Teens’ Frequently Asked Questions About Drugs and Addiction

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There’s many misconceptions about drugs and addiction. Often, there are also questions, but the answers tend to bring up more queries. So here, we intend to clarify things and keep everyone informed with facts.

Here are the frequently asked questions about drugs and alcohol that most teens today, and even their parents, are asking:

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Benefits of Meditating While Recovering from Addiction

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Among the many benefits of meditating while recovering from addiction can lessen that mental fuzziness and confusion, especially during the first few day out of rehab.

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Addiction and Violence: Get Out and Get Help

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Addiction and violence is a deadly mix. Before things get out of hand, get out and get help.

Addiction can turn a beloved family member into a stranger. It can also turn a peace-loving and rational person into someone completely volatile and violent. Many addictions can put a person at a higher risk of being violent, but drugs and alcohol addiction are the ones most often linked to violence because it impairs judgment and causes many other behavioral changes.

While addiction doesn’t necessarily cause violence, addiction and violence are highly linked. The two can co-occur, and those who are addicted are more prone to being violent, also causing more serious injuries.

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Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

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Substance abuse and domestic violence almost always go hand in hand, which is very unfortunate. But it doesn’t have to be your reality.

Having someone with substance abuse disorder or addiction in the family can make the household dysfunctional. And while not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol becomes violent, those who abuse members of their family are more likely to have been using drugs or alcohol.

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Bridges of Hope Hosts Seminar for Addiction Professionals

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Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center (BH) hosts a seminar for Addiction Professionals, titled Bridging Insights for Recovery. This seminar covers UTC 8: Ethics for Addiction Professionals, and was held at MEDTek Conference Center in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, from November 21 to 23, 2016.

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13 Key Principles of Addiction Treatment

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For people struggling with substance abuse and dependence, addiction treatment is a must. Here are the 13 Key Principles of Addiction Treatment to help keep you guided while you look for the right treatment and rehab facility for you or your loved one.

Addiction is a complex disease. It is an uncontrollable and intense, relapsing disease that drives a person to compulsively seek the substance (drug or alcohol) despite devastating and negative consequences.

To tackle drug addiction, professionals have to look at the condition of the person from all angles. The following 13 key principles of addiction treatment serve as a guide for addiction professionals, health providers, and family members to address the multi-dimensional needs of the person who is struggling with addiction. These key principles of addiction treatment will help take things into perspective as the individual gets treatment.

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How Do You Know When It’s Time for Rehab?

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Is your loved one’s life deteriorating due to addiction? Maybe it’s time for rehab? Consider these things before you let your doubts stop you from getting your loved one the help they need.

Are you considering rehab for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with addiction? Perhaps you have recently just faced the facts or are forced to confront the increasing problems brought by substance abuse, alcoholism, or behavioral addiction. For someone who has a loved one or family member who has an addiction problem, you may see that life has become so unmanageable that it’s hard to see anything but further destruction for the future.

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Addiction

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Do you suspect that your teenage child is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Or do you think your child’s experimentation could soon develop into abuse and dependence? Maybe you yourself have been addicted in the past, or some other family member has been down that road. Whatever your concerns about addiction are, your teen may need to know about it. Talk to your teen about addiction with the help of these tips.

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How Can You Make a Loved One Go to Rehab: Here’s 4 Ways

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How do you make someone you love go to rehab? How do you make them change? Well, you can’t. You can’t control them. However, you can take these steps to nudge them to the right direction–and away from drugs and destruction for good.

Having a loved one suffer addiction and its effects–it can be heartbreaking. Sure, there’s anger, despair, loneliness, blame, betrayal, and despair, but your heart also goes out to the person you love who now seems like a stranger.

Many times, you may have tried to make them see the error of their ways and how they have come so far from being the person you once knew. You may have tried different approaches to handle them: cold shoulder, screaming, threatening, ultimatums, love, indifference, and heaven knows what else. In the end, everything you may have tried seems to just end up blowing up in your face and nothing can derail your loved one bent on following nothing but their cravings and compulsions.

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10 Things to Remember When Dealing with Addiction

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Dealing with addiction is a whole different animal. By this, we mean to say that addiction is a whole different situation unlike anything any family, relationship, or individual may have to go through. Finding out that your loved one has a substance use disorder, is very difficult. Dealing with someone who is struggling with addiction, whether drug or alcohol, takes a lot out of you.

People suffering from substance abuse disorder may tend to take advantage of people who care for them to support their addiction. They will manipulate, betray, lie, steal, and hurt just to have their way–and at the expense of the people who care for them. And this doesn’t just happen over a course of days or months. This can go on for years. It can drag on for so long that their families will become drained emotionally and financially, and relationships become irreparably broken.

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