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International Overdose Awareness Day: Helping to Save Lives

Recoveryas.com will join dozens of organizations in the U.S. and abroad participating in the 2016 International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31. The day honors and remembers those who have lost their lives to an overdose. About International Overdose Awareness Day Wearing silver on International Overdose Day can signify the passing of someone held dear and sends out a message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. It also acknowledges the grief felt…

How to End Your Alcohol Addiction and Get Healthy Again

Alcohol addiction can lead to major health problems. Some of them, such as cirrhosis, can be deadly. In fact, an alcohol-related death is the third-most preventable type of death in America. While that’s dire news, there is also a positive message there—many alcohol-related deaths can be prevented. By overcoming your addiction to alcohol, you can safeguard your health and ward off conditions that could become life threatening if you continue to abuse it. The key…

Kroger Makes Naloxone Available Without Prescription

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury deaths in the U.S. at nearly 44,000 per year, or five deaths per hour. These deaths have more than doubled in the past 14 years, and half of them are related to prescription drugs (22,000 per year). The drug problem in the US has reached epidemic proportions. It discriminates against no one and touches the lives of so many people in each and every state. States like…

8 Inspirational Quotes from Sober Stick Figure by Amber Tozer

Addiction is a tough thing to write about and even more tough to make light of. Few people have been brave enough to try to venture into the uncharted territory of finding the funny within drunken escapades and even fewer people have succeeded without disrespecting sobriety or recovery. When Tig Notaro did her bit about breast cancer, the way she brought humor to grief-filled experiences was revolutionary, and now the addiction recovery world has a…

How to Prevent a Drug Overdose and What To Do When It Happens

Do you know what a drug overdose might look like? How about what actions you should take in the event that someone you know and love is experiencing an overdose? Overdose is always a risk with people who suffer from substance use disorders and the tips below should help you to know the steps to take in case it happens to a loved one. How Does Someone Overdose? An overdose happens when a person takes…

What is Naloxone and In Which States Can You Get It?

Countless lives have been lost in recent years due to the opioid epidemic but with the help of Naloxone, an overdose reversal drug, the tide may be turning. In recent years, the world has lost the lives of notable celebrities such as Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joan Rivers, and most recently, rock legend Prince. Not to mention, the 28,000 lives that were claimed by heroin or prescription opioid overdoses in 2014, the most recent year that…

The Toughest Thing I Learned in Addiction Recovery

One of the most difficult things that a person can learn to do in life, and addiction recovery, is to set boundaries. Whether this is at work, with friends, or with families, the act of setting healthy boundaries can sometimes feel like the end of the world, or at least I know that is how it felt for me. Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery For many years I allowed others to dictate the boundaries of…

Recovery Stories: Tawny From Sobrietea Party

As our first installment of our Recovery Stories series, we talk with Tawny from Sobrietea Party about her decision to choose sobriety, how it changed her life and relationships, and how it ultimately lead her down a path of self-discovery she would never have imagined.   How long have you been in recovery/sober? I’ve been sober since November 30th, 2015. About a month later, I started digging into the recovery side of sobriety. When you…

Four Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Rehab Treatment Center

From long-term residential care to spiritually based programs, there are more than 14,500 specialized rehab treatment centers in America that provide treatment of all kinds. While some may or may not be proven to work better than others, there are a few things that should be present in the structure of any  rehab treatment center. What kinds of accreditation does the rehab treatment center hold? If a rehab center is accredited, you know they mean business. There…

5 Ways to Find Drug Addiction Help for a Friend

Witnessing one of your dearest friends in need of drug addiction help isn’t easy. Real friends are there for you no matter how good or bad your life is. In fact, it’s when things turn bad that you’re able to see who your true friends are and who is there to support you no matter what. But you have been there, you’re still there, providing all the drug addiction help you can. 5 Ways to…

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