Article Summary: For many years alcoholism was seen as a condition of the weak-willed and lazy, but today we know that it is a clinical, progressive and potentially fatal disease. And while the individual suffers the most from this disease, it is not and individual condition. It is a universal, human condition that can strike any person at any time. It is a disease that affects our families and our communities and it is one of the biggest public health threats known in the last two centuries.

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The construction of two treatment centres for youth with addictions and complex mental health needs is moving forward with tenders being issued for the first phase of construction of the projects. One facility will be located in Grand Falls-Windsor, with the other to be constructed in Paradise.

“These tenders signal a new day for how youth with mental health and addictions issues are treated in our province and I am very pleased to see the construction of these two needed facilities will soon get underway,” said the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services. “One of my top priorities remains addressing mental health and addictions and enhancing services throughout the province. These facilities will greatly improve our provincial youth services by introducing a comprehensive and progressive form of treatment not previously offered in this capacity in the province.”

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Article Summary: Addiction to opiates, such as Oxycontin, is rapidly reaching epidemic proportions. This article provides a general overview of this dangerous narcotic and how addicts are abusing it.

Oxycodone, most commonly known as Oxycontin, is a medication that is typically used for controlling pain, however it can also be used as a cough suppressant. Over the past ten years, Oxycontin addiction has been dramatically increasing. In fact, within the United States alone, Oxycontin addiction has increased by 300% in the past decade and the number of emergency room visits caused by Oxycontin addiction has increased 500%.

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Article Summary: Your fears, anxieties, and other problems have the best of you and you don't know where to turn for help. At some point you feel totally helpless as you struggle each day.

Your fears, anxieties, and other problems have the best of you and you don't know where to turn for help. At some point you feel totally helpless as you struggle each day. No matter what you do, you cannot run away or hide from your fears. In these cases, some people will use alcohol or other substances to feel better. Alcohol and substance abuse or any other addictions will not take away your problems and fears. In the short run, they might make you feel better, but in the long run these addictions will only make things worse.

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Article Summary: It is a well-known fact that substance abuse has many negative implications on the life of an individual. It not only destroys the individual, but also creates havoc in the family of the abuser. Anybody in a family can get into substance abusing habit. It can be a son, daughter, parent or spouse.

It is a well-known fact that substance abuse has many negative implications on the life of an individual. It not only destroys the individual, but also creates havoc in the family of the abuser. Anybody in a family can get into this harmful habit. It can be a son, daughter, parent or spouse. Dealing with a substance abusing family member is a very sensitive issue. Even a minor mistake can destroy the relationships as well as the individual.

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