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Bedeviled

Why Mexicans make skeletons and devils that generally behave badly. by Kim Hancey Duffy Ten summers ago, my husband and I drove through a dusty, sparsely-populated area in the moun …

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Chronic with the Chronic?

What happens in the brain of a marijuana smoker isn’t all that mellow. by Kim Hancey Duffy Rich Glade has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1968, and has spent a lot of …

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What’s Wrong with Zero Tolerance

Addressing addiction from the public health perspective. 10th in a series. by Kim Hancey Duffy This is Part II of an interview with Kevin McCauley, M.D., on understanding drug and …

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Drug Series: Disease, Not Choice

Framing addiction in the "organ/defect/symptom" model. 9th in a series. by Kim Hancey Duffy Addiction is not a disease – cancer is a disease. You chose to take drugs, and …

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Getting Help: Drug Series Part VIII

When there's nothing more a parent can do: conversation with a parent. A woman with an adult daughter who was addicted to drugs plotted and schemed every day to get her daught …

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Getting Help: When Parents Suspect Drug Abuse

Do you get the law involved? Straing, hard facts from a community cop. by Kim Hancey Duffy Addiction turns parenting upside down. Normally, the last thing a parent would think of d …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part VI

This is the second of two interviews with a young addict in recovery. by Kim Hancey Duffy This is the second part of an interview with a 25-year-old alcohol/methamphetamine addict …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part V

The first of two interviews with a young addict in recovery. -by Kim Hancey Duffy Most people like to hear tales from those who vanish into the unknown, then live to tell about it: …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part IV

What can a family expect when their child enters an outpatient recovery program? An interview with Michael Odom, director of Clinical Consultants. -by Kim Hancey Duffy In the Salt …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part III

What do you do when you find out your child is a drug addict? by Kim Duffy When a family finally checks their adolescent or adult child into detox for substance abuse, it often fee …

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Getting Help Pt. 2

Kelly J. Lundberg, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Director, Assessment & Referral Services University of Utah When it comes to our loved ones, whether it …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part II

Second in a series of expert interviews. by Kim Duffy If your son came home from basketball practice with a badly swollen ankle, and you couldn't tell whether it was seriously …

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Getting Help: Drug Addiction Series Part I

What do you do when you find out your child is a drug addict? First in a series of expert interviews. by Kim Duffy It's been called the second worst thing that can happen to y …

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