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April 2016

Combat Addiction and Substance Use Disorders - Bergand Group

Combat Addiction with Careful (and Hopeful) Planning

Some things that many people struggling with addiction (or their families) could always use more of are both hope and information.  The combination of not believing that positive change can take place and also not having a solid understanding of how best to combat addiction can be hugely adverse to a person’s recovery from substance […]

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Heavy Marijuana Use and Cannabis Abuse - Bergand Group

Heavy Marijuana Use in Youth Depletes Dopamine

There’s no question that levels of cannabis abuse have been rising lately as more and more young people come to believe that there are little to no harmful effects of heavy marijuana use.  Unfortunately, not only is this far from the truth, but this lack of understanding about the facts can lead to “severe marijuana dependence

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Underage Drinking and Alcohol Use - The Bergand Group

Underage Drinking and Parental Guidance

Whether your child is currently struggling with heavy alcohol use, heading down that path, or not experimenting with underage drinking at all, it’s important that you have a conversation with him or her about its dangers.  Without the information to forewarn them, more and more preteens and young teens will slip into a drinking problem.

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Family Involvement and Treatment for Substance Abuse - The Bergand Group

Family Involvement Aids in Substance Abuse Recovery

For many people who are in need of treatment for substance abuse, recognizing the addiction itself can be one of the most difficult parts.  It can be made harder if the issue is brought up by someone else, such as a close friend or a family member, but often times this external source is crucial in

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Teen Recovery and Adolescent Addiction - the Bergand Group

Teen Recovery and the Value of Support

The journey past addiction within teen recovery is a long one and requires varying methods and support systems in order to reach success.  “Traditional” therapy isn’t enough, in many cases, and the adolescent is usually best aided while working through rehab if he or she has family, friends, and others to be supportive presences.  In addition,

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Individual Therapy Sessions Work While Addiction Research Moves Ahead

In exploring what may make adolescents more prone to suffer from addiction, it seems obvious that the answer would involve the developing brains of these young people.  Recent research has suggested that there is more to the story and they hope that investigating this further may lead to breakthroughs in how these addictions at a young

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Marijuana Use and Cannabis Use Disorder - The Bergand Group

Marijuana Use Still Seen as Nonthreatening

“According to [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][a] study, the percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year doubled between 2002 and 2012.”  Though a decade is a long time, the fact remains that cannabis

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