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Helping Break the Cycle of Family Addiction
Helping Break the Cycle of Family Addiction

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The story in this blog is real and similar to thousands of others across our country. Properly prepared for and performed, an alcohol intervention may be the life-saving moment for even the most downtrodden and defeated addicts. #alcoholism #addiction #intervention

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NEW POST: "Educate your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Yes, warn them, nag them, remind them or bore them with tales of the destruction of drugs and alcohol."

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For the millions of parents seeking tools to prevent, slow down or stop teen drug use and drinking, these five steps are for you. Act now before this advice is too late, and you find yourself researching rehabs, counselors and defense lawyers instead.

#teenaddiction #teenalcoholism

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Mr. President-elect, while your efforts to stem the flow of illegal heroin into the country is commendable and needed, we need a bold vision, leadership and push to develop the next era of pain pills — medicine that does not enslave the patient to a life of #addiction.

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Think about it, parents: With more deaths in the U.S. caused today from heroin than guns, are you really protecting your children by locking up your guns (or not having guns at home), yet leaving the perfect heroin starter kit unlocked above your sink?

#addiction #addictionprevention #addictionhelp

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On a recent stroll through Chicago, I observed a boy on a hover board, travelers in hybrids and fully electric vehicles. Yet, we don't seem to be any closer to being able to offer a non-addictive solution for pain treatment??? Read more in today's blog!

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Check out our latest interview podcast on Nassau Community College's WHPC Radio. Select the podcast dated 11/30 and titled:
Alcoholism And What We Need To Know.

#alcoholism #addiction #teensupport #familyaddiction #addictionsupport

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50,000 deaths in 2014….

This breathtaking number is the number of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in our country in one year.

Yet where is the outcry? Where is the urgency to stop these preventable deaths?

And what about the single most vulnerable group in our society to this epidemic? What about the children of alcoholics and addicts who, at no fault of their own, are up to 20 times more likely to become afflicted with addiction than their peers?

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For those of you familiar with the PotatoAllergy.com movement and its focus on educating children about addiction, the call for action in this week’s landmark report on addiction from the U.S. Surgeon General will come as no surprise.

#addiction #recovery #addictionsupport

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How is it that the 15-year-old proud vegan that scours the menu at a local restaurant for each ingredient is found dead four years later from shooting up a batch of heroin that unknowingly contained lethal amounts of Fentanyl?

#addiction #addictionhelp #addictionsupport #addictionrecovery
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