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Alternative Recovery Methods: How to Know What’s Right for You

If you or a loved one is in recovery for an addiction, you may be hearing a lot of buzz about alternative treatments. From acupuncture to hallucinogens, the addiction treatment community is always looking for new ways to cure addiction. But are any of these therapies right for you or the person who is seeking treatment? Read on to find out more about alternative addiction recovery therapies, ways to supplement treatment, and what really works.

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Have you Ever Thought?

Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that you were born into the time frame that you were, in the United States, into the region and family that you were, and then how a few happenstances along the way changed the entire trajectory of your life? Think, for instance, about how you met your best friend or your spouse, or maybe the unusual circumstances that led you to your profession.

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Texting Trouble: Code Words that Signal Teen Drug Use

If you mistakenly say “Parkay” (margarine) when you mean “parkour” (urban freerunning), then you’ll likely scratch your head when you see “Got skrill need wings A3” on your teenager’s phone. Those texting code words, which translate to “Got money; need cocaine; anytime, anywhere, anyplace,” are designed to fly under your radar. Yet they’re a clear signal that your child is involved in the drug scene.

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Vigilant Parents: Learn to Identify Teen Substance Use

From the moment our newborns are nestled in our arms, we do everything in our power to protect our children. We brush off snarky terms like “helicopter parent” and “snowplow parent,” knowing in our hearts that our commitment to the well-being of our kids matters more than the perceptions of teachers and other adults in their lives. Yet it is that same devotion to our children that can blind us to the symptoms of substance use disorders.

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The Lumineers’ III: A Sound for Substance Abuse

The new album and accompanying music videos feature songs that tackle the hard realities of drug abuse, familial turmoil, and broken households, problems that are unfortunately often yoked together. The songs are segmented into three chapters and tell the story of three generations (hence the name) of the Sparks family, a fictional counterpart to the real families that collapse over these hurdles every day.

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