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Path to Addiction: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

by Darci Maxwell Kids do stupid stuff, we all know that.  But technology allows kids these days to do even stupider things that make the underage drinking of the 1980’s look like a joke (although it does still happen, this blog states that 38% of high school seniors report using alcohol). Youtube is full of how-to’s,…

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6 Tips for Resisting Temptation During Recovery

by Sara Stringer Everybody says that admitting you have an addiction is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Guess what: getting sober and living life in recovery isn’t exactly a picnic in comparison. It turns out that the work of sobriety and recovery is pretty darn hard too. Temptation to cheat “just a…

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Quitting Cold Turkey: When It Can Be Harmful

by Maurine Anderson Quitting cold turkey—for many who are looking to remove certain habits from their lives, this is the go-to method for eliminating those habits. Some will tell you that they have had great success with quitting their bad habits cold turkey, while others will tell you that quitting cold turkey is highly ineffective…

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Addiction: Not Just a Problem for Young People

by Sara Stringer When we think of addiction, we typically view it as a young person’s problem. And while it’s true that addiction is common in teens and young adults, this disease affects older individuals in staggering numbers. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, substance abuse among the elderly is one of…