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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….

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…

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…

How to Survive a Job Loss in Sobriety 18 Oct 2017

How to Survive a Job Loss in Sobriety

Money is something that sustains us all. Some people are driven by it, hoping to collect as much as they can, while others scorn it, believing money to be the root of all that is wrong with society. It is…

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days to Fight National Epidemic 13 Oct 2017

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days to Fight National Epidemic

On September 21st, 2017 CVS announced that it would be expanding its company-wide initiatives on helping to combat the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the United States for the better part of the past 5 years. The company revealed that…

7 Ways to Calm Your Anger in Sobriety 6 Oct 2017

7 Ways to Calm Your Anger in Sobriety

“If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us.”  – Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 66 There is sometimes a misconception that getting sober means that all of your issues…

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too 19 Sep 2017

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too

Throughout history, dogs have served many purposes for human beings, some good and some bad. Dogs have helped us to hunt, they have served as entertainment in horrific dog fighting rings, they have helped us to find missing people, helped…

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict 18 Sep 2017

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict

We addicts have to focus on staying clean and working a program of recovery more than anything else. But this doesn’t mean we can forego our duties and daily responsibilities; life didn’t stop while we were using and it sure…

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution? 18 Sep 2017

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution?

I’m employing the use of sarcasm as usual but seriously, drug-free dorms? Is this a thing? I must be way behind the ball on this one because I wasn’t actually aware that this exists. Since the early 1990s in colleges…

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety 13 Sep 2017

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety

It is universally agreed that practicing self-love is a good thing, yet many people find this a difficult task to actually muster up in their daily life. This statement doesn’t just apply to those individuals in recovery, but actually relates…