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After Swacch Bharat, Modi wants 'drug-free India' - The Hindu

Voicing concern over the “devastating” drug addiction menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said society as well as the government will have to work together to fight this problem and that a helpline would be set up soon to assist those seeking solutions. 106 more words

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An open letter to an Addict from a Treatment Provider -- PLEASE SHARE

Dear Person struggling with an Addiction:

Hello. I am a substance abuse and addiction treatment provider and I wanted to get a message to you. This message has both bad news and good news, so I do hope you continue reading. 784 more words


Recovery is not something to seek after a crisis event

A recurring theme I encounter in my waking life is the reaction to someone using illicit substances. Case in point: Someone pretends NOT to be using cocaine, for example, and then her husband finds the stash in her drawer. 394 more words


The fear of losing their best friend keeps addicts using

One of the most common ways I’ve heard addicts describe their substance of choice, regardless of what it is, is that it is their “best friend.”  Last night, I was listening to my son talk about how hard it’s going to be for him when his own best friend leaves for college.  160 more words


How to create the conditions for long-lasting recovery

Recovery from an addiction requires planning and preparation. Contrary to many people’s mythological hopes, there isn’t a “recovery switch” that someone can flip. Really, conditions for recovery have to be developed and implemented in order for long-term and lasting recovery can take place. 626 more words


Connect & Protect: Talking to Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

We understand that it’s scary to think about the extremely widespread use of drugs and alcohol among today’s adolescents. As experts in the substance abuse treatment… 272 more words

Help For Substance Abuse

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Quit blaming substances!

There are many times when I feel like a broken record that repeats itself over and over again. Believe it or not, even if I’m just sitting on my couch visiting with people, the subject of substance abuse ALWAYS emerges. 466 more words