12 Step Fellowships

12 Step Fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous are widely recognized as one of the best community resources available for recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other compulsive disorders. Millions of people have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.

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Intervention History

Family intervention, where family and friends band together and encourage a drinker to accept help for his drinking, has been used successfully for over thirty years, ever since Vernon Johnson first began experimenting with the technique in the early 1960's.

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Adolescent Drug Overdose

"Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults, and the earlier they began using, the higher their risk. Nine out of 10 people who meet the clinical criteria for substance use disorders involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before they turned 18. People who begin using any addictive substance before age 15 are six and a half times as likely to develop a substance use disorder as those who delay use until age 21 or older (28.1 percent vs. 4.3 percent)." - "Adolescent Substance Abuse: America's #1 Public Health Problem," National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, June 2011, p. 2

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What are Inhalants?

Inhalants are any gases or fumes that can be inhaled for the purpose of getting high. These include many household products—including glue, nail polish remover, gasoline, solvents, butane, and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dispensers. 

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A Secret Killer - 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...

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Intervene On Alcohol & Drugs

If you think that you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol use or substance use there is a solution.  No one has to do it alone.  If you have second to watch, you may see that there is another way.  An Intervention is positive way to move forward into a life of recovery.

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Outpatient Treatment

Footprints of Serenity's Outpatient and Sober Companion Services begins with a comprehensive assessment to individualize the proper care for addiction in treatment and any other accompanying mental and behavioral health issues often associated with chemical dependency.

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the structure and function of the brain. It can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by medical, health professionals and other methods of treatment.

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Triggers, Relapse & Prevention

Triggers for relapse are classified as environmental, re-exposure and stress triggers.  Stimuli that cause a neuro-chemical response that immediately induces cravings for alcohol or drugs that may lead to a relapse for someone in recovery. 

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Teens Risk is Higher Developing Addictive Disorder towards Substance Abuse

 "Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults."  The earlier the teen began using, the higher the risk that as an adult they would develop an addictive disorder as an adult.

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Governor Expands Drug Treatment for All

There are major concerns in the battle of addiction, and in today's society, the word "addict" is somewhat common and known, yet fully not understood.  There are major changes happening around the country that are promoting wellness from the disease of addiction.  It is an uphill battle, long and tedious, but trudging forward with the battle, state legislatures are taking action.

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