By Pat Matuszak When college kids come home to visit, parents often notice changes from the young person they dropped off at campus. Sometimes those changes are great — a new appreciation for home and family, growth in personal responsibility or a willingness to share what they’ve learned and talk with you as an adult.…

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On This Page: A General Description Successes in the System Limitations of the Model Inspiring Changes Questions to Ask Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” For addicts in recovery, fresh from inpatient rehabilitation programs, this quote has special meaning. These people may have homes full of treasured…

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  Outpatient programs are cost-effective venues through which teens can seek treatment while maintaining a daily routine conducive to their education, family life and social engagements. Through a reputable outpatient program, teens can maintain academic schedules while simultaneously staying accountable to outpatient program leaders, who can offer a bridge between teen addicts and concerned parents.…

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  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition involving inappropriate hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. It differs from basic immaturity in that it causes functional impairment in normal daily activities. ADHD usually begins in childhood and often continues into adulthood, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)says it is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder…

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  At present, marijuana appreciates a unique legal status in terms of its usage. The federal government treats marijuana as a Schedule I substance, which means federal authorities consider it to have no medicinal merit and to be highly addictive, but some states disagree. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23 states have…

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  The hallways of most public schools are plastered with posters outlining the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Kids who watch Saturday morning cartoons may see dozens of commercials that encourage them to “Just say no” to drugs. And most parents talk to their children at least once about why experimenting with drugs and…

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Morphine is an analgesic (pain relieving) medication. It is considered to be the “gold standard” of pain-relievers and is often prescribed for those recovering from surgery or suffering from other painful conditions. Morphine is marketed under various brand names, such as the following: MS-Contin Avinza Kadian Roxanol Developing Dependence on Morphine Morphine is in a…

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  Morphine is a potent painkiller that treats moderate to severe pain. The drug comes in short-acting tablets and liquids, as well as sustained-release tablets and capsules. It works by binding to receptors in the brain and central nervous system to reduce the perception of pain and responses to it. Because morphine slows down the…

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