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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 to create awareness of suicide worldwide. The statistics on global suicide are alarming. According to many treatment experts, hundreds of thousands of people die by their hand every year. That leaves behind millions of bereaved family members, friends, and loved ones. But suicides can be prevented.…

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Dangers of Synthetic Weed

Synthetic weed comes in a variety of names such as K2 and Spice. These are marketed to people who want to experience the feelings associated with smoking marijuana. Often, they are advertised as being made from natural substances but in reality, they are made of man-made chemicals. Because of this, the effects you are seeking…

a young person talking to their doctor about teen drug abuse

Why Teen Drug Abuse is So Prevalent?

Every parent wants to make sure that their child has a good and successful life. You teach them to stay away from drug and other substances. You keep an eye on the friends they make and the places they go. But so many adolescents nevertheless start abusing substances. Why? There are many reasons why teens…

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Telltale Addictive Behaviors

Addiction can happen to anyone at any time. Some people are more susceptible to succumbing to addiction. But how do you know if you have an addiction – or if someone you love is? Most of the time, telltale addictive behaviors will clue you in. Addiction Q&A What is Addiction? Addiction refers to the inability…

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Definition of Detox

When it comes to detoxing, not everyone handles it the same. Some people don’t even define it the same. Many programs do only detox, detox and rehab, or only rehab. Knowing exactly what you’re getting is important to your recovery, so knowing the definition of detox will help. Definition of Detox According to the Dictionary…

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Alcohol Detox Process

Drinking alcohol has become so normalized that entire sitcoms are based around friends spending time at a bar. Media has normalized teenage drinking to a point that the majority of people have tried alcohol before finishing high school. Although alcoholism is passed down through genetics, anyone can get this started. Turning to alcohol at an…

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DUI vs. DWI

Over the years, various types of laws have been passed to make drinking and drug abuse less appealing. For example, a large number of states have DUI and DWI laws that affect thousands of people every year. But what is the difference between these two types of laws? When debating DUI vs. DWI, you may…

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What Is Lean Drug?

When talking about drug addiction and other substances, most people focus on cocaine, heroin, opioids, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. However, many other potentially-addictive items are available, many of which are increasing heavily in popularity. For example, lean has become a subject of many rap songs and has spread to many communities, particularly in younger…