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12 Children’s Books That Discuss Substance Abuse

Preteen reading book

Substance abuse and addiction can be such a difficult topic to discuss with kids, especially when they are facing confusing and hurtful circumstances related to a parent’s or sibling’s addiction. “As an addiction treatment professional, a person in recovery, and a father, I know from personal experience how important it …

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Women and Addiction: All WHYs and HOWs

Female addict smoking marijuana ipe

When it comes to various addictions (drugs, alcohol, tobacco), one usually pictures a male who abuses substances or alcohol. Even if this stereotype is statistically based, it is necessary to look at addictions from a female’s perspective separately. The problem of addiction concerns all genders. However, until recently, research focused …

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Cocaine Addiction & It’s Effects

Cocaine Skull

In the simplest words, cocaine is a party drug. The highly addictive stimulant is used as a fine white powder that can sometimes be diluted with substances that look similar, like flour or cornstarch. The traditional way to consume cocaine is by snorting it. Most everyone’s seen party scenes in …

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To My Mom: 10 Things I Want You to Know

To My Mom

To My Mom, Mother’s Day is coming up in a month and here are some things I want you to know. 1 I’m sorry for hurting you and not understanding your love. My teenage years were rocky to say the least. For a long time I thought you were out …

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