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Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!
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Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!

The temperature is mercilessly rising and the sun is shining bright this summer. There’s nothing like a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage to stay cool and beat the heat. When you’re in recovery, though, summer holiday parties where participating in the celebration all but mandates having a hard drink in one’s hand can make staying sober seem...

The Six Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery
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The Six Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting nicotine or caffeine without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a speed bump on the road to lifelong addiction recovery? Understanding the stages of change can help you in achieving your goals, particularly when overcoming your destructive...

Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?
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Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of substance overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of...

Distribution of $1.1 Billion to Treat Opioid and Heroin Epidemic
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Distribution of $1.1 Billion to Treat Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

After President Obama announced the addiction treatment services package extension for the heroin epidemic, it’s time to see the budgets that are going to be allocated to the different states. With a budget proposal of $1.1 billion, Michael Botticelli, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said that the budget distribution...

5 Ways to Cope While a Loved One is in Rehab
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5 Ways to Cope While a Loved One is in Rehab

Seeing a loved one enter rehab can be tough to cope with. Knowing they’ll be away at a rehab facility for some time can bring about a series of thoughts and emotions consisting of worrying, anxiousness, impatience, fear and more. It’s important for you to know that you’re not alone in experiencing this, and that...

Justifying an Addict’s Actions
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Justifying an Addict’s Actions

Justifying an Addict’s Actions It’s tough to believe your loved one is an addict also because you’ve convinced yourself that all of the constant excuses you make are valid. You even start to frequently justify their addiction. “It could be worse, they could be dead or hurting other people.” “They’re not addicted. I know they...

When Social Drinking Becomes Something More
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When Social Drinking Becomes Something More

It’s September, and there will be social drinking events. You’ve just started the semester and already you’re beginning to feel that heaviness and exhaustion that is synonymous with relentlessly working toward an education. Maybe it’s been a week or a month and the pressure is beginning to really set in. Pressure from tuition and project...

9/11 and Substance Abuse
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9/11 and Substance Abuse

On September 11th, 2001, the world was shaken by the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. If you were old enough to remember 9/11, it is one of those days that will be forever engrained in your memory. It was heavily televised – live for the most part – so whether...

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