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Sober Fun: How to Avoid Boredom Without Catching a Buzz
Written on: 03/12/2018

Sober fun sounds like a contradiction when you’re an addict or alcoholic. Drinking and using become a daily part of life when someone struggles with substances. After years of a drug or alcohol habit, getting through a day sober is difficult. The idea of having fun without a drug may sound impossible. But it doesn’t […]

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A Guide to New Marijuana Laws in the United States
Written on: 03/09/2018

New marijuana laws are sweeping the United States. In many states, it’s legal to grow, use and sell the drug for medical purposes. In some, it’s even legal to use it recreationally. These new laws are celebrated by activists and patients around the nation but viewed with concern by others. Whether you’re in recovery or […]

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Recovery Basics: Recognizing the Stages of Relapse
Written on: 03/05/2018

What causes a relapse? Deciding to drink or get high after having clean time can have tragic consequences. In the aftermath, the addict’s loved ones may wonder what happened or if they had missed signs. Sometimes the addict isn’t even sure where they went wrong. A key part of preventing these issues is understanding and […]

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What Happens in the Families of Drug Addicts?
Written on: 03/02/2018

In TV shows that depict the pain of addiction, the focus is on the addict or the alcoholic. Most show images like a heroin addict overdosing or the alcoholic stumbling home when they talk about the addiction epidemic. These outlets do a great job at creating a picture of what it’s like to suffer from […]

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Staying Sober: Relapse Prevention Strategies
Written on: 02/27/2018

Staying sober can feel next to impossible some days. On others, pretty simple- get through the day without picking up a drink or a drug. For most people in early recovery, the days flip between two extremes. One minute you’re on a pink cloud, and the next it feels like hitting rock bottom all over […]

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Can’t Think Straight? Effects of Addiction on the Brain
Written on: 02/22/2018

To the outsider looking in, drug addiction and alcoholism probably look like insanity. If a substance was causing so much destruction, why wouldn’t you just stop using it? In many ways, addiction is insanity- doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. But for most addicts and alcoholics, “just stop doing […]

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Statistics on Drug Abuse Reveal Growing Epidemic… and Possible Solutions
Written on: 02/21/2018

Chances are great that opening the paper or tuning into the local news, in any region of America, will result in hearing about the drug epidemic currently ravaging the nation. News of the crisis, particularly about opiates, seems to be everywhere, and for good reason. Opiate addiction and overdoses have touched every corner of the […]

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Why Having a Spiritual Foundation is Essential to Recovery
Written on: 02/19/2018

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is about so much more than simply putting down the substances. For people new to being clean and sober, it may seem like abstinence is the same as recovery- but there is so much more to it than that. Recovery means a full healing of the mind, body, and […]

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The Benefits of Pets in Recovery
Written on: 02/14/2018

Early recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is not easy- in fact, it’s one of the toughest parts of many people’s journey in sobriety. Most recovering addicts and alcoholics learn a variety of coping skills to help them successfully navigate this difficult period. It can be lonely and frustrating, but it’s also a time of […]

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Drug Companies Now Face Medication Lawsuit Cases for Opioid Production
Written on: 02/12/2018

The opiate epidemic in the United States certainly involves heroin and other illicit drugs- people die every day of heroin overdoses in every region of the country. However, the bulk of the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses the nation is facing is caused and fueled by prescription opiates. Powerful drugs that can be found […]

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