Addiction transfer happens when a person exchanges an addiction in recovery for another addiction. It can also be known as a substitute addiction or cross addiction, where someone replaces one compulsive behavior with another.
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The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that after marijuana, prescription medications are the drugs most commonly abused by the adolescent population with the biggest growth of abuse among persons aged 12 to 24 years.5 Alarmingly, the abuse of prescription and OTC medications has surpassed the use of illegal drugs such as crack, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. An estimated 14% of high school seniors have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once. - (Source: Contemporary Pediatrics) Unfortunately it isn't just drinking that parents have to worry about when their teens go to a party. A newer trend has developed where teenagers raid their parents or grandparents' medicine cabinets for prescription drugs. They then take the prescription drugs to the party where they combine drugs into one container/bag and take turns reaching into the...
Surviving the Holidays can be difficult for anyone, but for the family of an addict, there are added struggles to face. If there was a specific event that took place prior to receiving help, tensions may still be high in the family. Or if addiction runs in the family, and one person has begun their journey toward recovery while another has not, there may be resentment or bitter feelings. Here are some ways for the family of an addict to be supportive and make sure you can enjoy the holidays as they should be enjoyed: