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09
Jan

Starting the New Year with Resolutions for Continued Sobriety

A New Year For many people, the beginning of a new year is a time to make resolutions and start new traditions. It is a time to reassess your outlook on life and set personal goals. If you are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, it might be a good time for you to...
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26
Dec

Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sober

Whether you are in recovery, new to sobriety, or have years of sober living under your belt, New Year’s Eve may be a difficult time to maintain your sobriety. It’s a time, for many, of excess–of partying, drinking, getting high. Can you enjoy New Year’s celebrations when you’re trying to remain clean and sober? We...
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20
Dec

Seven Ways to Avoid Relapse During the Holidays

Holiday Stress The holidays can be a festive and heartwarming time of year. For many people, holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations with friends are times to eat, drink, and be merry. But the holidays can also be a very lonely and depressing time for those who have no place to go. Both situations can...
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12
Dec

Addiction Affects Everyone – Even Senior Citizens

Substance abuse and addiction is a growing problem among the elderly (adults aged 60 and over). Senior citizens are becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs at alarming rates. In fact, senior addiction is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. A Hidden Epidemic An article published by the University of Buffalo...
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20
Nov

7 Signs It’s Time for an Intervention

An intervention is an opportunity for family to show love and support to someone in desperate need. Often thought of as a last-ditch effort to get a person with an addiction help, interventions can be life changing when appropriately planned. Does your loved one need this type of support? It can be hard to come...
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13
Nov

Ecotherapy for Recovery

Spending time in nature is a wonderful way to relax. It can make you feel peaceful and calm. When being outdoors in nature is used as a form of therapy for individuals that have a substance use disorder, it is known as ecotherapy. Ecotherapy Explained Ecotherapy is a type of holistic therapy. The basic tenet...
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29
Oct

SMART Recovery – An Alternative to 12-Step Programs

You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but one alternative to these 12-step programs is gaining in popularity. About SMART Recovery SMART Recovery, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, provides an option for those who aren’t comfortable with the religious or spiritual aspects of traditional 12-step programs. Based on scientific...
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21
Oct

The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

As more states legalize the use of marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that the drug has both short- and long-term effects on the human brain. Marijuana and Its Chemical Compound – THC Marijuana goes by many different names: pot, weed, 420, grass, herb, Aunt Mary, black gold, Mary Jane, and magic smoke...
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14
Oct

Addiction Recovery and The Family Medical Leave Act

Many people know they have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and know they need help. Sadly, many people won’t seek addiction treatment for fear of losing their jobs. They worry they could be fired if they take the time they need to go to a recovery treatment center. What they might not know is...
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