Saturday, December 27, 2014

Teen Drug Abuse: Sleep, Anxiety Meds 12 Times More Likely To Be Abused By Those With Prescriptions

Teen Teen Drug Abuse: Sleep, Anxiety Meds 12 Times More Likely To Be Abused By Those With Prescriptions:







"Prescription and over-the-counter medications are a significant problem for teens. Twelve- to 17-year-olds abuse prescription drugs more than ecstasy, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines combined — they're the most commonly abused drugs after marijuana. "



Times are changing, and so are the ways teens get high.  Prescription pills are being abused at unprecedented rates. Teens that are prescribed drugs by doctors are 12 times more likely to abuse prescription medicines than their prescription-free counterparts.



-Hannah





Sunday, December 21, 2014

The BookStand: Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book | In Recovery Magazine

Look at this shout out for "Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book".

The BookStand: Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book | In Recovery Magazine: " the best one-liners from talks, all the classic slogans, prayers used in the fellowships including the history of the Serenity Prayer, acronyms and all the great sayings passed down from the old-timers. WalkSoftlyandCarryaBigBook.com"


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kids With Family History Of Substance Abuse Have Brains That Must Work Harder To Fight Impulses

I've long known that impulse control figured in heavily for us alcoholics and we know that addiction is hereditary (there are other ways to "get" it too), but never thought that children of alcoholics would have a harder time with impulse control. Makes sense though. REad about it from the Medical Daily.





Kids With Family History Of Substance Abuse Have Brains That Must Work Harder To Fight Impulses: " One in five kids grows up with an alcohol relative, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry . These kids are four times more likely to become alcoholics. However, a new study  suggests it’s not entirely because of the environment they’re in, but instead because their brains are predisposed to improper development."


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