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Information and advice for helping an addict get on the right path to a sober and drug-free life.

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The Terrible Toll Drugs Take on Small Children  Drug use is hard on everyone, from the individual who can’t stop using them to their parents, siblings and close friends. But it might be harder on small children than anyone else. They have no protection if an intoxicated parent becomes unable to provide care for them. They can’t escape if the parent becomes violent or if there is some other danger. A new and sad tale of the loss of two small children makes this fact much too real.....Click…

The Terrible Toll Drugs Take on Small Children Drug use is hard on everyone, from the individual who can’t stop using them to their parents, siblings and close friends. But it might be harder on small children than anyone else. They have no protection if an intoxicated parent becomes unable to provide care for them. They can’t escape if the parent becomes violent or if there is some other danger. A new and sad tale of the loss of two small children makes this fact much too real.....Click…

The Impressive Benefits of Quitting Marijuana  There’s no denying the fact that marijuana use is becoming “normalized” in the United States. This comes after more than 20 states legalized marijuana and its products for medical use and four states plus the District of Columbia legalized recreational use. Even if they’re completely false, the messages sent by this legislation include “marijuana is medicine” and “marijuana is harmless.”  So it’s little wonder that marijuana is the most common…

The Impressive Benefits of Quitting Marijuana There’s no denying the fact that marijuana use is becoming “normalized” in the United States. This comes after more than 20 states legalized marijuana and its products for medical use and four states plus the District of Columbia legalized recreational use. Even if they’re completely false, the messages sent by this legislation include “marijuana is medicine” and “marijuana is harmless.” So it’s little wonder that marijuana is the most common…

The Staggering Risk of Heroin Addiction & Why Addicts Can’t Choose Sobriety  Right now, being addicted to heroin is far more dangerous than it ever has been—and it’s always been dangerous. The potency of this drug that is smoked or injected has always varied greatly which has meant that at any moment, it was possible that one’s daily supply of heroin was going to be lethal. But now, there are synthetic opiates on the market with vastly greater potency than heroin. This means every injection…

The Staggering Risk of Heroin Addiction & Why Addicts Can’t Choose Sobriety Right now, being addicted to heroin is far more dangerous than it ever has been—and it’s always been dangerous. The potency of this drug that is smoked or injected has always varied greatly which has meant that at any moment, it was possible that one’s daily supply of heroin was going to be lethal. But now, there are synthetic opiates on the market with vastly greater potency than heroin. This means every injection…

ADHD Drugs Now Sending Users to the ER  Every year it seems, we hear a new story and some new information about a pharmaceutical drug or a series of drugs that we once thought were safe, now being newly exposed as being very not safe. Prescription drugs and their use is becoming more controversial, and one can see why. There are more Americans hooked on these supposed “miracle cures” than there are Americans hooked on all other forms of illegal narcotics. We’ve reached a point in our society…

ADHD Drugs Now Sending Users to the ER Every year it seems, we hear a new story and some new information about a pharmaceutical drug or a series of drugs that we once thought were safe, now being newly exposed as being very not safe. Prescription drugs and their use is becoming more controversial, and one can see why. There are more Americans hooked on these supposed “miracle cures” than there are Americans hooked on all other forms of illegal narcotics. We’ve reached a point in our society…

Executive Burnout: How to Safeguard Against Addiction Relapse  When it comes to addiction, one of the biggest things that we struggle with is in our efforts to really focus on finding solutions and in finding peace of mind and abstinence from even the most difficult and unpleasant of addiction struggles. As it stands right now, drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse, in general, is definitely getting worse and worse in our country. Finding peace of mind and abstinence from the habit…

Executive Burnout: How to Safeguard Against Addiction Relapse When it comes to addiction, one of the biggest things that we struggle with is in our efforts to really focus on finding solutions and in finding peace of mind and abstinence from even the most difficult and unpleasant of addiction struggles. As it stands right now, drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse, in general, is definitely getting worse and worse in our country. Finding peace of mind and abstinence from the habit…

Most executives live high-pressure existences with challenges coming at them from all sides. Financial, personnel, schedules, appointments, quarterly and monthly reports, travel — it’s not easy for them to catch their breath. And then there are demands from family. Children and spouses need attention, there could be illnesses or discipline issues to be dealt with. And there are bills and concerns about family safety or aging parents… it’s a very long list. It’s not hard to understand why....

Recognizing an Executive Who is Addicted to Drugs

A few drinks or pills to relief the stress or pain an executive faces can easily turn to addiction. Spot the signs of an executive who is abusing drugs or alcohol.

For many people, the phrase “drug addict” conjures up the image of someone in a dirty room shooting heroin or someone smoking crack in a back alley. In recent years, drug addiction has become a widespread epidemic that bears no resemblance to these old images.  What you are just as likely to find today is a busy executive addicted to Oxycontin or Xanax, someone who was initially prescribed an opioid (a synthetic that’s similar to an opiate) drug following an injury or surgery.

Professionals Getting Caught in the Addiction Trap

For many people, the phrase “drug addict” conjures up the image of someone in a dirty room shooting heroin or someone smoking crack in a back alley. In recent years, drug addiction has become a widespread epidemic that bears no resemblance to these old images.