After spending years in denial that you have a problem, finally deciding to get help for an addiction can be overwhelming. At the beginning of your recovery you might not fully understand your disease because you have spent so long justifying your behavior and convincing yourself that your substance abuse was normal.
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A former model for Penthouse magazine has opened up about her issues with drug addiction after being accused of smuggling the drug "ice" into Australia. Simone Farrow, a swimsuit model who has posed for Penthouse and Ed Hardy, was arrested in October 2009 by Australian police on her return to the United States. At a recent sentence hearing in Sydney's district court, Farrow broke down and began detailing her past issues with drug addiction and a suicide attempt.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines moderate drinking as 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men. Under this criterion, many Americans drink excessively on a regular basis without realizing it.
On the morning of March 25, five female students at a high school in Frederick's County Maryland were rushed to the hospital after overdosing on prescription medications. Local officials say the students ingested a mix of ambien and Adderall supplied by another 15 year old student in their group.
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