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Drug Triggers: What They Are and How to Avoid Them 11 Dec 2017

Drug Triggers: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

“But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea won out….

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction? 5 Dec 2017

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction?

Many people associate low socioeconomic neighborhoods with drugs, and there is certainly some degree of accuracy to this notion, but who is actually buying these drugs? A drug habit is a full-time job, and you don’t get paid. In fact,…

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom 30 Nov 2017

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom

What was once hailed the “miracle cure” for heroin and opioid addiction has now been deemed a “potential killer” by the FDA. Kratom is an herbal supplement that has begun to make some pretty serious waves over the last few…

Does Music Glorify Drug Abuse? 24 Nov 2017

Does Music Glorify Drug Abuse?

Ah music, the great relator, the universally spoken language. Music has been probably the most beautiful thing, in my own opinion, to come from all of humanity. However, over the last… say, five decades, the evolution of music has branched…

Kratom; Deadly Drug, or Potential Cure? 21 Nov 2017

Kratom; Deadly Drug, or Potential Cure?

When I got clean in Florida, I always heard rumblings here and there about a drug sold over the counter in small newsstands that serves as a wonderful substitute for heroin or prescription opioids. This was commonly discussed in rehab…

What to Expect When you Stage an Intervention on a Loved One 13 Nov 2017

What to Expect When you Stage an Intervention on a Loved One

Watching a loved one go through addiction or substance abuse can be a very stressful and heart-wrenching endeavor for any family. Luckily, with the rise of more dangerous drugs and higher numbers of addiction rates, there are individuals and teams…

Opioid Users Have More Post-Surgical Complications 6 Nov 2017

Opioid Users Have More Post-Surgical Complications

New research suggests that people who use opioids before elective surgery struggle with a variety of post-operative issues; longer hospital stays and a higher chance of needing follow-up care in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, not to mention increased costs…

Addiction in the Family Business 6 Nov 2017

Addiction in the Family Business

Drug abuse and addiction in any business is messy, complicated and destructive. But nowhere is it more destructive than in a family business. Sometimes your biggest competitor as a family business is your labor-force i.e. your family members. This is…

How Journaling Can Benefit Your Sobriety 3 Nov 2017

How Journaling Can Benefit Your Sobriety

I don’t know about you, but in my early recovery, it sometimes felt like I had an entirely separate person living inside my head. They would fill my thoughts with horrible images from my past, or notions that I would…

What Happens During Alcohol Withdrawal 3 Nov 2017

What Happens During Alcohol Withdrawal

We have all heard it at meetings, drinking alcohol used to be fun. It starts out for everyone as something that could make us feel confident, funny, coordinated, and sexy. What happens for those of us who are real alcoholics,…

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