There Is Hope: An Alcohol Intervention Success Story

While in the midst of dealing with family addiction to drugs or alcohol, the idea of a happy ending may seem impossible. The pain, lies, deceit, trauma, demoralization, illness and financial ruin caused by an addicted family member can be more devastating to a family than any other affliction in our society. Even compared to other deadly diseases, addiction also comes with feelings of anger and resentment that the loved one cannot or does not change. (more…)

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5 Parent Tips for Keeping Kids Away from Drugs and Alcohol

I am asked daily, by concerned parents, relatives and friends of teenagers, what can be done to keep teens away from the drugs and alcohol that seem to permeate our schools. The statistics surrounding teen drug and alcohol use are daunting and justify action by those concerned  for a loved one. The average age today for a teen to first use alcohol is 13. The statistics on drug use are equally terrifying. (more…)

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Let Us Help You Educate Your Students About the Dangers of Addiction

As students have been taught sex ed over the years, the curriculum has evolved to properly include a discussion on drugs and alcohol (at most schools).  However, according to our research, this topic is still secondary in the curriculum to sex, pregnancy and STDs. (more…)

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Children of Alcoholics and Addicts: The Forgotten Ones

50,000 deaths in 2014…. This was just reported by the U.S. government. That translates to 136 people dying each day — 5 per hour.

Was our government reporting casualties of the Syrian civil war? Cancer deaths? Deaths on highways? Murders? No. This breathtaking number is the number of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in our country in one year. (more…)

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“Toga! Toga!” Was Bluto Right? No, He’s Dead

The rallying cry of college students for decades has been based in part on the characters in the 1970s movie Animal House, which takes place in a fictional fraternity house in Oregon.  Amongst the most idolized characters was Bluto, the partying, class-skipping, whiskey-chugging, peeping Tom character immortalized by John Belushi. (more…)

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For Children of Alcoholics, Knowledge Is Power

Unless you live on a private, remote island, you know someone affected by alcoholism. Our country is riddled with alcoholics — from those living on the streets to those flying commercial aircrafts. And in most of these cases, an innocent victim is the child of the alcoholic. Studies estimate that over 11,000,000 children in the United States currently live with one or more alcoholic parents. (more…)

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Resources for Parents Worried About Family Alcoholism

Moms and dads out there: Are you worried about the genetic dangers of your spouse’s alcoholism on your children?  Are you too busy trying to deal with your alcoholic spouse to properly attend to and educate your children?  Well, there is good news and bad news for you. (more…)

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