drinking alcohol in early pregnancy

Is Drinking Alcohol in Early Pregnancy Okay?

Pregnancy is a time of new life, but it can also be a time of confusion and struggle for some expectant mothers. In particular, some women want to know–is drinking alcohol in early pregnancy okay? This question often arises for women who struggle with alcohol addiction and don’t know how to get help. Find out…

most dangerous party drugs

What Are the Most Dangerous Party Drugs?

Party drugs are stimulant drugs that are usually consumed recreationally. Also known as club drugs, party drugs are often found at raves and concerts. They tend to be used as a way to increase energy and decrease tiredness at late-night parties. Take a look at the most dangerous party drugs and why they pose a…

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Are Synthetic Cannabinoids Legal?

The one class of drugs that confuse most people today, even those abusing them, is synthetic cannabinoids. These drugs came into the US in the mid-2000s and have skirted the laws ever since. Unfortunately, most of these drugs remain one step ahead of state and federal regulations. They come from China without a precise recipe,…

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Is Your Son Living with Bipolar Disorder and Addiction?

Raising healthy children into adulthood is difficult. But even more difficult is raising a son with bipolar disorder and addiction. Whether your son is living with you or maintains independence in living with bipolar disorder, you have the influence to help him gain the treatment he needs. A better life is out there. He only…

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Grief and Depression After Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is devastating, even when you know it’s coming such as with a terminal illness. This loss causes heartbreak, trauma and significant life changes that feel overwhelming. Everyone experiences this uniquely, with some people suffering from major depression. Others turn to substance abuse and fall into addiction. From the loss of your parent, you…

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How Do ADHD Medications Work?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a common diagnosis for young people. Namely, it’s a brain condition that causes trouble focusing and controlling impulses. Also, ADHD can make it hard to organize thoughts, remember details, and learn. According to the American Psychiatric Association, the number of ADHD patients has risen by 42…

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Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

When people first stop using drugs, they typically experience withdrawal for the first few days to two weeks. For some, the symptoms end after this acute period. Many others, however, continue to feel the effects because of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). It’s important for people to know what to expect in case they experience it…

staying sober during Thanksgiving

Staying Sober During Thanksgiving

The holiday season can present pitfalls for someone who recently attained sobriety. Everywhere you look, marketing messages combine alcohol with big meals and family gatherings. Besides that, your own family might routinely serve alcohol at the feast. Because it’s tough to deal with the onslaught of temptation, here are some tips for staying sober during…

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Helpful Quotes About Mindfulness You Can Use in Sobriety

Returning home after intensive rehab treatment is tough. Suddenly, you’re thrust back into the same daily routine and everyday stress. Given that, it’s common for those recovering to start down the path to drug or alcohol use again. Thus, Beaches Recovery seeks to prevent relapse by teaching coping strategies for mindfulness. In other words, clients…