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How to Support a College Student Addicted to Drugs

Woman In College Looking Out Her Window As She Thinks About Her Addiction To Adderrall - Addiction Hope Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Once you have awareness and acceptance that your child or loved one is struggling with an addiction, you may feel helpless as to understanding how to support them. Support can be approached in different ways according to their own awareness and acceptance of their [...]
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Can You Cure Yourself of a Drug Addiction

Walking on the beach Self help is defined as the act of helping or improving without relying on the assistance of others [6]. This can mean joining a fellowship of others who struggle with similar issues, who support and rely on each other for recovery. This includes a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine [...]
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Addiction Treatment Past and Present

Old buildings During the late 1700’s, alcoholism was believed to be a moral failing and was a matter of willpower to overcome. Benjamin Rush, one of the Founding Fathers of America, was one of the first to challenge this and felt that it was the alcohol rather than the person that created an addiction [1]. In a [...]
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Supporting a Loved Ones Recovery From Alcoholism During the Holidays

Loved one during Holidays Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, especially those who are recovering from alcoholism. If someone you love is early in recovery, you may be uncertain of ways to support them during this time. Learning How to Support a Loved One [...]
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Making Amends With Family Members After Addiction

Family sitting on the bench What is Making Amends With Family Members After Addiction? How is this different from an apology? According to Dr Chris Ebberwein at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, making amends means taking ownership for causing hurt, then doing something to correct or heal it [1]. Making amends can help a recovering individual to move [...]
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