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10 Fun and Sober Things To Do For Halloween

I was in a store the other day and I noticed that Halloween costumes were already put out on the shelf. In full disclosure, as a kid, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, behind Christmas of course, and so seeing the costumes brought back fond memories of walking through the cool October night, going door to door to get as much candy as my pillow case could handle. This year will be the…

How to Find the Best Addiction Recovery Resources

If someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you’ve probably spent a good deal of time researching treatment options and looking for information on addiction recovery resources. Finding the right treatment and recovery programs for your loved one’s individual needs can be a difficult task; however, many addiction recovery resources are available to help you through the process. Understanding Addiction Recovery According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…

Substance Abuse Vs Drug Addiction: How to Tell the Difference

Most people use the terms substance abuse and drug addiction interchangeably. Although both can adversely affect your life, they are not synonymous. Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using any substance, including alcohol, that leads to significant problems or distress. Those who abuse drugs and alcohol still have control over their lives. Drug addiction, also called substance dependence or chemical dependency,…

10 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

The “Snapple Lady” reveals battle with cocaine addiction, Mental Illness Awareness Week, and reasons why being sober is totally the new black all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. Wendy Kaufman, better known as “The Snapple Lady” opened up this week on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” about her struggle with cocaine addiction. She said her position with the company became so much more than a job – it became her lifeline to staying…

Effects of Substance Abuse on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

It’s generally well known that substance abuse can ruin your life. But are you aware of what it can do to your body? Drugs are chemicals. Different drugs, because of their chemical structures, can affect the body in different ways. In fact, some drugs can even change a person’s body and brain in ways that last long after the person has stopped taking drugs, maybe even permanently. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) points…

7 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

An alcohol insta-experience gone right, Michele Obama talks about mental health, and a #RecoveryMonth shoutout from Forbes Magazine all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. We talked last week about Seattle implementing supervised injection clinics and now NYC might be next in line to try out a similar experiment. New York City city council has allocated $100,000 to a 9-month long study to decide whether it will make sense to launch the program…

What You Need to Know About Inpatient Drug Rehab

From inpatient drug rehab programs to intensive outpatient treatment programs, individuals can choose substance dependency therapies that can complement their lives and needs. Ideally, it’s best to meet with an addiction specialist at a rehab facility in order to discuss the nature of your addiction. This specialist can recommend a customized treatment plan that suits your specific needs and overall health. Both inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab treatment plans can generate positive results;…

Where Trump and Clinton Stand on the Heroin Epidemic

In light of the upcoming presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit where each of the candidates stand on the issue of the heroin epidemic. As you may or may not have heard by now, the heroin drug use in the U.S. has grown dramatically in the last few years. According to the UN’s “World Drug Report 2016,” heroin users have grown to about…

How to Recognize the Role Family Plays in Addiction

As we engage in a process of drug addiction recovery, it’s important to consider what our role is within the family dynamic. An individual’s role within a family dynamic allows for a better understanding of how each individual within the family system develops their understanding of life and their ability to make choices. At the Guiding Hearts with Hope’s 2014 Annual Community Recovery and Wellness Conference, Virginia Satir, Claudia Black and Sharon Wegcheider explained how…

What to Expect When You Start Drug Addiction Rehab

Entering drug addiction rehab can be a terrifying experience for many. You might be wondering what you can expect during the process of starting addiction treatment so here, we’ve included a step-by-step guide to how it generally works. Drug addiction rehab centers have a wide array of treatment options at their disposal. A comprehensive selection of viable treatments allows addiction specialists to recommend customized treatment plans that are ideal for each person seeking recovery. Everyone…

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