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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

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The Big Question about Addiction

The Big Question about Addiction – Rose Lockinger This is somewhat of a “loaded” question, isn’t it? Is addiction a medical condition? A mental illness? A behavior? What causes it? Is it genetics, environment or choice? If you ask ten different people, you’ll likely get ten different answers, and even medical and mental health professionals … Read more

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Five ways to test your drug knowledge and stay sober

Once a year there is a national “Drug Awareness Week”.  There are all sorts of local events and learning activities that take place across the US. This is a great to learn about the dangers of drugs  …. but how do you stay sober the rest of the year? I’m glad you asked because the government program … Read more

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Bipolar Disorder – what are the risks?

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depression. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy and “up,” and are much more active than usual. This is called mania. And sometimes people with bipolar disorder feel very sad and “down”. This … Read more