Giving Thanks for Your Recovery Journey

Showing gratitude can speed up your recovery journey. When you have a grateful heart, it’s easier to transform negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. So, give thanks for having the strength and courage to stay sober. With a humble attitude, you can put your trust in a higher power and escape drug or alcohol addiction.

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Family for the Holidays: Support or Trigger?

The holidays come with an unfortunate truth. Each year, 70% of Americans feel stress during the holidays. Of that group, 17% report family dynamics as a trigger, making it the third top stressor during the season.  Continue reading

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What Makes Fentanyl So Lethal?

Fentanyl currently dominates overdose clusters. Over 150 people per day die from synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Unfortunately, those deaths continue to increase due to fentanyl’s unique properties and current distribution. Here is an overview of why fentanyl is so lethal.  Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Recovery During Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month! The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. encourages gratitude, and gratitude offers many benefits–especially if you seek to remain sober during drug or alcohol recovery. Here are the rewards of gratitude and how to cultivate it.  Continue reading

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Lunchtime Drinking: Watch For These Signs

Workplace stress is an unfortunate norm: 40% of workers report their jobs are very or extremely stressful. That leaves some professions at the mercy of lunchtime drinking. Tourism, real estate and law are especially vulnerable to lunchtime drinking affecting recovery or sobriety. Watch for these signs so you can act before your noon-hour drinking becomes problematic.  Continue reading

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THE HORROR THAT KEEPS ME SOBER

Paulo Murillo on Satan whispering in his ear, shadow people and the beauty about being clean and sober 

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Getting a Head Start On Preparing for a Sober Holiday Season

Struggling with an addiction is a hard thing to deal with. As the holidays approach, staying the course and avoiding falling into an addiction habit will be hard. If you are a person that is fighting to keep a sober life, here are some things that will help you avoid falling back into a life of addiction. Continue reading

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8 Ways to Deal with Stress

There are a lot of things in life that can cause you a fair amount of stress. You may have found your car needs expensive repairs, or your boss just gave you a time-sensitive project he needs right away. Whatever the reason for the stress, it will take its toll on your body and have lasting effects that can cause trouble in the future. You do not have to live with stress any longer because there are some things you can do to help lower your stress level.  Continue reading

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No Insurance? How Do You Get the Help You Need?

Wooden little men hanging on rope with pin. Symbol of friendship, help, support and teamwork

Addictions are a serious issue that many people struggle with on a daily basis. If you are a person that struggles with addiction and are wondering where to get help, there are places you can call to start the process. The great thing about getting help is that there are places where you can get help without having to provide your insurance. One of the best ways to find out where to find help with no insurance in your area is to call information for any 12-step hotline or go to any 12-step meeting and ask. Someone will help you with a lead or information on who to call or where to go.

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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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