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Family Gatherings and Sobriety: How to Avoid Your Triggers

Everyone gets so excited about the upcoming milestones that are celebrated this time of year.  Weddings, graduations, proms, and other occasions where family will gather can be wonderful, except when they aren’t.   And often, they aren’t when the person in recovery shows up.  Whether they mean to or not, family have a way of pushing buttons, bringing up old... [Continue Reading]

Teen Stress: 4 School Factors That Influence Substance Abuse

The teenage years are often depicted as being full of fun and freedom. However, teenagers today are exposed to far more stress than many adults realize, and just going to school exposes teens to situations that can leave them feeling overburdened. Unfortunately, many teens turn to substance abuse as a way to cope with unmanaged stress. This is why parents and educators should be aware of... [Continue Reading]

Men, Women and Addiction: Stats and Facts

Addiction is a disease that affects all of us. Both men and women can battle addiction, but there are gender differences with drug use. These quick facts about drug abuse and addiction among the sexes offer a sobering look at how men and women differ in substance use. Women and Addiction RISKS OF ADDICTION Women suffer more from anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders that... [Continue Reading]

Exercising Your Way To Protection

Well you guessed it, summer is almost here. It’s time to get that body into shape and get those abs showing. We all have our insecurities about our bodies, and if you say you don’t everyone knows you are telling “porkies” Maybe it’s time we all took action and did something about it. We all want that “beach body” that we see in the media on a daily... [Continue Reading]

Therap's role in beating addiction

Dealing with addiction is an ongoing battle for anyone at any stage of the recovery process. When an addiction is at its most destructive a treatment program can be essential for a person to lift themselves off rock-bottom and start forging a new life path but once a person is out the other side, the struggle is far from over. Therapy and counseling are essential components to help an addict... [Continue Reading]

Choosing the Right Body Sample for a Drug Test

Drug use can have an adverse effect on students and working employees. Drug addicts are likely to change jobs frequently than non-substance users. They are also prone to workplace accidents, and are tend to be less productive. Drug users are found to be inconsistent in their daily activities, like toggling between home and work, making a presentation, and other such activities. The government... [Continue Reading]

Ibogaine Treatment: An Alternative Approach to Ending Addiction

Finding the right addiction treatment is vital when it comes to finding lasting freedom. And, just as different as each addiction is, approaches to treating addiction can differ greatly as well. Not every person addicted to drugs or alcohol is going to find the freedom they’re looking for in one specific treatment, which is why it’s imperative that they know all options available. ... [Continue Reading]

US Addiction Services Provide Advice on Sober Living

Have you ever listened to someone refer to a past addiction from which they’ve been clean for a very long period of time? You will rarely hear them say “I am a recovered addict.” Why? Because that is one of the biggest mistakes an addict can make and that is to overestimate the power your drug of choice has over you. What you will hear them say is “I am a recovering... [Continue Reading]

Don’t Let a Mental Health Problem Go Untreated

If you have been in the throes of a mental health issue, do you see a light at the end of the tunnel? Unfortunately, millions of Americans not only deal with mental health issues on a daily basis, but they know of someone (in some cases multiple people) in the same situation. Those situations can range from mild mental health issues to ones putting a person on the edge of death. That said... [Continue Reading]

Put Substance Abuse in the Rearview Mirror

When women are dealing with substance abuse, the outcome will typically go in one of two directions. On the one hand, they will overcome their addiction/s, allowing them to return to the once normal life they knew before drugs entered their lives. On the flip side, they can be beset with years of heartache, both physically and emotionally. When that takes place, the road back may seem too far... [Continue Reading]