Category Archive for "Drug Abuse"

Community Service helps in Recovery

Why does one person help another? Knowing that people are basically selfish, seeking the means to get ahead in a world that seems bent on knocking everyone down, why bother? It’s difficult enough just to ‘make ends meet’, so why…
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A Look At The Cycle of Abuse

Addressing the stages so you can prevent the cycle from starting over. The Cycle of Abuse is a social cycle theory developed by Lenore E. Walker in 1979. It was designed to explain patterns of behavior in abusive relationships. These abusive relationships…
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Adding Drugs To Alcohol Consumption

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How your body suffers when you mix drugs with alcohol, and what happens when you try to detox from one or both. Approximately 7% of adults (16.6 million in the world) suffer from alcohol use disorders, including alcoholism. Although drinking…
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Planning Your Approach

The next steps to helping your child or loved one. You may be wondering what you should do if you suspect that your child or loved one is abusing prescription or illicit drugs. The Akua Mind & Body community would like you…
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AKUA Mind & Body Parent Intuition Article

Parents Sixth Sense

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How parental intuition can spot signs of drug abuse in teens Intuition is that strong but elusive sense that guides many people’s decisions and actions; for parents, intuition is often the protective, “sixth-sense”, letting them know when things are just…
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FRONTLINE’s “Chasing Heroin” produced by PBS, Sheds New Light on America’s Heroin Crisis

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The two-hour investigation tells the stories of individual addicts and also illuminates the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in the U.S. drug policy and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue and not…
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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AB– USE

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Prescription medication abuse is an epidemic in America. The most recent statistics, according to the leading reporting agency on all things relating to drug abuse, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)released the following alarming figures: Approximately 6.5 million people…
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HOW TO STAY SOBER AFTER TREATMENT

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Drug addiction is a process, not an event. The first drink, toke or injection does not determine addiction…nor does the second, seventh or thirtieth. No single event can determine whether an individual will become addicted to a particular drug or…
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