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Okay everybody, it’s time we talk about the binge drinking and teen drug abuse that’s going on at concerts. We’ve been seeing far too many drug-related deaths, injuries, and crimes at concerts. To put things in perspective, at one of Chance the Rapper’s concerts last month:

Treating addiction is a group effort. Personal change within the addict is of utmost importance, but change within the addict’s community of friends and family is crucial as well. After all, psychologists consider addiction to be a family disorder. This is because addiction and relational trauma and dysfunction go together. Substance abuse damages relationships, and existing toxic relationships contribute to the addiction cycle

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Opioid addiction has been in the American spotlight recently. We hear about opioids on TV and online all the time. This is because the U.S. is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid related deaths. Rates of addiction and the number of deaths due to this type of drug are on the rise. The CDC reported that since 1999, the number of these deaths has quadrupled! What is it about opioids? Why are we having this epidemic now?

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Has someone been asking you to quit using drugs? Do you feel like you’re on the fence about it? If so, that’s totally understandable. Quitting drugs on your own or entering drug rehab are daunting, mountainous challenges. It is a big commitment, and will be a lengthy journey. Are you ready to begin, or are you still seeking more answers?