Marijuana and Violence: The Connection You Didn’t Know about

Albert Fontenot Marijuana, Teen Substance Abuse, Withdrawal Leave a Comment

“People may think of hashish and marijuana as tranquilizers, but according to some studies, cannabis users may be more likely to act violently.” ~Ineborg Rossow, the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) Mounting research suggests what addiction professionals already know through experience – there is a link between chronic marijuana use, withdrawal, and violent aggression. McLean Hospital’s Biological …

The 12 Steps of Recovery and You, Part 4

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Since 1935, the Twelve Steps of Recovery have guided struggling substance abusers to a new way of life. In this installment, we examine the Sixth Step: Twelve Steps: The Sixth Step “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” The Sixth Step is about a willingness to change. By this point in the Steps, we have …

Codependency—The Love That Hurts Your Addicted Teen

Albert Fontenot Addiction, Alcoholism, Codependency, Parenting, Parents, Teen Drinking, Teen Substance Abuse Leave a Comment

When you are the parent of a teenager with a substance abuse disorder, THEIR disease can make YOU just as mentally sick? This is known as codependency. Teen addiction is a paradox. On one hand, the disease rapidly separates a young person from the good things in their lives—family, friends, school, sports, hobbies, and other healthy interests. And the resultant …