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Understanding substance abuse disorder

Why do people become addicted? The use is based on a reward system where if something feels good, you are more likely to do it again. When the needs are met, the brain releases a chemical called dopamine, which makes one feel satisfaction and pleasure.

Knowledge is Power: Bonding with our children

Children need a minimum of eight touches during the day to feel connected to a parent in a positive manner. This doesn’t have to be a big deal. It could be the straightening of a collar, pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.

BLOG: Why do children take drugs?

A belief that it can’t happen to me or that the consequences don’t matter is short-sighted. Immature young adults may wrongly believe that they are invincible and in control.

How is your relationship with your mother-in-law?  

When faced with a loyalty dilemma, the man may withdraw, stop talking, start drinking, or comment about the differences in his wife’s family norms and values as compared to his.

Effects of drug use affect families  

Family members, brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents become stressed and their lives are disrupted when a member is a drug user.

The month of love is over…Now what?

Here are some ideas to improve your relationships and continue the bond you felt when you were showered with love on Valentine’s Day.

Is your child ready for pre-school?

It is an exciting but also a worrying time for parents who place their young children at school for the first time.
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