substance abuse

  1. runawaybunny

    Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

    Adversity early in life tends to affect a child's executive function skills -- their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the...
  2. runawaybunny

    Reducing care needs of teens with substance-abuse disorders

    Kaiser Permanente researchers find long-term benefits for patients and health organizations that employ screenings, interventions, and referrals Screenings, interventions, and referrals can help adolescent teens overcome substance abuse in the short-term. Less is known about the long-term...
  3. runawaybunny

    'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder

    Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. The study, published online in the Journal of...
  4. runawaybunny

    Risk-taking, antisocial teens 5 times more likely to die young

    Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20 dying by their 30s, according to new CU Boulder research. The study, published in the journal Addiction, also suggests that while drug and alcohol...
  5. runawaybunny

    Early puberty in white adolescent boys increases substance use risk

    White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new Purdue University study finds. "The earlier your first sip of alcohol or that you try other kinds of drugs, the more likely you are to go on to develop lifelong addiction and...
  6. K

    I know I'm doing the right thing but I am BROKEN

    My oldest son is 22 and has been battling with anxiety and drug abuse for the past two years. I'm not sure what drug he is abusing - I think it is some sort of Xanax or benzo or something. He becomes a different person. He lies to me - everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. He steals...
  7. W

    Difficult brother abuses drugs

    So my 22 year old brother just had another fit today. This isn’t the first time this has happened but lets start from the top. Im 16 and I live with my Mom and my brother. Roughly a year ago my brother started smoking weed in the house. But one night he did some really bad drug and it ruined...
  8. runawaybunny

    My addict son

    Posting this on behalf of @Dragonfly1 I have a son who is 27 yrs old. Over a year ago we moved him home after losing his job. I had no idea the exstint of his drug use due to him living over four hours away from us. Shortly after moving home we learned of his heroin addiction after finding...
  9. The exhausted tiny bear

    Not even sad just numb borderline don’t care

    Well daughter ran away I reported it but honestly I’m not to worried maybe if they find her in drugs the system will do something about versus me struggling to keep her in line I’m at my wits end she came home lied about the principal and the profanity shirt then started screaming and throwing...
  10. RedCedar

    Estrangement

    After four months of having my 36yo son living in my home to "get on his feet", four months that he spent stoned pretty much 24x7 and excelling at Twitter and RPG's, four months in which he saved NO money, four months in which I drove him back and forth to his part-time job, four months during...
  11. Triedntrue

    Does dual diagnosis make a difference?

    I'm the mother of a 36 year old son who has been diagnosed bipolar I recently 302 him and have disastrous results he flipped out at the hospital and they put him in the 302 but then released him to jail. I refuse to bail him out. He has multiple charges especially traffic offenses and things and...
  12. Sad momma

    Lost and broken momma

    I am new here as well. One of my daughters found this site to help me. My 32 year old daughter is on the street, selling using stealing lying has warrants and when she gets arrested gets right out. I don't know how but she does. She went from a strong wonderful mom to a sick horrible lying...
  13. S

    24yr old daughter on hospice homeless

    Homeless off and on over the past 2 years after leaving college for medical reasons, we and others take her in/back in due to her poor mental and physical health (bipolar, many physical conditions including kidney disease and neurological inflammation conditions). She became ill last week ...
  14. Tina Hannah

    Where do I start?

    I'm a stay at home mom of four boys all of which have ADHD, & two of them have argumentative defiant disorder, my husband also has ADHD. My husband has battled substance abuse throughout our 20+ years of marriage until last year when he received treatment and stopped drinking. Two years ago...
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