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Is Workaholism an Addiction?

by Leslie, April 13, 2017

We all know someone who works to hard, whether it be a close family member, a friend, or a coworker. Sometimes, that person is us. The drive to accomplish things, become successful, or be recognized for our efforts can sometimes be overwhelming and control our entire lives. However, similar to … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Attributes of a Good Rehab Center

by Leslie, April 12, 2017

One of the most difficult parts about recovery, and one of things that keeps people from getting treatment in the first place, is deciding on where to go for rehab. With a seemingly never-ending supply of rehab centers all promising effective treatment and incredible results, it can be daunting to … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect

by Leslie, April 11, 2017

We often think of addiction as an isolated experience. When we hear “addiction,” we imagine someone sitting alone at a bar drinking a beer, or at home in a dark room doing drugs. While sometimes this is indeed the case, very rarely is addiction a solitary experience. Addiction, while only … Continue reading

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How An Online Community Can Help You Recover From Alcoholism

by Leslie, April 10, 2017

  In our modern era, there are a wide variety of tools out there to help you get sober. Some people choose rehab, 12 step programs, or alternative non 12 step programs, and that’s just a few of the many options you have to choose from when deciding how you … Continue reading

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

by Leslie, April 7, 2017

As well as being sexual assault awareness month in the United States, it’s also alcohol awareness month. Due to the legality of alcohol, it’s easy to overlook all the problems it causes. While a small amount of alcohol isn’t a terrible thing, many find it difficult to stop there. Luckily, … Continue reading

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How to Handle Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

by Leslie, April 6, 2017

There are many things that make drugs, alcohol, relapse, and even addiction itself seem tempting. However, arguably one of the biggest risk factors for those in recovery is stress. It’s something we all deal with, but not everyone handles it the same way. In fact, for those who once were … Continue reading

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How Gender Makes a Difference in Recovery

by Leslie, April 5, 2017

It’s true that no two addictions are the same. Every drug is different in the highs, lows, and side effects they produce. The same can be said for people. No two individuals will handle addiction in an identical manner. However, the most effective way to treat addiction is to get … Continue reading

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Using Fame to Shift the Perception of Addiction

by Leslie, April 4, 2017

Recently, we spoke about how laws can influence how we perceive addiction. It’s not hard to see how culturally established ideas of right and wrong can sway our opinion on something as complex and murky as addiction. However are there things that can shift our perception of addiction into something … Continue reading

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How Laws Can Shape The Way We View Addiction

by Leslie, April 3, 2017

How we perceive addiction is greatly shaped by the culture we live in. Movies, music, and pop culture can all influence how we look at addiction and more importantly those who struggle with it. However, it’s more than just the arts that impact how we see addiction. Our laws and … Continue reading

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How to Avoid an Opioid Addiction

by Leslie, March 31, 2017

There’s a reason we’re in the midst of the greatest drug epidemic of all time. Opioids, the dangerous prescription painkiller responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, is the most commonly prescribed pain medication for a number of routine medical conditions and procedures. In fact, in the modern … Continue reading

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