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LEARN – Why?

Why someone starts to use and why they cannot quit are two different things. Using is a choice (or sometimes prescribed), but addiction is a disease.

~ Sandy Swenson, Readings for Moms of Addicts app
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7 Reasons Why Teens Use Drugs (and How Parents Can Prevent it)

Gordon Dickler shares his tips on why teens will drink or use drugs.
Kathy Donovan - A Mothers Addiction Journey

Addiction – Where were the parents?!

Why ‘Where were the parents” is the wrong question.
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Denial And Addiction Are Co-Conspirators

Why we need to take off the goggles.
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Help for Families Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

FAMILIES—not just the person with the substance use disorder—need help, too.
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Treating Family Addiction: Recovery from Codependency is its Own Reward

We treat family addiction not because if we fix the other family members the addict will be cured, but because everyone is suffering and looking for a solution outside of themselves.
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Understanding Addiction and Why Some People Become Addicted While Others Do Not

It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than will or good intentions.
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Why Family Therapy is Critical to Recovery

Expert clinician explains how family therapy can effectively address the systemic dynamics of substance abuse.
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Why Some People Become Addicted and Others Do Not

As much as half of a person’s risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs depends on his or her genetic makeup.
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You Can Be a Good Parent and Have a Troubled Kid

He’s a teenager and is responsible for his own actions, and I am responsible for doing my part in guiding, punishing, and loving him.