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Reasons to Not Have Kids in Recovery

If you do not already have a child but you are thinking that having a baby is one of the things you “should” do in recovery to have a family…

What Are the Addiction Treatment Options for Pregnant Woman? 

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is not only harmful to the unborn baby but also to the mother. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) warns that substance abuse while pregnant…

Dangers of Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

Prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol is the main cause of preventable birth defects in the United States. While some believe there is a “safe” amount of alcohol to consume…

Can I Use Ativan while Pregnant?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. Typically, this medication, like many other benzodiazepines, is prescribed for no more than two weeks to…

Does Drug Testing our Kids go too Far?

While much of the country is clamoring for relaxed drug laws, a quietly growing trend has been spreading; mandatory drug testing of children as young as 12 years old. It’s…

Parents Are Losing their Kids over Marijuana

Parents are losing their children over confusing marijuana laws, including those who are obeying their state’s laws regarding possession and use of cannabis. For some people it might seem inconceivable…

The Roles Children of Alcoholic Parents Develop

Children of alcoholic abusers develop roles and tendencies defined by the situation they live in. That environment tends to foster households where life is chaotic. Household members tend to feel…

Child Custody During and After Residential Inpatient Treatment

Losing children can be a heart-wrenching experience for people who attend residential inpatient treatment. However, residential inpatient treatment can help addicts become better parents who are actually able to care…

The Importance of Addiction Treatment for Pregnant Women

Addiction treatment is life or death concern for pregnant mothers and their unborn children. Drinking and drug use can cause permanent harm to infants, and the rigors of pregnancy can…

Children and Marijuana

The illicit use of marijuana extends beyond that of adults and teens – even children use this drug under a variety of circumstances. However, the risks and problems associated with…

Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

Most people who have never experienced drug addiction or alcoholism could not understand how a woman could ever abuse any substance while pregnant. However, according to the National Institute on…