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Alcohol
26
Aug

Sober Living in Sunny Arizona

Recovery is about new beginnings, where one begins a new journey in life—shedding the dark shell of addiction. For some addicts and alcoholics who have found it difficult to achieve sobriety and/or clean time in their hometown, the logical choice is to start over in a new city or state. Thus removing any possibility of...
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25
Aug

Addiction Treatment: Curb Normal Cognitive Processes

People who have decided to enter a substance use disorder treatment center often have some misconceptions about what it will take to find recovery. It is quite common for addicts and alcoholics to think that all they have to do is stop using drugs or alcohol, and after thirty days or longer, they will no...
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09
Aug

New E-Cigarettes Rules Ban Minor Use

After much debate over the regulation of electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, the sellers of the popular nicotine vapor devices will finally have some rules to follow. In recent years there has been growing concerns about adolescent e-cig use, due to the fact that more high schoolers use e-cigarettes than traditional forms of tobacco....
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03
Aug

Teenage Binge Drinking and Marijuana Use

On our blog we discuss teenage “binge drinking” quite often, as the behavior is associated with early onset substance use disorders and a number of other health consequences. Binge drinking is when someone drinks as much alcohol as they can, as fast as they can; a practice which is typically defined as men having 5...
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21
Jul

Exposing Children to Drugs and Alcohol

Parents who expose their children to heavy alcohol or drug use put them at a number of risks. While there is no way of telling which children will experience problems later in life due to their parents’ behavior, it practically goes without saying that many children will develop unhealthy relationships with mind altering substances based...
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07
Jul

Drunkorexia: A Concerning Binge Drinking Trend

College drinking is a topic we discuss fairly regularly. The reason for that is the fact that how people drink alcohol in college can have a significant impact on the course of one’s life. Nevertheless, many young adults fail to understand that alcohol can send you on a journey, one that can take years from...
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05
Jul

Learning From A Relapse

Today is the 5th of July, and we at Cottonwood Tucson sincerely hope that everyone working a program of recovery was able to navigate through the 3-day holiday weekend without having to use a mind altering substance. If you were able to do so, then it is an accomplishment for which you can be proud....
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30
Jun

Performance Enhancing Supplements Used by Teens

For many Americans, “looks” are of the utmost importance. A significant amount of energy is spent working on one’s image, which is typically honed by way of the gym and eating healthy. While staying in good shape is recommended, a number of Americans take drastic measures to accomplish the goal—even among those who do not...
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22
Jun

Child Psychiatry Lacks Popularity

In the United States, we have a long history of leaving people with mental illness behind. Two of the major causalities for this is the fact that there is a huge stigma associated with mental illness and it is an extremely difficult to gain access to adequate care. The result is that millions of Americans...
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16
Jun

CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Most parents probably think that they have a good idea about the things their kid(s) are up to, and in many cases that may be the true. However, those whose adolescent years are behind them probably have memories of engaging in risky behavior, so it stands to reason that at times parents find themselves unaware...
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