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Role Models and Addiction Prevention

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Role Models and Addiction Prevention

Young people in Atlanta learn how to function, thrive, and survive in the world by watching others and imitating them. While there are certainly biological factors that contribute to issues like substance abuse and addiction, the impact of role models in the development of children, teens, and young adults cannot be overstated. Whether on a celebrity level (athletes, musicians, entertainers) or a personal level (parents, extended family, neighborhood friends), role models have incredible influence over the attitudes and actions of the next generation – for better or for worse. Cultural Role Models and Substance Abuse Although many entertainers shirk the...

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How to Find Culturally Relevant Addiction Help

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How to Find Culturally Relevant Addiction Help

Getting the right kind of addiction treatment increases the chances of recovery. Treatment programs that understand cultural differences help addicts overcome issues not only with drug abuse, but also with how their heritage views drug abuse. Atlanta residents can break drug addictions if they have the right help. Culture and Addiction Cultures handle addiction issues in different ways. Native Americans, African Americans, Caucasian Americans, Asian Americans and other cultural groups view addiction due to the factors that make them unique, so understanding how each culture views drug abuse can help professionals treat addicts in each people group. For instance, one...

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What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your Recovery

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What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your Recovery

It would be excellent if every recovering addict in Atlanta had the love and support of a caring and healthy family to lean on during the recovery process. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many recovering addicts must look elsewhere for the support they need both during rehabilitation treatment and in the months following. Dysfunctional Atlanta Families and Addiction Many families suffer from multi-generational addiction that makes them unable to support a member who decides to break those cycles and end the reign of the disease in his or her life. There can be several reasons that an Atlanta family might not support recovery, including the following: Seeing...

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Restoril (Temazepam) Abuse Help

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Restoril (Temazepam) Abuse Help

Restoril is a psychoactive benzodiazepine that treats insomnia. As a schedule IV substance, it is intended for short-term use, because it is addictive and powerful. Restoril addiction can develop if someone takes it at higher doses or more frequently than prescribed, and especially if they use the drug to treat a chronic condition, because they will become tolerant to the drug and require higher doses to feel relief. If you or an Atlanta loved one abuses this drug, then seek professional help to begin recovering. Why Atlanta Residents Abuse Restoril People initially abuse Restoril for any of the following reasons: Unresolved trauma that causes stress and...

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How to Transition to Employment after Addiction Rehab

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How to Transition to Employment after Addiction Rehab

One of the most challenging aspects of addiction recovery Atlanta addicts may encounter is transitioning from the rehab environment back into normal life. Re-engaging with relationships, managing money, navigating family emotions, and even returning to work can all either be opportunities for further growth or chances to relapse. Strong pre-release preparation and aftercare are critical components of the gradual process of re-entry into the outside world. Preparing for Life after Rehabilitation The primary goal of residential rehab is to help addicts re-program their brain back to its pre-addiction functioning. Neural pathways, the chemical super-highways that drive...

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Should I Choose an Out-of-State Addiction Rehab Program?

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Should I Choose an Out-of-State Addiction Rehab Program?

When it comes to choosing the best addiction rehabilitation program there are many important factors to consider. Some people focus on the cost, while others consider the logistical and emotional strain of being either too close or too far from family. There are many advantages, however, to entering a rehab program that is somewhat far from your home environment. Atlanta residents seeking drug addiction rehabilitation may want to consider out-of-state options as well. Benefits of Out-of-State Rehab for Atlanta Addicts One of the most significant advantages of inpatient treatment for Atlanta addicts is the time and focus it allows them to concentrate on the recovery...

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