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Family Conflict May Lead to Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents

A recent Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs report suggested that kids who experience more family conflict may be at greater risk for alcohol abuse. Given the fact that heavy alcohol use in adolescents becomes a predictor of accidents, injuries, sexual assault in girls, and even drug use, understanding how to prevent it is a must. Adolescent Alcohol Abuse Study From the time they were 12 until the time…

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5 Ways to Keep Substance Abuse Out of Your Holiday Equation

There is perhaps no more difficult time of year for many families than the holidays. From that last Thursday in November that marks Thanksgiving for so many right up until New Year’s Day, it seems the holidays are a nightmare for everyone, and no one feels this more acutely than those who suffer from substance abuse problems. After all, what better defines the holidays than sweeping it all under the…

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