Posts Categorized: Ewell Hardman

The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Someone with Alcoholism

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Having a friend or loved one who struggles with alcohol abuse can be an overwhelming situation. Whether they’re just getting help or have been in recovery for a while, saying and doing the right thing can be tricky. Handling the situation the right way can make the difference between helping or enabling your loved one. […]

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Teen Drug Addiction: It’s mushrooming out of control

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In today’s society, kids are experimenting with everything at much earlier ages:  drugs and sex being the most prevalent and widely linked together. Parents commonly believe that street drugs draw the kids into chemical addiction, but the real gateway drugs are often found at home – in your bathroom cabinet.    The first “dealers” are usually […]

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It’s Planting Time

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My daughter recently called about planting some sweet potatoes.  She reminded me it is a good time to plant them so they would be grown by Fall.  One of the most stubborn spiritual rules in the universe is ‘whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap….” What I want to offer parents and young people today […]

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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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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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Solutions in Divorce, Custody and Alcohol or Drugs

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One of the more painful problems faced by persons in divorce proceedings is providing for a stable environment for children and spouses where there is ongoing use of alcohol or drugs.  Even after the active user has stopped using or completed treatment uncertainty and fear remains.  The reality is that most people with alcohol or drug […]

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