Posts Categorized: Substance Abuse, Addiction & Compulsion

How Science Helps Us Understand Addiction

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We want to make a terrific resource available to you.  This publication from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) presents what current science has to say about substance abuse and addiction, with special focus on how substances affect the brain. The resource is entitled The Science of Addiction and is a free download from the […]

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

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The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.  ~G.K. Chesterton An adorned body without a sound mind is really not attractive.  Yet, a sound mind and a healthy body is magnetic!  Despite the fact the popular weight loss […]

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Got Alcohol and Drug related Legal problems?

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Take the first step to address legal problems that are related to alcohol or drug use. Determine if you need an attorney to assist in the process. Courts allow persons with misdemeanors, (i.e. persons with minor in possession or misdemeanor possession or shoplifting charges) to represent themselves. Parents should determine if there are legal process or […]

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Court Diversion Services Underway

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Got  substance related court problems? Check out our services to address both legal and substance abuse issues at the same time. Services are available at The Summit Counseling Center in Alpharetta and at Forsyth MAPP Diversion Program, Cumming. (www.judicialbehavioral.com) We do not provide direct legal services, however, consultation with staff may help meet your court […]

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Synthetic Marijuana Testing is HERE!

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Synthetic marijuana, K-2,Serenity, Spice,Genie, Smoke,Pot-pourri,Buzz, Hush, and other names are used to describe a drug alternative to marijuana.  It is sold on the street and used in our community by young people.  “Spice”, one of the more familiar names, is used by young people when persons are being tested for marijuana because standard lab tests result in negatives.  […]

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What is Addiction?

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So, what is Addiction anyway? I was recently doing a workshop on Understanding Addiction. During the workshop, a gentleman wondered out loud whether addiction to mind and mood altering substances is really a disease. His question gave other people, in the audience, the opportunity to share their opinions about addiction. It became obvious to me […]

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