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Do Negative Childhood Experiences Increase the Chances of Addiction in Adulthood?

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Is drug addiction the result of childhood experiences? One researcher thinks it could be. Dr. Daniel Sumrok from the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has examined the link between childhood experiences and substance abuse — and the results are surprising. What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences? Someone with […]

You Can Get Clean, Even If You Don’t Want To

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Overcoming addiction can be a huge battle. The thought of going to rehab might frighten you. You might never want to get clean and sober. Or so you think. The truth is, people with substance abuse problems are at risk of overdose and death, and there’s research to back this up. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 people […]

How to Be a Good Parent While in Recovery

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Hundreds of thousands of Americans who receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction are parents. Although it can be torture to leave a child behind, parents who are about to enter rehab should think about the future. Once they get clean, they can start a brand new life with their child — free from the […]