Category Archives: Addiction

How To Help Your Child With Internet Addiction

Addiction is one of the hardest struggles of many young adult lives, and it has become sneakier than ever before. Now, addiction does not always look like drug dealers or underage drinking, it can look like something as harmless as being on the internet more often than is healthy. Here...
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More of an Affect Than You Know

Are you a parent struggling with an drug addiction? You are well aware of the affects of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in your own life. From its affects in your work life to your social life, there is very little left untouched. But have you considered the affects it...
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Is My Child at a High-Risk for Addiction?

Possible Indicators for Being at High-Risk for Addiction Are thoughts of whether or not your child could be at risk for drug or alcohol addiction keeping you awake at night? Does your stomach churn when stories of teenagers and young adults air on the local news or are featured in...
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Child neglect in U.S. – tragic facts about abused children

Child neglect is defined as continued failure to provide care and attention for a child’s needs (EX: food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, love or protection from physical or emotional harm). Neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. Types of child neglect -Physical neglect: the child’s life or physical...
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What is prescription drug abuse and how dangerous is it?

Intentional use of psychoactive medications in nonmedical purposes is, right after marijuana, the second most popular form of drug abuse in teenagers 12 yrs of age and older. Prescription drugs abuse has became a dangerous and growing trend among teenagers in the United States. Mind altering substances, usually prescribed as treatments against...
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How to recognize and understand the severe consequences of drug abuse

A first step in drug awareness and prevention and protection against drug abuse (http://www.drugabuse.gov/), is to know what drugs are, how they change your behavior and what makes them physiologically and physically addictive. A “drug” is a common name used for a substance which chemically influences performance, has intoxicating effects...
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