Drug Rehab During the Holidays? 5 Reasons

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Drug Rehab During the Holidays? 5 Reasons There are many reasons why checking a loved one into a drug rehab facility is a good idea. However, research points to 5 reasons why admitting your loved one to a drug rehab facility during the holidays is the perfect time. Even though families often feel that being around loved ones for the holidays will help individuals struggling with addictions, in fact, the opposite is true. The holidays can be filled with financial and emotional weight, stress, and risks of overdose...

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Having Family Dinners Can Lessen Drug Abuse in Kids

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Having Family Dinners Can Lessen Drug Abuse in Kids Everyone’s lives seem more packed; more busy than ever. Especially families. There are so many activities, responsibilities, technological distractions, and household chores, that quality family time often gets pushed aside. People find themselves telling their kids “in a minute” more often than they would like, or saying “we’ll do it tomorrow” and never finding the time. For this and other reasons, researchers decided to study the correlation between...

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Warning signs of drug or alcohol use

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Warning signs If you’ve noticed any of the signals related to drug abuse listed below, you may want to press your teen further and ask some important questions like: “Have you been offered drugs?” If yes, “What did you do?” or “Have you been drinking or using drugs?” Even though no parent wants to hear a “yes” response to any of these questions, be ready for it. Don’t be afraid to err on the side of caution. Ask the difficult questions and decide, in advance, how you’ll respond to a...

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Talking to your preschooler about drugs and alcohol

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Talking to your preschooler about drugs and alcohol Beginning the discussion about drugs with your preschooler may seem premature, but research shows that discussion between parents and their children about drugs and alcohol is one of the main ways to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Different topics should be discussed at different ages and teaching kids about these things will open the doors for healthy discussions as your children grow and mature. When talking to your preschool aged child: Discuss with your...

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Prescription Medications and Spring Cleaning

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Prescription Medications and Spring Cleaning Spring is finally here! Many people take time to clean everything in their homes. They wash walls, wipe out each cupboard and drawers, dust off fans and blinds, wipe down baseboards, go through closets and take items to a good will store, freshen up the yard, etc. During spring cleaning, there is a lot of time spent on getting rid of things that people don’t feel they need. For most people, the warm weather usually comes with the task of spring–cleaning. One...

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Talking to your child about drugs:

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Talking to your child about drugs: Part 2 – teens and marijuana Talking with your teen about drugs, particularly marijuana is important to helping them chart a course away from drug abuse. When we are empowered with knowledge, and know the risks and dangers of something, we are less likely to engage in those behaviors. Drugabuse.gov recently published an article about discussing marijuana with your teen. The information therein will be cited and quoted throughout this post, as it is very informative on the...

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