Drug Abuse Category

Genetic Predisposition to Schizophrenia May Increase Risk of Psychosis From Cannabis Use – Neuroscience News

It has been long been known that cannabis users develop psychosis more often than non-users, but what is still not fully clear is whether cannabis actually causes psychosis and, if so, who is most at risk. A new study published in Translational Psychiatry by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and King’s College […]

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DMX – a life full of abuse and addiction

It’s easy to dismiss celebrity therapy shows for sensationalizing the trauma, mental health, or various addictions of the celebrities that agree to appear on them. After all, many of them consist solely of people made famous for appearing on… other reality shows. DMX and Tashera appeared on the first season of Couples Therapy alongside people like Linda […]

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Parental substance misuse

Parental substance misuse ‘Parental substance misuse’ is the long-term misuse of drugs and/or alcohol by a parent or carer. This includes parents and carers who: consume harmful amounts of alcohol (for example if their drinking is leading to alcohol-related health problems or accidents) are dependent on alcohol use drugs regularly and excessively are dependent on […]

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Seeing the Invisible

Attachment experiences between caregiver and child are powerful sculptors of personality,and become key determinants in how an individual relates to self, other and emotions overa lifetime. When a child’s early attachment relationships are characterized by recurrent“errors of omission” – neglect, deprivation, misattunement, and lack of affection,recognition and/or affirmation — that child can develop areas of […]

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Grace vs. Abuse

You (yes, you) need to read this…even if you’re not in an abusive situation. You need to know where the line is between giving grace and accepting abuse, so you can help a friend or family member recognize it. For millions of Americans, accepting abuse is an everyday occurrence. Statistics reveal around 10 million people suffer from […]

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Supporting your child with a negative experience online

We want all children to have a safe and positive experience when they go online, but sometimes a child might be sent an image, video or message without their consent that upsets or confuses them. It can be hard to know what to say or do in these types of situations and that’s completely normal. […]

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The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) reports that there is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances” and that mental health disorder patients are responsible for the consumption of: 38 percent of alcohol 44 percent of cocaine 40 percent of cigarettes NBER also reports that people who have been diagnosed with […]

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NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics)

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) Helpline: 0800 358 3456 Email: helpline@nacoa.org.uk Website: www.nacoa.org.uk Information, advice and support for anyone affected by their parent’s drinking.

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COAP (Children of Addicted Parents and People)

COAP (Children of Addicted Parents and People) Website: www.coap.org.uk Online community for young people affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or addictive behaviour such as gambling.

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When Your Grandchild’s Parent Is Addicted

It’s universally understood that parents who abuse drugs or alcohol are not fully capable of taking care of their children. Addiction is a disease that hijacks the brain- when a parent’s mind is focused on chasing the next high, it leaves little room for them to put food on the table, pay the next rent […]

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