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Talking To Teens About Alcohol Use

April is about alcohol, and has been since 1987. Naturally, we are not suggesting that April is a month to drink alcohol, but rather a time to have an open, honest conversation about: alcohol use, misuse, abuse and the disease of alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder affects millions of Americans (16.6 million adults ages 18 and […]

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An ‘Aha Moment’ At The Movies

“There’s more to family than what you see.” Many Times There’s More To A Movie Than What You Expected To See… If you read the reviews, both from critics and moviegoers, for the movie Black or White you might be tempted not to see this movie.  But the quote you see above ‘there’s more to […]

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Addiction: Drug Use Changes Your Brain

It was not that long ago when people believed that alcoholism/addiction was a moral failing and resulted from a lack of willpower. Even today many people still view addiction in the same way, which has served to stigmatize those who suffer from what we now understand to be a disease. Thankfully, research into the subject […]

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Adderall: Nonmedical Use On The Rise

If a teenager or young adult is diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they are commonly prescribed a stimulant medication, such as Ritalin or Adderall. Prescription stimulants in small doses help people focus, but in higher doses it will cause feelings of euphoria. Stimulant narcotics are highly sought after, and are commonly abused […]

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The Case for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The prescription opioid epidemic has brought a scourge of heroin addiction along with it, forcing both lawmakers and health experts to confront the crisis head on. Some of the measures to combat the opioid epidemic include: Greater Naloxone Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Abuse Deterrent Medications Prescription Drug Take Back Days While the aforementioned efforts […]

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