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World Class. Family Focused.The New Face of Recovery
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An alarming trend of teen drug use in Charlotte, North Carolina, has seen a staggering increase among this area’s teens. During a time when adolescents should be worrying about first dates and football games, too many teens are dealing with issues of substance abuse.

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Join us Friday, November 18th from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm for a lunch and learn about Trauma Informed Care for Young Adults: Improving Outcomes. You won't want to miss it!
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Upcoming workshop at The Blanchard Institute!!
Family Addiction Workshop:
A Recovery Healing Experience for the Entire Family
Friday Nov. 18th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday Nov. 19th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 20th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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How can you maintain your sobriety while steering old and new friendships? Which relationships can bring you good and which ones can jeopardize all that you’ve worked for? There are several “safety tips” that you can adopt to avoid risky friendships.

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How can we protect our youth from underage drinking?

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Perhaps you’ve heard of synthetic marijuana, also called K2, spice or syncanns. Maybe you’ve even seen it, but what you may not realize is that both its use and the dangers of being addicted to synthetic marijuana is on the rise.

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Addiction is a chronic illness in which normal activity in the brain is disrupted, and it is most often the result of persistent substance abuse. People who suffer from addiction will struggle to get healthy again without expert help, and in many cases the signs of substance abuse go unnoticed

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It is very distressing for parents when they find out their young son or daughter has a drug or alcohol addiction problem. On the positive side, there is plenty of help available for teens with addiction problems and for their parents.

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When someone struggles with addiction, their family members suffer too. In fact, addiction is commonly described as a family disease. It’s difficult to watch your loved one’s life fall apart and feel helpless to stop it; you might also find yourself feeling angry or frustrated with your addicted family member.
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