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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 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.

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.

Anatomy Videos: MedlinePlus <span>To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript.</span> These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. The videos play in QuickTime format. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Sober and Shameless I posted on FB back in June about helping a drunk women outside a meeting I attended. This is the post: Tonight, I helped a drunk homeless woman get to the ER and off the cold street. She was outside a meeting; body shaking, tears rolling down her face, her belongings stuffed in a bag, completely alone, with no where to go. Wow, brings back terrible memories. The post on FB received great attention and many people commented and emailed me about the post and the extraordinary lengths I went to help her. Over whelmed by the response I posted again. You all give me way to much credit. Sober and Shameless, but not nice, Kw I have been thinking about the posts and the response that I continue to receive. In my addiction, I was raped and beaten in a dark alley, in the late hours of the near freezing night. No one did. I have never forgotten that night, of course, not the rape. This is why I helped that women that night. Walking away from her, would have been walking away from myself. You see me.

YRBSS | Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System | Data | Adolescent and School Health Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: CDCDASH HomeDataYRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Recommend on Facebook Tweet The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including— Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violenceSexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infectionAlcohol and other drug useTobacco useUnhealthy dietary behaviorsInadequate physical activity YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. File Formats Help: How do I view different file formats (PDF, DOC, PPT, MPEG) on this site? Top

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