November 2015 - Alcohol Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

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How to Choose Who to Spend the Holidays With

“You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.” This much is true, you cannot choose with whom you share blood. Family, however, are people who care about your well-being, they support you, and they enjoy spending time with you (and visa versa). Whether you have lost family or you have chosen to displace yourself from them, the holidays are always a hard time for those who have braved their lives of addiction…

Ohio Hit Hard by Heroin Crisis

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words, heroin crisis? We bet it’s not the quiet, suburban neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio but for the last five years, this is exactly where a silent epidemic has been brewing. “This is the worst drug epidemic I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Mike DeWine, attorney general of Ohio. “It’s in every single county. It’s in our cities but it’s also in our wealthier suburbs….

The Heartland of Heroin: A Middle American Heroin Epidemic

He was the star quarterback, she was the straight-A student – both with very promising futures. Their parents were both working professionals and as a family they lived a very comfortable life in the upper-middle class suburban neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Though their upbringing set the groundwork for a life of success, the two youth joined the harrowing statistics and lost their lives to the devastating heroin epidemic that is sweeping the heartland state of…

5 Inspirational Quotes on Gratitude in Recovery

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and just in case you are worried about losing touch on what the holiday truly means, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite inspirational recovery quotes to get you into an attitude of gratitude. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for…

Clean Corner: Healthy Sparkling Apple Cider for Thanksgiving

Everyone loves that sweet sparkling apple cider that you can get just about everywhere this time of year, especially during Thanksgiving. You know, the one in the fancy bottle that is just filled to brim with sugar, sugar, and more sugar? It is party season but before you reach for that sleek bottle of alcohol-free sweetness at your next holiday party, give this healthier (and just as tasty) recipe a go. If you want to…

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Sober

For an addict, the holidays are filled with the pressure to be perfect, to look and feel good, and most of all to stay sober. For a sober person in recovery it can be all too easy to either crack under the pressure of the season, or end up depressed because you do not have these things and you are not surrounded by love. This happens to everyone on various levels but for an addict,…

10 Ways to Pay It Forward for World Kindness Day

In honor of World Kindness Day, we wanted to talk about the benefits of doing kind things for others and some easy ways for you to introduce more kindness into your everyday. Treat others as you’d like to be treated. We all grew up with this phrase echoing in our minds and it became the foundation of our elementary social lives but for those who get caught up in the throes of addiction, these eight…

Reestablish Connectedness for National Forget-Me-Not Day

For most people, National Forget-Me-Not Day is just another day, but for those who may be struggling with a solitary life of addiction, it can be the perfect excuse to reach out and help someone through the tough times that are synonymous with drug or alcohol addiction. While most choose to acknowledge the date by remembering those we have lost, we think it’s also important to celebrate by remembering those who are still with us….

4 Books About Addiction Recovery for Book Lovers Day

While there is some disagreement on when Book Lovers Day is to be celebrated, we believe that every day is a good day to pick up a book. Here is a list of inspiring books about addiction for Book Lovers Day. Enjoy! Broken: My story of Addiction and Redemption  By William Cope Moyers A celebrated New York Times Bestseller, Broken is a true-to-life memoir that takes you on a journey through Moyers’ addiction and recovery….

Clean Corner: How to Make a Journal DIY with Writing Prompts

We’ve talked about the benefits of journaling during recovery and so we wanted share with you a journal DIY and some writing prompts to get you started. You write your most prized, intimate memories and thoughts inside – so why not personalize it? These simple notebooks are a breeze to put together and make great little gifts for you or anyone you love. Supplies: 8.5 x 11 white paper (about 7-8 pages per journal) Printed…

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