Talking to Your Teens About Drugs Continues for Years

Whether you have never touched a beer or you once were the life of the party, you were young once and you know that drugs and alcohol use will inevitably come up in teenage conversations. If you want to ensure your kids remain safe and responsible, you should know what teens use, why they choose certain drugs and how you can help prevent your kids from following suit. The conversation with your kids needs to be ongoing. […]

Talking to Your Teens About Drugs Continues for Years 2017-08-07T15:22:32+00:00

The Dangers of Detoxing Without Medical Supervision

When people use alcohol in excess on a regular basis the body undergoes a physical and psychological transformation that makes it nearly impossible to live without it. These severe cases reach a point where that person’s body “NEEDS” it and without a regular flow, the body responds adversely. We are convinced alcoholism is a VERY serious disease and has the power to kill those in the grips of this progressive illness. Those with alcohol dependence often lose their jobs, their significant relationships and more during the more advanced stages of their addiction. Unfortunately it is only when these complications are severe enough that individuals begin to contemplate what life would be like without alcohol and move towards any alcohol detoxification process. We are here to say that no individual in these advanced stages should attempt to stop abruptly without medical monitoring of some kind, preferably at an inpatient facility. […]

The Dangers of Detoxing Without Medical Supervision 2017-08-07T15:22:32+00:00

Medicine Cabinets Are Where Many Start Their Abuse

Our nation’s Top Doctor sent a letter to every doctor in the United States in August 2016 asking for their help to solve, “The most urgent health crisis facing America: the opiod epidemic”. Abuse of prescription drugs can be even riskier than the abuse of illegally manufactured drugs. Synthetic (man-made) drugs are often more potent and create a higher overdose risk. This is particularly true of OxyContin and similar painkillers, where overdose deaths more than doubled over a five-year period. […]

Medicine Cabinets Are Where Many Start Their Abuse 2017-08-07T15:22:32+00:00