Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Treatment

How My Son's Heroin Story Began | Duane's Song

This is about my son Duane who died of a heroin overdose when he was 19. Don't think it's easy to talk about this just because it's been four years - it's not. I don't know if that will ever change. I grow weary just wondering at how it can still hurt after all this time. Of how I can still wish it wasn't so. Of how I re-think all that I did in this. Of how much I loved and continue to love that boy of mine, my Duane, my precious one. I only write this because (it's so cliche but) I want so much for someone to benefit from my family's experience with my mortal enemy, drugs.

AA Conventions |MUSIC CITY ROUNDUP

Are you considering a trip the summer over the Fourth of July? Have you been to an AA Convention recently? Well, you know you can combine the two in usher in Independence Day it the great capital of Tennessee, Nashville. Nashville has the largest metropolitan area in the whole state, an average summer temperature of 86.5 degrees, and a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions.

Drug Addiction Treatment | Drug Addiction Trends

When someone picks up drugs for the first time, they don't plan to destroy their lives. They don't plan to struggle with drug addiction, nor do they plan to need drug addiction treatment. Most initially start off taking drugs as a sort of escape from reality, a way to make themselves feel better through an emotional pain. There is a temporary escape from their lives, which is all an illusion.

Teen Use of Drugs like Methamphetamine Drops

Some good news regarding teen methamphetamine use and cigarette smoking came out in December of 2009. It appears they are at some of their lowest levels. The National Institute on Drug Abuse's annual MTF (Monitoring the Future) survey stated this fact, and also mentions the declines in marijuana use slowed though. Prescription drug abuse remains high in teens.

Here are some of the numbers regarding methamphetamine.

Decline in Drug Addiction Treatment and Prevention Programs Equals Increase of Drug Use

As early as the beginning of the year, back in February actually, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation released a new national study. We've read the information in the press-release and the study and thought it worth mentioning again. Although there had been continual declines in teen drug abuse, the study points out an upswing in the use of drugs teens commonly encounter in social situations.

Finding Relief | Step Three - Part 2

I think sometimes I might make it seem that accepting the steps and working through them is an easy thing to do. Believe me when I say they are hard work, and they continue to be. Yes, I said continue to be. I need to work them all the time -- at least in one way shape or form. You don't only work the Twelve-Steps after you complete your stay in an alcohol and drug addiction treatment facility. You must try your best to apply them to every aspect of your life.

Cunning, Baffling, and Powerful

So I “graduated" from my second alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. I packed all I could into my Ford Bronco and began the journey to Florida. I thought a road trip would be a lot of fun, I'd be able to clear my head and find a new life there. I sat down, laid out a route, and as habit would have it, my addiction kicked in and I stopped at a drug contacts to buy an eight-ball for the road.

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