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Drug Rehab

Your loved One is Going to Rehab

What to expect….. When your loved one is going to Rehab The first thing to remember is that drug addiction or alcoholism is a complex illness. It’s characterized by intense and uncontrollable drug cravings. These cravings cause irrational, compulsive drug seeking behaviors. So, it only makes sense that going to rehab, is not going to … Read more

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Is Alcoholism and Addiction a disability?

The American’s with Disability Act and Addiction The ADA is the American’s with Disabilities Act. There are protections for people who have disabilities. So, a common question is “since Alcoholism and Addiction are considered a disease, is it also a disability. Drug and alcohol abuse and dependence are classified as treatable illnesses by both “standard” … Read more

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Can Drug Addicts or Alcoholics Tell the Truth?

Alcoholics, Drug Addicts and the Truth If you have ever spent time with someone with a drug addiction problem then you know it’s hard to get a straight answer. Don’t blame yourself. Their stories are always so convincing. The Cycle of Lies You begin to really hate the person and hate yourself because you keep … Read more

Heroin questions and answers

Do you have a burning question about heroin?

Heroin questions? There is so much confusion on the subject of Heroin Addiction In my opinion, most of the people who are addicted to heroin started out taking some kind of pain medication. These medications are classified as opiates or opioids. You might be familiar with the following examples: morphine methadone Buprenorphine hydrocodone oxycodone Opioid … Read more

I am a Parent of a Drug Addict | The Harsh and Surprising Truth

Denial is a big part of addiction When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child (adult or not) lives at home.  It’s very easy to deny your child has a problem. This is especially true when you are being told … Read more