Seniors Struggling with Drug or Alcohol Problems.

If any of the Ask Granny followers are concerned or affected by some form of addiction in the family, below are a few resources from The Prevention Coalition, that offer help to those who are struggling:

The science of addiction

20 Secret Signs of addiction

Suicidal Thoughts and Alcohol Abuse: Tackling Both Problems head On

Treatment Approaches for Drug addiction

The Benefits of a Sober Summer and How to Achieve Them

7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

Addiction in the Waiting Room: How to go to the Doctor in Sobriety

Drug Digest, mentioned below, is the place to go with any and all questions about medications. There are tabs to inform you about individual drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements. There are images of pills to help you identify a prescription that changes colour or shape—no more worries that you may be taking the wrong medication. There is a place to learn how to use various medicines such as inhalers, eye drops, insulin and more. You can check for drug interactions, compare drugs you are taking with current substitutes or generics, and you can check out side effects of each of them. There are listings of health conditions with descriptions and current treatments and there is a section on saving by buying generic drugs. In addition, you may click on helpful listings such as Seven Steps to Safety with Medicines– ways to be safe with all medications, senior discounts and much more. This is an excellent site to bookmark and use as a reference for any questions you have about your health or that of a loved one.

http://www.drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest

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