DALLAS, July 2, 2018 – Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with more than 480,000 smoking-related deaths each year. In addition, it is one of the toughest habits to stop, as it takes an average of five to seven tries before a person achieves success quitting.
DALLAS, April 17, 2018 – Addiction affects not only the ones abusing the drugs, but every person around them including children of all ages. Most addictions alter the brain functions of the individual who is abusing the substances, which limits the person’s ability to take care of everyday things such as being on time to work, making dinner for the family or helping their children with homework. An impaired parent’s behavior can have a long-lasting impact on children, including affecting how they self soothe, eat, sleep, trust adults and form relationships.
DALLAS, March 12, 2018 – As you may know, there are a lot of opinions and controversy surrounding Oklahoma State Question 788 and the legalization of cannabis for medicinal use for qualified patients. One nationally known addiction expert recently crossed the Red River to help stop this initiative from becoming law. Dr.
DALLAS, February 20, 2018 – Most kids in high school attend football games, hang out with friends and participate in recreational activities. That wasn’t the case for Andrew, who lives in Greater Dallas. Now 20, he became addicted to drugs during his freshman year in high school at the age of 15. From dealing with turmoil at home to self-medicating because of a knee injury, his addiction worsened until he sought treatment at Enterhealth in April of last year. His family intervened after his sister found him lying on the ground unable to speak due to an overdose while at college.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States.
But, are they safe? Understand how they work, what they can do and what you should say to those caught up in the allure of vaping.
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