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Failure to Launch & Drug Abuse, What’s a South Bay Parent to Do?

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One of the most significant developments in America today is the failure of millions of young people—even those fully employed—to fully launch into adult life. November, for example, brought a report that 45 percent of young adults in New Jersey between the ages 18 and 34 now live with their parents—even though they are employed. Failure-to-launch is the collective name …

Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

How to Help Him When He Cant Help Himself

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The Adult-Child in Recovery   “I know I drink too much, but I don’t care.” “All my friends do a little cocaine on the weekends, it’s no big deal.” “Vicodin just helps me get through the day.” “Marijuana is basically legal.” At one point or another comments like these are said in reaction to accusatory statements that usually begin with …

Cocaine- A Rising Epidemic

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Made from the leaves of the South American coca plant, cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug that increases the amount of dopamine in the brain and stimulates the central nervous system. Cocaine is usually snorted, smoked, injected intravenously, or rubbed into the gums. Effects can include euphoria, high energy levels, mental alertness, hypersensitivity to sight, sound, and touch, irritability, …

Marijuana Legalized Across the Country

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Marijuana Legalized in More States: How that Affects your Children   Of the fifty stars sewn in white on the American flag, twenty-eight could now be considered painted green. According to data published on the Governing website, twenty states have legalized medical marijuana, three have legalized recreational marijuana, and five have legalized both forms. (Some states that lack broader legalization …

Teen Alcohol Abuse

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Teen Alcohol- Why the Problem is Growing   While growing up into the teen years of our lives we are often influenced by society and adapt certain behaviors that can be unhealthy. Teens will sometimes adapt these behaviors due to external pressures from peers and others in which they idealize. Young adults may often be susceptible towards a destructive, unhealthy …

Stay Inspired Part II: Stay Motivated for Sobriety through Social Support and Self-Care

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Motivation: the Driving Force Behind Action For Part 1 of this article, visit this post. A sober lifestyle must integrate new ways of having fun and finding fulfillment in life. Many find solace and motivation in their goals, support system, self-care, spirituality, personal growth, and fellow individuals in recovery. This article explores specifically how a solid support system, exploration in …

Stay Inspired: Having Goals and Writing to Maintain Motivation for Sobriety

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Motivation: the Driving Force Behind Action Establishing internal motivation for sobriety is essential for a successful recovery process. But finding the inspiration needed to sustain this motivation is not always easy, especially during the challenging moments that are part of addiction recovery. Because staying sober requires creating a satisfying life with new ways of having fun, many find direction in …

Aftercare Exit Plan

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What is Learned in Treatment? Once a detox is complete, rehabilitation treatment addresses the psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of addiction. Treatment can take on a number of forms to cater to the individual’s needs, such as the level of treatment needed and financial factors. Patients may seek out residential programs, outpatient rehabilitation programs, group therapy, and/or individual therapy. Many …

Why Rehab Won’t Cut it

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Do I really need Outpatient care after rehab? A valuable next step after inpatient rehab is outpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab helps one transition from rehab-life to the real world. This gives the patient the opportunity to develop skills to stay sober in their approach to begin a new life. Choosing to attend an outpatient rehab after a long or even …

10 Tips to Get Better Sleep

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You snooze you lose, right? Nothing could be more wrong. We all know sleep is good for us, and that we should probably do more of it. But we don’t always act like it. And we aren’t all able to say exactly why sleep is so important. As it turns out, sleep is crucial to brain function, emotional health, and …