fetal alcohol prevention

Should I Worry About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndrome is an alcohol use disorder that is classified as the most severe type of the disorders on the fetal alcohol spectrum. While the condition is relatively rare and affects approximately 200,000 babies annually, the consequences of the disease can be lifelong and widespread. As with other spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome affects each child differently. Available treatments provide symptom management, but the damage caused by the syndrome cannot be reversed. 

Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

Fetal alcohol syndrome occurs when a mother consumes alcoholic beverages during pregnancy. While alcohol use during

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what are the dangers of valium

Dangers of Valium Addiction

Valium is a prescription medication primarily intended to treat anxiety disorders, muscle spasms, and seizures. Its generic name is Diazepam and belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Over three million Americans take Valium, prescribed to them by doctors, while many more unlawfully abuse it. Valium is considered a narcotic. 

When Does Valium Become a Problem?

While valium can be used effectively to help individuals manager their anxiety and other ailments, it is highly addictive. If a person has been taking it for multiple months (even with a prescription) the

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Oxycodone Addiction - Oxycontin

The Difference Between OxyContin and Oxycodone

They sound the same. Indeed the are nearly the same. However, there are a couple of differences that are easy enough to identify. This will keep you informed when making decisions in a doctor’s office. Or it can give you insight on what you or a loved one have already been prescribed. But one thing is important to remember, both oxycodone and OxyContin are part of the opioid family of painkillers. As such, they are both addictive and should only be used in accordance to a doctor’s instructions.

Let’s Start With Oxycodone 

Oxycodone is

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Unique Detox Program - DCAP

DCAP: A Unique Approach to Detox From SoCal Detox

Detox is sometimes misunderstood as the full extent of addiction treatment. While it is the most important first step to take, it is only a piece of the overall drug or alcohol addiction treatment program.

With this in mind, there are a few important aspects of a high-quality detox that will influence the effectiveness of a program. Not only are quick access, a location of healing, an experienced staff, a variety of treatment modalities, and a qualified use of medications all of vital importance, the most effective detox treatment will understand that substance use

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addiction help for my spouse

Signs Your Spouse May Have an Addiction

Having a suspicious mind is not a way to live in a loving relationship. Believing the worst about your wife or husband, constantly questioning, worried, or wondering. That said, a person with a drug or alcohol use disorder is likely to want to keep their dependence a secret. Often even from themselves. The stigma, along with the brain’s powerful drive and the body’s physical need all combine to make finding and using their substance the highest priority in their life. And keeping it a secret from their family is one of the ways to ensure that they can

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