up and that ...
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Opiate Addiction: Does Drug Tolerance Go Away During Recovery

Different problems and different crisis issues have all one and the same presented themselves as being pretty all encompassing and all enveloping, year after year as the years go by.  ...
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Birth Control and Recovery: Is There a Hormonal Element to Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction has swept the nation and caused major problems all across the country. Substance abuse is at a point of prevalence in the United States now where ...
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Getting Cut Off: How Recovering Addicts Can Cope

It’s not easy to kick an addiction. That goes without saying. In fact, it’s a very, very hard thing to do for all involved.  Beating drug and alcohol addiction, while ...
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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: How Your Addiction Treatment Will Be Covered

Drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse, in general, is a very prevalent, very growing, and very expanding issue and crisis to say the least.  Day after day.  Week after ...
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How to Stay Mentally Strong During Drug Detox

The most significant piece of advice and the biggest idea here can be broken down into a few, quick and easy steps and mindsets that you need to adopt to ...
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Support Groups: Helping Families of Addicts Understand Addiction

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind anymore that drug and alcohol addiction is s very prevalent and very pervasive problem, to say the least, and one of which has ...
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Pros and Cons of Over the Counter Naloxone

Drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse, in general, is rapidly becoming a very problematic and worrisome crisis issue and problem to end all problems.  These issues and these crisis ...
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The "Handout Mentality" of Drug Addicts

Ever wonder why on earth people enable drug and alcohol addicts?  Enablement to a greater or lesser degree is what allows the vast majority of addicts in this country to ...
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What Happens During an Addiction Assessment

A lot of people who are struggling with an addict in the family are told by professionals that they should take their addicted family member or loved one in somewhere ...
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Behavioral vs. Psychological: The Signs of Substance Abuse

One of a parent’s greatest worries is that their child will someday abuse drugs and alcohol.  A valid worry certainly, and one that does come up quite a bit, especially ...
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How Addiction Affects a Person’s Power of Choice

Drug and alcohol addiction affects a lot of people in a lot of different ways.  Drug and alcohol addiction ruins people’s lives on a regular basis and in different ways.  ...
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What to Do if You’re Prescribed Vicodin

One should be concerned at the prospect of being prescribed Vicodin.  In fact, one should be concerned at the prospect of begin prescribed any pain killer drug for that matter.  ...
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4 Factors that May Contribute to Opiate Addiction

There are a lot of different factors that go into and lead up to drug and alcohol addiction in the nation today.  Substance abuse is a very clear and present ...
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Do "Gateway Drugs" Actually Exist

The whole subject of “gateway” drugs is quite the controversial issue.  Some would say that there is no such thing as a gateway drug.  Others would say that gateway drugs ...
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5 Signs of Drug Dependency and Alcoholism

Substance abuse in a parent’s teen is perhaps one of parents’ greatest fears.  Sadly, it definitely does happen, and it happens a lot more often now than perhaps ever before.  ...
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The Relationship Between Opiates and Heroin

It’s been rumored for some time now and it would appear to be true that heroin addiction and opiate pain reliever addiction often go hand in hand.  These substances tend ...
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Are Teens More Susceptible to Addiction

Are teens more susceptible to addiction than adults are?  This has been a pretty common question lately as substance abuse and addiction has seemingly grown worse and worse and more ...
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10 Shocking Facts About Teens and Club Drugs

“Club drugs” is a collective term used for a group of drugs taken to augment the “clubbing” experience. “Rave” parties, nightclubs, and concerts are common sites for club drug use ...
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Legal or Illegal Drugs: The Consequences of Addiction Are the Same

Drug abuse is a cycle of addiction and the consequences of that addiction. The use of drugs can easily spiral out of control, resulting in severed relationships, health problems, legal ...
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The Growing Issue of Prescription Drug Abuse in America

In America, the abuse of prescription drugs is out of control. Painkillers are abused more than any other prescription medications. Many people who are receiving prescriptions for these medications are ...
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How Does Rehab Work to Bring About Sobriety?

Attempting to beat an ongoing addiction to drugs or alcohol may seem difficult, but seeking out professional assistance is one of the most effective methods for lifelong sobriety. Rehab programs ...
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Congress Shifts Its Focus to Heroin

Congress has finally turned its attention to the heroin epidemic. Republicans and Democrats are increasingly gaining interest in the subject. Ohio senator Rob Portman is the GOP’s chief crusader on ...
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Social Drinking or Alcoholism: Identifying the Differences

Millions of people enjoy alcoholic drinks at family celebrations and social gatherings without any negative effects. There are many others, however, who have serious problems with alcohol. The National Council ...
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How Widespread is Drug Addiction in Colleges Today?

