Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction Video

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This video helps show how important human connection and how that relates to addiction. We highly recommend watching this.

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Rehab & Recovery Denial: I Can Do It On My Own

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Rehab & Recovery Denial: I Can Do It On My Own Convincing someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol to go to rehab or to detox is often a very difficult and touchy situation. Even harder sometimes, is convincing someone to stick with rehab, detox, or recovery in a structured setting. Although there are lots of reasons why an individual will refuse to go to detox or rehab, or attempt to leave before they are ready, all of the reason are just a means to an end – which includes not recovering from addiction...

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Addiction Recovery Success Story of Chris – Video

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Chris’s story is so powerful. Watch this video and hear his story. Turning Point Center saved him from a life of addiction.  

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China Bans Fentanyl

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China Bans Fentanyl Finally, the Chinese government recently moved to ban the manufacture and sale of fentanyl. Foxnews.com reports that, “China announced Wednesday night that it will ban carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, acrylfentanyl and valeryl fentanyl from being manufactured there – a move that U.S. officials at the federal and state levels say is significant and likely to be felt in communities across the country.” (foxnews.com) The report indicates that China is the source of the bulk of the fentanyl...

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Signs of Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse

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Signs of Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse Drug abuse among the elderly is on the rise. The overuse and abuse of prescription medication is the most common form of drug abuse in the elderly. Although less than 13 percent of the U.S. population is 65 years and older, they consume approximately one-third of all medications prescribed. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that “elderly persons use prescription medications three times as frequently as the general population and have the poorest rates of...

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What Are Bath Salts

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What are bath salts? Many have heard that bath salts can be addictive and used like drugs. Most of us don’t really understand how. Bath salts are synthetic cathinones — synthetic drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Khat is a shrub grown in East Africa and southern Arabia, and people sometimes chew its leaves for their mild stimulant effects. However, when variants of cathinones are synthetic, the effects can be much stronger and more dangerous. Bath salts are...

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