Alcohol and Drug Rehab Holiday Message

  To everyone celebrating this holiday season it is our wish to you that you will care for those you love most by being strong and not permitting a friend or family member to drive after having a few drinks. Yet despite this message having been broadcasted so many times some people still think its okay, its not, to the degree you have taking any amount of alcohol your judgment and reaction time is compromised, this is a fact not just someone’s over reaction. But there is another message that has not been given sufficient attention and it is directed to those of you with a drug problem. If you or someone you know has been indulging in drug use, be it cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, prescription drug abuse or any other mind altering drug, DON’T DRIVE. Again, if you cannot help yourself its time to seek professional help, don’t ruin another holiday season for family and friends with over drinking and extreme drug...
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Give Yourself the Gift of Getting Clean this Christmas

Christmas and New Year's are coming. With the holidays come more opportunities to drink and to take drugs. You can be in a party atmosphere and celebrating with friends and family, the perfect opportunity to hide a growing problem. Or you can be depressed as the holidays do make some of us and fall deeper into a drug addiction. This time of year brings out old memories, sadness and pain as well as joy and celebration. But I am going to share a secret with you. The best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones is seeking help to overcome the addiction. The most important people in the world to give to are yourself and your family and friends. Perhaps you are drinking heavily enough that family and friends have tried to talk to you about it. Take heed of their words. They are only opening themselves up to your anger and denial because they care. Admitting you have a...
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Discuss Drugs and Alcohol With Your Teen

Teens in Ontario are coming out about drug and alcohol use. Over the course of the last few months, this writer has seen news items on teens and drinking and teens and drug use. What I see are teens turning it around for someone else. I think a lot has to do with parent involvement as well. Teenagers can easily fall victim to drug and alcohol use thanks to being bored, peer pressure and filling some need within themselves. But as more and more teens in Ontario are given the chance and choice of taking college credit classes while in high school, many of them are taking that education and using it to help others. A young girl in a local college said she wanted to help others as she had problems with teen drinking. She said she would point the finger at others and then realized one day it was her own responsibility. She stated her parents never discussed alcohol and...
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