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 is Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs.

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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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Approaching Your Loved One

Approaching your loved one about their alcohol and/or drug use isn't easy. The thought of having the conversation may fill you with fear and anxiety. However, the earlier they are approached about their substance abuse, the better.

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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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Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine also know as speed, meth, glass, crystal, crank just to name a few. Users of this powerful drug are often totally unaware of the toxic chemicals that go into making the drug.Many family members of Meth users and the user themselves often do not know the seriousness and dangers of Meth.

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