Is Addiction Hereditary?

Drug abuse is a national problem that affects millions of people. New research indicates that addiction may have hereditary links to family members. That means that if a parent or grandparent struggles with an addiction, it is possible that it could affect you.  Continue reading

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Miracles of Recovery!

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How to Experience Everyday Miracles

Miracles have a reputation for being big, grand things; a cure for a terminal illness, winning the lottery, taking a step when you’ve been told you will never walk again. Miracles occur all the time; we have to learn how to recognize them. All it takes is a shift in perspective and realizing that a miracle can be something unexpected and small. Living a sober life in recovery takes a lot of effort and commitment and can be incredibly challenging, so it’s even more important for people in recovery to see and experience miracles regularly to help reinforce maintaining a sober lifestyle.  Continue reading

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Being of Service

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Celebrate National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month! A national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.
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Tips on Dealing with Triggers

Dealing with triggers can be a daily challenge. There are healthy ways you can deal with triggers and the thoughts and feelings that accompany them. Triggers associated with addiction can be internal or external. It’s important to know the difference between the two.   Continue reading

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What To Expect During Withdrawal

Addiction affects everyone involved, not just the individual experiencing the symptoms. Enduring withdrawal will be a challenge regardless of the type of addiction you’re trying to overcome, but it can be done. Here’s what you can expect during withdrawal. Continue reading

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Weekends Offer New Pleasures and Opportunities During Recovery

Recovery is a journey that is ongoing, but along the way, you can enjoy a variety of satisfying moments that help you persevere. Consider the benefits of having a hangover-free weekend and all the opportunities it opens up for your life. Here are just a few of those joyful benefits.  Continue reading

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What Does It Cost To Be an Addict?

There are a lot of things that can affect your lifestyle and health. But of all the things around you, nothing will affect you more than an addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction has a significant cost that must be paid to maintain the addiction. To help you understand the cost of addiction, here are some of the costs that come with addiction. Continue reading

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Surviving Addiction, Inflation and Maybe…a Recession Too!

As most people have already discovered, we as a nation are experiencing inflation and may be on the verge of a potential economic recession. This is a very trying time for everyone, but it can be especially trying for those already struggling with substance abuse. Continue reading

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