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Jul 27 | Posted By

5 Tips to Help Drug Proof Your Children


You’ve done the “make sure you look both ways before you cross the street” safety talk, the “Birds and Bees” and “where do babies come from” life talk, and the dreaded “alcohol and drugs”. These discussions are a sampling of the many milestone talks that parents will have with their children as they grow up. For many parents, the…

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Jul 18 Posted By

The 3 C’s of Addiction Test: Are You...

When families call treatment centres for help, they often struggle with being certain about whether or not their loved one has an addiction. Even professionals in the field sometimes confuse addiction with substance abuse so it’s not surprising when families have trouble telling the difference. While there are a number of tests out there, there is  a very simple, effective test called the 3 C's of Addiction. Basically, the 3 C's of addiction stand for 3 characteristics that must be present in order for a bad habit to be considered an addiction. An addiction can be to a substance such as drugs or alcohol or to a process like gambling or...

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Jul 13 Posted By

A Case for Gender Specific Treatment: The...

Research and studies show that the impact of addiction can be different for men and women. Here are some differences at a glance: Men: Are more likely to have a drug or alcohol use problems than women. Have higher rates of chemical dependence than women for all ages except the 12 to 17 year age group. Tend to higher rates of “social drinking” when compared to women. Tend to start using cocaine recreationally as a way to bond with other men. Women, on the other hand, typically initiate recreational cocaine use as a way to bond with the men in their lives. Women: Tend to proceed more rapidly to drug dependence...

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