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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse

How to Prevent Substance Abuse While it’s practically impossible to prevent anyone and everyone from using illicit drugs, there are things we can all do to avoid drug and/or alcohol abuse. By sharing this knowledge with those... read more

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism

Alcohol is one of those substances that can be used in moderation with very little adverse effects, or it can be abused in large amounts. And, many people over time that abuse alcohol also become addicted to it. There is a difference between... read more

From the Desk of Jim Bevell – Schuler Tragedy and Accountability

Anyone who isn’t familiar with Diane Schuler at this point is either trying to avoid current events or is as oblivious as her husband. To bring everyone up to speed, Diane Schuler is the 36 year-old business... read more

Loss of Control with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect millions of people every year. The two most common forms are anorexia, where the person fears weight gain so much that they starve themselves, and bulimia, where the person binge eats and then makes... read more

The Importance of Addiction Support Groups

If we look closely, we could find a support group for nearly every situation under the sun. There are support groups for cancer patients, divorcees, parents, those going through infertility, those that have lost a loved one,... read more

Holistic Treatment for Substance Abuse

Holistic medicine is a popular trend in our country today. But as more and more people have made use of this philosophy of treatment over the years, it is proving to be more than merely a trend. Holistic treatment is now used for... read more

From the Desk of Jim Bevell – Bringing and Keeping Addiction in the Media Forefront

The beauty of the internet as a public forum has truly elevated the idea of free speech to another level. As I see it, this cyber-medium is the last chance for individuals to seek out and... read more


Accountability is the “willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions”. In my active addiction, not only did I lack accountability, I sought at any and all costs to avoid it. I did not want to be held accountable for my whereabouts on any given... read more

The Government’s Responsibility for Substance Abuse Treatment

Everyone’s talking about the economy lately, and all levels of government are working on balancing their budgets in this time of crisis. Many advocates are asking for more money for a variety of causes,... read more

10 Reasons not to try Meth

Methamphetamine is a crystalline powder that can be dissolved in alcohol or water and taken orally, snorted, injected, or smoked. It gives the user a high because it causes the brain to release high levels of dopamine. It is a commonly used... read more