Joyce, Author at Drug And Alcohol Treatment

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5 Signs You’re An Enabling Parent

There is no arguing that parenting is one of the most complex and difficult jobs in existence–and that’s when your child is generally healthy and happy.  When your child is suffering from a complex problem like drug addiction, parenting can become incredibly overwhelming, especially when you consider that most parents will do anything to help

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4 Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana

Regardless of how you may personally feel about the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana use, there is no arguing the fact that its increased availability and acceptability can make it appealing enough to many individuals, including teenagers, that they decide to give it a try.  According to a survey by the National Institute of

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Is Your Child At Risk for Medication Overdose

Despite the fact that most individuals are aware of the fact that medications can come with risks, it’s safe to say that many still don’t appreciate the true, intense dangers that these substances can pose.  After all, these medications are FDA-approved for medical use and doctor recommended to treat specific conditions–how could they possibly be

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Should I Have a Doctor Screen My Child for Drug Use

There is no doubt that being a parent is a difficult, albeit incredibly rewarding job.  The important thing to remember is that while there may always be some room for improvement, no one is absolutely perfect in working toward the main goal of parenting: raising a healthy, well-adjusted and intelligent child who can smoothly move

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What to Do if a Coworker Has a Drug Problem

There is no arguing the fact that an individual who is abusing or addicted to drug substances is experiencing damaging effects in their relationships, health and life as a result.  In addition to this, the individual is also struggling with their weakened self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem.  It is no wonder, then, that many drug addicts

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5 Signs a Family Member Has a Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug abuse and addiction problems have reached epidemic proportions in our country, with many teenagers making them their drug of choice.  The fact that these drugs are FDA approved, doctor recommended and usually easily accessible in home medicine cabinets have made them appealing to individuals who honestly don’t understand just how dangerous they are.

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5 Tips for Approaching a Parent About Their Addiction

It’s no secret that all children, even adult children, rely upon their parents for their basic needs and much of their direction and emotional support in life.  Where a child’s parents are sane, healthy and happy, this is often a mutually beneficial relationship–though there can obviously still be periods of difficulty and challenge.  Where a