May 2019
how to tell friends you're sober

How to Tell Friends You’re Sober in 4 Steps

So you made a decision to stop drinking and/or using drugs. Now, you’re in in a recovery program or maybe you’re still researching your treatment options. Either way, congratulations! Taking those steps is the hardest part, but there are other challenges ahead, including how to tell friends you’re sober.  Let’s look at what you can...
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how to fight Adderall addiction

How to Fight Adderall Addiction

In 2016, The New York Times Magazine gave millennials a new nickname: Generation Adderall. Since its release in 1996, doctors have prescribed the drug to millions of people—oftentimes children. While prescription drugs can help us manage an assortment of health concerns, it’s crucial that we know their risks, including the risk of addiction. If you...
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addiction recovery apps

Top 5 Addiction Recovery Apps for Relapse Prevention

Finding consistent and reliable continuing care after leaving rehab can be a challenge. Once you leave treatment, you may feel that finding helpful resources are a challenge. However, addiction recovery apps may be the answer to relapse prevention. With an overwhelming number of Americans having access to smartphones, finding the best app to help with...
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women and men in addiction recovery

15 Facts About Women and Men in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is an epidemic that can affect anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or status. But while it haunts all facets of society, there are specific and well-documented differences between women and men in addiction recovery.  If you have a loved one who is battling addiction, it’s a good idea to understand how the...
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how to plan a sober summer

How to Plan a Sober Summer in 6 Steps

The temperatures are high, and there’s not a cloud in the sky. The summer months are upon us, and its delightful weather brings invites to pool parties, lazy days at the beach, adventures at amusement parks and more. But these events can also bring temptations to use drugs and alcohol. Don’t worry: we’ve got 6...
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domestic violence and addiction

Exploring the Connection Between Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic violence and addiction are undeniably connected. Nearly in 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe violence from an intimate partner during their lives.  In so many of these cases, substance abuse plays a driving role in the abusive behavior. Often times, this creates a downward spiral of more emotional...
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link between mental health and addiction

Understanding the Link Between Mental Health and Addiction

Most people struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. May is Mental Health Month, the ideal time to bring awareness to our struggles and to seeking treatment. It’s also an ideal time to explore the link between mental health and addiction. Mental health and addiction 101 Co-occurring mental health and substance...
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what to expect your first year of sobriety

Here’s What to Expect in Your First Year of Sobriety

As you transition from a life of substance abuse to one of recovery, many things will happen. It’s a lot like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. You will face many challenges, but it’s important to keep pushing forward and to learn how to live in sobriety. To begin this process, let’s...
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