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24 February

Unlike other approaches, CRAFT teaches you how to stay involved in a positive ongoing way, while also taking care of yourself.  ~ Parent’s 20 Minute Guide Do you know about Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)? CRAFT is a method for helping friends and family members change how they interact with someone they love who […]

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11 January

When someone you love is in the grip of drug or alcohol addiction, you want to do everything in your power to help. But is it possible to make a difference — and should you even try? Here, we explore the consequences of confronting a loved one with addiction vs. avoiding the issue, providing tips […]

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29 November

If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance abuse disorder (SUD), you may be comparing a 12-step, faith-based program with Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) recovery programs. Twelve-step programs require surrendering to a higher power and then using spiritual principles on the path to sobriety. SMART recovery, […]

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04 November

We have long known that cigarette smoking is an unhealthy habit so it should come as no surprise that we are now starting to see how unhealthy vaping is—especially vaping marijuana products. It’s taken several years of increasing popularity to start seeing the damaging effects of drawing chemicals and addictive substances into our lungs. Now […]

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26 October

Are you concerned about drug prevention when it comes to your teen? Would some tips help you feel more confident that you can keep your child healthy? Prevention is critical when it comes to teen substance use. Parents who have clear, direct conversations about the dangers of substance use have a better chance of their […]

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25 October

Getting sober is no easy task. While getting sober can undoubtedly be done, it requires hard work and dedication to achieve. While there are many ways to get sober, certain things are necessary to build a solid foundation for living a life of recovery. Some of these things may seem obvious, while others may come as […]

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01 October

Why is Methamphetamine Addiction so Hard? Methamphetamine addiction involves the brain’s pleasure chemicals: dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine delivers feelings of pleasure and reward. Normally dopamine is used by the body to motivate and reward you for doing positive things. But methamphetamine addiction hijacks this mechanism. Meth significantly raises the brain’s dopamine levels creating a euphoric […]

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30 September

At the root of many substance abuse problems is a trauma from the individual’s past. In some cases, the trauma originated in childhood and was so profound that the repercussions have tormented the individual well into adulthood. In other cases, the trauma was more recent — perhaps from a single calamitous event that has shaken […]

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