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“Relapse” Does Not Mean “Fail”

If at first you don’t succeed… Are relapse risk factors different in recovering addicts?  If so, how should drug abuse treatment deal with these risk factors? Substance abuse changes the function of the brain, and many things can trigger drug cravings within the brain.  It’s critical for those in treatment, especially those treated at drug … Continued

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It’s No Secret – My Parents Use

More than just “risk taking behavior” There is increasing concern about the negative effects on children when parents or other members of their households abuse alcohol or drugs or even engage in other illegal drug-related activity, such as manufacturing of methamphetamines in home based laboratories. Abuse of drugs or alcohol by parents and other caregivers … Continued

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