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The thought of going to drug rehab can be a tough pill to swallow, for addicts and their loved ones alike. Many feel that their addiction is not “bad enough” to go to rehab, so they wait it out....Read more about Why Do People Go to Rehab? »
We hear it all the time: Marijuana is being legalized across the United States, so it must be safe. Marijuana is a natural plant, so it must not be dangerous. So many people use marijuana today, it must not be addicting. But are these claims justified, or is there more that we should know?
Currently in the United States, there are over 20 million people in need of substance use treatment. Yet more than 80 percent of those individuals have not received professional help. Most often, it’s because they do not perceive a need for treatment. They do not recognize a problem exists. At the same time, however, they are not able to stop using drugs or drinking on their own....Read more about How to Convince Someone You Love to Go to Rehab »
Studies have found that at least 98 percent of teenagers lie to their parents. Most often, it is because they think they might get in trouble, that their parents would be disappointed, or that they’d be punished and banned from doing something they want to do. According to the same research, among other topics, the average teen will lie about alcohol and drug use....Read more about Drug Testing Your Teenager: Is it Right? »