While it was once believed that general alcohol addiction was one of the largest problems within college campuses, there has been a meteoric rise in drug addiction of all kinds ...
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Drug Abuse in Schools: How is it Being Prevented?

The absolute last thing a parent wants to hear from a school official is that their child, young or old, is abusing drugs. Not only does this mean that their ...
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How to Deal with a Substance Abuse Problem with Kids when Your Spouse is also Struggling with Addiction

Everyone has to face their own addiction. When there are multiple people in the same family struggling with some kind of substance abuse, however, it can be difficult for anyone ...
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Addiction Progression: Alcohol to Heroin

No matter how much time or money is spent on studying addictive behavior, it is still incredibly difficult to determine exactly when substance abuse begins in an individual's life. While ...
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Does Someone in Your Family Have a Marijuana Problem?

Because American society has become so lax about the usage of marijuana, it's often difficult to tell whenever someone is legitimately struggling with addiction. The 2013 NSDUH (National Survey on ...
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How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One Because of Substance Abuse

If you have ever experienced the death of a loved one, you know it’s one of the most stressful experiences we have to face in life. However, when we lose ...
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What Are the Best Support Groups for Families Facing Addiction?

When a family member is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the consequences can be devastating for the addict and their family members. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Are My Child’s Friends on Drugs – Signs & Symptoms

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, substance abuse can occur within nearly every age group. From elementary-age students to older adults, drug dependence is an ongoing ...
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The 10 Telltale Signs That Your Child is on Heroin

One: Associating with a Different Group of Friends Parents need to have an awareness of who their children’s friends are in order to know if they are under the wrong ...
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What To Do if Your Child is Stealing Your Prescription Medications

It is an unfortunate fact that many children begin experimenting with drugs in their very own home, and research has shown us that nearly 20 percent of teenagers have abused ...
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Heroin and Fentanyl – Seeking the Ultimate High

Fentanyl is an injectable narcotic that is commonly used for anesthesia during surgical procedures or for severe pain management in illnesses such as terminal bone cancer. It is the most ...
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Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Which is Deadlier

In the United States, drunk and drugged driving are major problems. According to studies, drugged driving is much more common than drunk driving. One of the reasons why more people ...
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The True Effect of Warning Statements on E-Cigarette Advertisements

Introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes (abbreviated as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) have become a popular mean of smoking among millions of Americans. A part of the electronic ...
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Traumatic Events Fuel Addiction in Young Adults

Not everyone is born as an addict. Genetic predisposition plays a huge role in addiction, but it’s not the only factor. Many people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol ...
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The Effectiveness of Acupressure

What is Acupressure? Acupressure is a variation of the ancient Chinese technique known as acupuncture. Although both target specific locations in the body -- sometimes known as trigger points or ...
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The Effect of Calm Energy in Addiction Recovery

Forty to sixty percent of all addicts, according to trusted sources, will experience some degree ofrelapse, after their treatment program has concluded. That's a hard fact, one that can diminish ...
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The Correlation of Addiction and Free Choice

One of the greatest parts about being human is our ability to have free choice. We can choose what we like and dislike. We can choose to go out with ...
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Substance Abuse In Military

The Prevalence Of Substance Abuse In The Military The military has a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drug abuse. However, studies have shown that substance abuse is actually very ...
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Legal Highs and What You Need to Know

Legal highs are nothing more than illegal drugs disguised as legitimate products. A legal high is a product that contains one or multiple chemicals. The chemicals that are added to ...
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Is There Really an Easy Way to Stop Smoking?

Smoking is a topic that elicits hot reactions once mentioned. It is because many people smoke. In fact, it is the people of virtually all classes of life. It explains ...
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Is Self-Deception Keeping You Trapped in Addiction?

Self-deception is keeping many individuals trapped in addiction. The deception is part of human life. In some cases, self-deception prevents an individual from seeing the flaws in his or her ...
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How to Make Addiction Education Really Stick

Addiction is a very cunning mental illness that causes addicts to not fully understand the severity of their issue. When most people get sick or ill, they seek help for ...
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Are the Benefits of Rx Drugs Worth the Risks?

Addiction is a rapidly growing problem in the United States as well as the rest of the world. Some of the biggest problem drugs come in the form of prescription ...
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Teens and Peer Pressure: Is It Really Possible to Simply Resist?

As parents, we make it sound easy. "You don't have to do what everyone else is doing." "Don't follow the crowd! Be your own person!" Unfortunately, for many teenagers, ignoring ...
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Drugs on TV can Be Highly Addictive

You have probably noticed the countless television commercials advertising a variety of prescription drugs. What these advertisers fail to completely explain to viewers is the serious addictions and side effects ...
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