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Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery
14
Aug

The Importance of Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery

Proper nutrition is important for a healthy life. If you suffer from a substance use disorder, nutrition is even more vital. It is one of the essential links to a successful and long-term recovery. During periods of addiction, many people develop poor nutritional habits and, in some cases, more severe health problems like eating disorders. In...
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florida to require mental health class
24
Jul

Florida Will Require Mental Health Classes in Public Schools

The Florida State Board of Education recently announced its intention to make a major adaptation to the public school curriculum. The change? Florida will require mental health classes to be incorporated into each school district’s program of study. No doubt the increase in the prevalence of major depressive disorder among teens and young adults is...
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Depression and Substance Abuse
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 350 million people around the world struggle with varying degrees of depression. That’s a lot of people struggling with a treatable disorder. Unfortunately, it’s also estimated that only about half of these people will actually...
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Celebrities in Recovery for addiction
10
Jul

16 Celebrities in Recovery from Addiction

The rich and famous are no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse. The number of celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addictions showcase just how widespread this problem really is. However, the following celebrities in recovery from addiction have been able to heal from substance abuse and lead fulfilling lives. 1. Elton John  Elton John...
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First Responders and Addiction Struggles
21
Jun

First Responders and Addiction Struggles: Why So Common?

Emergency responders are there for us when we need them the most. From car accidents to fires to medical emergencies, they play a pivotal role in ensuring safety. Their heroic efforts are essential, but undergoing so many strenuous situations can be a strain. First responders are constantly exposed to dangerous, life-threatening issues. That stress can...
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faith based addiction recovery
11
Jun

Faith Based Addiction Recovery 101

Testimonies and research continue to show the power of faith based addiction recovery. Perhaps the most famous example is Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program. It integrates faith in God as a key component of successful addiction rehab. Regardless of religious background, sobriety rates are booming. This is often thanks to an effective combination of addiction recovery...
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7 Myths About Rehab
06
Jun

7 Myths About Rehab

If you are considering getting help for your addiction at a rehab and recovery center, you likely have several doubts crossing your mind. There are many misconceptions about who and what treatment and addiction centers are for and whether they are effective for different situations. Let’s decipher between reality and myths about rehab and addiction...
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overcoming shame in recovery
04
Jun

Overcoming Shame in Recovery is Crucial

Feelings of guilt and shame are common in those struggling with addiction. But those feelings may actually sabotage your recovery process. Overcoming shame in recovery – and after recovery – is crucial to defeating a drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction and maintaining lifelong sobriety.  Exploring shame and addiction Guilt and shame will challenge your recovery....
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how to fight Adderall addiction
23
May

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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women and men in addiction recovery
17
May

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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