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Living with a Drug Addict: Holding the Line Also Means Letting Go | INTERVENE: A Community for Parents « return to blog home Living with a Drug Addict: Holding the Line Also Means Letting Go Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 The Partnership is excited to welcome new blogger Bill Ford to the Intervene community! Bill is a former addict and father of children with drug addiction. He blogs on DadOnFire, where he shares and exchanges experiences and resources in the world of addiction and recovery. M. Living with a drug addict is not workable — you have to grab this bull by the horns or be gored. Addiction is a disease. Eventually, we act, for better or worse, but don’t let this disease take you down. Related Links:Time To Get Help 9 Steps to Take When Your Recovering Teen Comes Home from TreatmentYour Teen Drug Addict on the Fringe Posted by Bill Ford | Filed under Addiction, Dealing with an Addicted Child 92 Comments on “Living with a Drug Addict: Holding the Line Also Means Letting Go” Denise says: June 8th, 2010 at 5:32 pm Bill: I love your blog and website. Barbara says: June 8th, 2010 at 5:50 pm –Edward

Substance Abuse Education DopeKick.35 THE POLITICS OF DRUGS IN AMERICA (Part one of two parts) By Frank Morales The United States Government, which for years shipped heroin to American ghettos in the caskets of Vietnam war dead, is currently facilitating the importation and sale of cocaine and heroin worldwide. Global ruling elites, by way of CIA covert mechanisms, are actively involved alongside corporate drug profiteers, in widespread chemical warfare against the poor, especially African and Latino oppressed nations within the US. These drugs allow the State to criminalize large segments of poor communities, providing the climate and the pretext for police intervention and occupation of these areas by the "colonial army", all the while rationalizing to the racist middle classes the overt police repression designed to "stop drugs." Dope selling is one of the most profitable enterprises undertaken by capitalist billionaires. As ideal consumer products, drugs function as instruments of pacification and mind control. Get up.

Help Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying | STOMP Out Bullying™ Parent Alert: Websites That Encourage Kids To Behave Badly And Harm Themselves It’s time for parents to know about the research that shows a troubling trend in the mental health of our children. Peer cruelty, stress, depression, eating disorders, smoking, binge drinking, and using drugs are on the rise ... Sibling Bullying is Damaging According to a new study from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center, sibling bullying is not something to be shrugged off... Study Points To Bullying Risk Factors For Kids With Autism Kids with autism are more likely to be bullied as they get older but the odds of victimization are influenced by a variety of factors, new research suggests. Changing School Culture Can End Bullying Bucyrus had a bullying problem, and city officials wanted to do more than punish students and react to incidents; rather, they wanted to stop the bullying before it began ... Bullying: Changing Behaviors, Changing Old School Ways – Helping Everybody

LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight & Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools | LIVESTRONG.COM Substance Use Disorders and Vocational Rehabilitation Implications Technical Assistance Brief (2011) Introduction This Technical Assistance Brief on substance use disorders is intended to: provide a clear, detailed understanding of the disability; describe the implications for the vocational rehabilitation process and approaches that are aligned with current evidence-based or consensus practices and recovery-based principles; and, identify useful specialized resources. The ACCES Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is committed to serving individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in recovery. ACCES-VR acknowledges the principle of recovery as an experience that encompasses the belief, hope and expectation that a person with a substance use disorder can move beyond the limitations of the disorder and engage in a process of healing. For the individual, the recovery process may: Recovery from substance use disorder is non-linear and reflects the natural process of growth and self-awareness, as well as setbacks. Detoxification Inpatient Rehabilitation

Ecstasy, Fake LSD, and Sort-Of Magic Mushrooms: The Future of Dance Music’s Drugs SPIN “Many people are experimenting with the drug ecstasy. I heard you say once that a lie is sweet in the beginning and bitter in the end, and truth is bitter in the beginning and sweet in the end. I have been meditating, but I don’t have the experiences people report from the drug ecstasy. Is the drug like the lie, and meditation the truth, or am I missing something that could really help me?” – Osho, Life: A Song, A Dance It’s late September and very early morning at a warehouse rave in Bushwick. Like the quote above from Indian mystic Osho — which is also read in a woman’s Nicotine-lipped croon at the beginning of DJ Koze’s sublime house hypnosis, “XTC” — the relationship between drugs and dance music revolves around the search for the highest plane of existence, or some revelation about one’s self. Credit: Courtesy of Daniel C. Credit: Courtesy of Peter Power/Getty Images These days, however, the available LSD is often anything but its original formula, lysergic acid diethylamide.

Drugs in America: Mara Salvatrucha Gangsters and Baby-Boomers When I was a teacher in the neighborhoods just west of downtown Los Angeles, I would often go and sit in one of a dozen different Mexican food restaurants after work in the Pico-Union and Westlake areas. I would go there to relax, eat some dinner, read the newspaper, and then grade papers. Many of these restaurants were located in areas that were essentially rampant open-air drug dealing supermarkets, as the local gangmembers plied their product in plain view to anyone who would pay. I would sit there and just watch. I remember one incident like it was yesterday: An aging baby-boomer with a pony-tail drove up in a beautiful white Lexus, handed some cash to a Central American mara salvatrucha gangster, and in return received a small plastic bag. I turned around and looked at the proprietor who had also been watching the drug deal out the restaurant window. He was really upset. In truth, the illicit drug trade brings with it more than enough blame for everyone.

Teen Readers' Advisory Health News Distribution | Health News Licensing | Health Content Syndication Helping People Change What Families Can Do to Make or Break Denial by David Mee-Lee, M.D. The Dilemma for Families Affected by Addiction Martin was a 22-year-old son who lived with his parents. Martin was “good” for a month, and the parents were hopeful. A Different View of Denial and Resistance Rather than thinking of people as being resistant or in denial, it is more productive to remember that resistance is an interactional process. Understanding Stages of Change in Families The identified client and the family are usually at different stages of change. Pre-contemplation is not yet considering the possibility of change although others are aware of a problem; could benefit from non-threatening information to raise awareness of a possible “problem” and possibilities for change. Maintenance sustains the changes accomplished and prevents relapse; not a static stage and lasts as little as six months or up to a lifetime; replace problem behaviors with new, healthy life-style. Applying Stages of Change to Families Dr.

Dr. Kiersten Cerveny died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication after night of partying in Chelsea The New York City Medical Examiner has found that Dr. Kiersten Cerveny died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication.The Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death as accidental. The 38-year-old dermatologist and mother of three was found dead after a night of partying in Chelsea more than two weeks ago. Cerveny had a seemingly picture-perfect life. She lived with her husband and children in a house in Manhasset and she had a dermatology practice in Williston Park. But that all changed after police said she had a night out on the town in Manhattan before she was found unresponsive hours later. A delivery worker had told Eyewitness News he saw a man flagging down the ambulance to take away Cerveny, who he says was half naked. "They took and she was naked from here to up and was without shoes," he said. Cerveny was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital Annex, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.