Ecstasy

Ecstasy was originally developed by Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. In its original form, it was known as “MDMA.” It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests, and then resurfaced in the 1960s as a psychotherapy medication to “lower inhibitions.” It wasn’t until the 1970s that MDMA started being used as a party drug.

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Study Finds Spouses of Alcoholics Can Benefit From Online Help

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

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Cocaine, Amphetamine Users More Likely To Take Own Lives

Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine are associated with suicidal behavior among people who inject drugs, researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre say.  Addiction has already been identified as a major risk factor for suicide, it is a ten percent fact among drug users.  

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Sober Social Events

For alcoholics and addicts social functions are fought with uncertainty. Alcohol and drugs are prevalent. Family reunions, parties, funerals, holidays and corporate functions can trigger a relapse. Having a sober companion at your side can bring comfort and give our clients the confidence to navigate through these situations without drinking or substance using.

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How To Work Step 1

For a lot of people, walking into a treatment center or 12-step meeting for the first time is equivalent to working step one. The simple act of asking for help is, in and of itself, an admission of powerlessness and unmanageability. There is much more that an addict can do to fully work Step One.

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Men's Eating Disorder Often Overlooked

Anorexia and bulimia are the two most widely known eating disorders, and despite their association with women, 10 percent to 15 percent of sufferers are men, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. 

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Purple Drank Abuse

Purple Drank is an addictive drink made up by the drug abuser himself (or herself). The primary intoxicating ingredient is a promethazine-codeine cough medication that is available only by prescription.

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Suboxone - Finding Its Way Inside of Prisons

Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms through a tapering process

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What is an Intervention?

An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into an individuals thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

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Talking to Your Kids About Drugs

Every parent of a teenager knows that eventually they are going to become young adults and become independent.  There is a natural progression of development as humans from teenage years to adulthood where exploration of the world around them is necessary for them to live as adults on their own someday.

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The Gifts of Sobriety

Traditional philosophy states, self-control is needed to stay sober.  Living sober isn't a control issue, someone active in their alcohol use or substance use crosses a line into addiction and cannot "go back" to control it. 

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Getting Treatment Without Rehab

Admitting that you have a problem and accepting the fact that you cannot stay sober on your own is only the beginning.  Alcoholism and drug addiction are illnesses that are often characterized by isolation. 

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