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Children who have dealt with maltreatment and abuse who serious changes in vital areas of the brain. These changes have been linked with schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, and drug addiction. Abuse during childhood massively increases the risk of victims turning to drugs and alcohol. They may have experienced verbal or emotional abuse, separation or discord with their parents, emotional or physical neglect, or abuse of a physical or sexual nature. Brain scans offer evidence of trauma, even if they had not been diagnosed with a particular disorder.
In the United States there is a strong link between youth foster care placement and substance abuse. Substance abuse is a contributing factor in approximately 75 percent of all foster care placements, often playing a key role in child neglect or abuse. According to The Center of Applied Research Solutions, alcohol and drug addiction affects 40 to 80 percent of all families in the child welfare system. Additionally, 34 percent of youth in foster care abuse drugs or alcohol, 12 percent higher than youth not in foster care.
Are you engaged in self-defeating and self-sabotaging behavior? Do you tend to end up with a mess when things started out so well? Read on to find some solutions
Are you engaged in self-defeating and self-sabotaging behavior? Do you tend to end up with a mess when things started out so well? I am a big believer in the idea that every action we take is done for reason.
Do you know the differences and possible dangers a social drinker, alcohol abuse or alcoholic? Where do you fit in? You will know after reading this article.
The majority of people who drink alcohol can do so with few or no problems. When problems do start occurring they can rapidly escalate. for these people the drinking problem is progressive, it gets progressively worse.
Drug and alcohol cravings can be a grave danger to your addiction recovery; do you know what to do when they strike? Read on for tips and tools that may save your recovery.
Drug and alcohol cravings will occur even when working a solid addiction recovery program, sure as the sun will rise tomorrow.
Relapse prevention identifies the warning signs and symptoms of the process that occurs before returning to drug and-or alcohol use. Relapse prevention is interrupting the forward progress of the drug or alcohol addiction relapse process. Here is what to look for:
Addiction recovery, relapse and relapse prevention; if you are not clear on these definitions and key concepts then you may be at risk. In this article, clear and concise concepts will be revealed.
Knowledge of relapse and relapse prevention concepts is a critical piece of the recovery picture. What you don't know can kill you.
Alcoholic blackouts can range from being mildly annoying to life threateningly dangerous. Do you know the facts? Read on to learn more about alcohol induced blackouts.
The occurrence of an alcohol blackout is unpredictable both in severity and in timing.
While it can seem quite intimidating to ask questions about a drug rehab program, you must in order to find the right one for you.There are many different types of drug rehab programs available. You must find the right program for you.
Can spirituality help in addiction recovery? How can we define spirituality This article gives solid examples of how spirituality can help in drug and alcohol recovery, and suggests a slightly different concept of spirituality.
Can a problem drinker or alcohol user drink safely by controlling their drinking? This is not a simple question to answer, in that many do not understand the concepts of social use, substance abue and addiction. We will untangle these in this article.
The need for addiction treatment may be evaluated by answering 5 easy questions. They should be answered 'yes' in order to move to the next question. A 'no' answer identifies a bump in the road to recovery and will require some work.