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8 01, 2018

Teen Substance Abuse Statistics Coming into 2018

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In today’s world, teen substance abuse is more of a serious concern than ever. Going into 2018, teenagers face challenges that did not exist a generation or two ago. For parents, it is not enough to just keep a watchful eye on their children. If you have adolescent or older teenage children, you now

1 07, 2017

Yummy? Xanax Bars

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Are prescription Xanax bars becoming just as dangerous as opioid pain pills? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of emergency room visits in America involving the nonmedical use of Xanax MORE THAN DOUBLED between 2005 and 2011, increasing from 57,419  to 123,744. "Even the label for Xanax warns

8 06, 2017

How to Help A Sibling Struggling With Addiction

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Having a sibling with addiction is one of the most heart-rendering things you can go through. In fact, watching any loved one go through addiction is unspeakably difficult. You can see the problem, you know something has to be done, but you feel powerless to actually help. This is something of a mirror image to

15 08, 2016

Did the FDA REALLY Approve Meth Candy?

August 15th, 2016|0 Comments

"I am not a big fan of controlled substances that come in forms that can be easily abused – and certainly, a chewable drug falls into that category." ~Dr. Mukund Gnanadesikan, a child/adolescent psychiatrist in Napa, California Right now, the Internet is on fire with news that the Food and Drug Administration has approved "meth

26 05, 2016

Trauma and Addiction—My Story

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

After a female suffers from addiction related trauma, a program for drug and alcohol treatment for women can help change her life. I am 16 years old, and I escaped death.  As I sit here and tell you my story, I am reminded over and over again how lucky I am that recovery is an

6 04, 2016

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month in Idaho

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

“The longer children delay drinking and drug use, the less likely they are to develop any problems associated with it. That’s why it is so important to help your child make smart decisions about alcohol and drugs.” ~ Andrew Pucher, President and CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence For the next

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