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Meth Street Names, Nicknames, and Slang Terms

Understanding Methamphetamine Illegal methamphetamine is created in meth labs by combining a number of harsh chemicals like household cleaners and ingredients common in powerful cough medicines. Due to the ease of obtaining these ingredients, homemade meth became a massive problem in rural America, resulting in widespread addiction, a rash of overdose cases, and incidents of […]

Study reveals genes make children vulnerable to addiction
Jan 20, 2015

Research has proven that a variety of factors can influence whether a person develops an addiction. One of the most prevalent factors is environment. This environment becomes all the more important when considering children, researchers from Duke University noted. Genetics, environment, or both? There is a well-established controversy on whether addiction is related to the […]

AAC Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Jan 16, 2015

American Addiction Centers Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program $10,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded to students entering or enrolled in post-secondary programs focused on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — (January 13, 2015) American Addiction Centers has launched its Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program that will provide $10,000 in […]

What is the Share The Load Program?
Oct 22, 2014

Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for myself, not being an active Captain anymore, I’m still completely involved in the fire service in […]

Broadway musical star turns story of addiction into show
Sep 16, 2014

There was a time when Steven Strafford never thought he would overcome his meth addiction. Now, the Broadway actor is bringing his show to his hometown of Chicago, after debuting it in New York and Cincinnati, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Strafford first tried crystal meth in 2000 while on a date. The date asked him if […]

American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List
Aug 21, 2014

Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995% Nashville, Tennessee — American Addiction Centers, a leading national provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services for individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction, has been named to the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. The company is ranked 7th on the “Top 20 Tennessee Companies” […]

What to Expect at an AA or NA Meeting
Jul 14, 2014

  Updated: March 21, 2020 Many of us experience tremendous anxiety when contemplating attending our first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This feeling is common, and largely based on our fear of the unknown. We have no idea what to expect at a meeting, how to find one, which one to attend, what […]

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Child From Drug Abuse
Jun 17, 2014

As a parent, it is natural to wonder what is going on in your child’s life. Of all of the questions a parent may have, the biggest is how to protect your child from drug abuse. Parents may avoid subject if they are not sure what to say. According to the New York State Department […]

3 Common Excuses People Give to Avoid Addiction Treatment
Jun 3, 2014

Watching loved ones succumb to substance abuse can be one of the most heartbreaking things for friends and family members to witness. Some may try to help, but people with a drug or alcohol addiction may be so dependent on their substances of choice that they might do anything in their power to maintain their […]

How to resist peer pressure from good friends
May 9, 2014

After a successfully completing an addiction treatment program, a strong support network of friends who understand the struggles that someone working through recovery faces is crucial to ensuring long-term sobriety. Good friends are not only important as a way for a former drug user to voice his or her frustrations about life in recovery, but […]

New friends can help addiction recovery efforts
May 1, 2014

For someone who wants to give up drugs for a healthier, more fulfilling life, time spent in an inpatient substance abuse treatment center can have a transformative effect. Professional counselors, therapists and medical specialists do everything they can and use every tool at their disposal to help someone in recovery break the habit of self-destructive […]

Set Effective Goals for Your Recovery
Mar 19, 2014

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” This famous quote can easily be applied to addiction. Have you tried over and over again to get clean, only to find yourself continuing to slip back into your behaviors and patterns? If the answer is yes, then maybe you should look […]

Russell Brand says mental state drove his heroin addiction
Mar 13, 2014

The causes of addiction are so varied from person to person and so difficult for even drug rehab programs to identify that many suffering from drug addiction have a hard time recognizing that there is even a problem in the first place. While certain genetic and physical traits certainly factor into substance abuse, a deteriorating […]

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