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5 Authentic Ways I Stay Motivated in My Addiction Recovery

There have been times in my sobriety when I have found it difficult to muster up the willingness necessary to do what was expected of me. This may mean that I start to slack on my meetings, I don’t call my sponsor or support group as much, or I start to place other things in my life above my sobriety. Regardless of where my motivation is lacking the result is usually me being discontent until…

Seeking Help: Choosing an Addiction Treatment Program

If you think you (or someone you care about) need help with either drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important to know what your addiction treatment options are. Start with this short yet helpful guide on what you need to know before you choose an addiction treatment program. Anyone can become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Fortunately, scientific advances have helped us better understand the impact of these substances on the brain’s chemistry, and research has…

How One NJ Cop is Busting the Stigma of Addiction

The lack of addiction education in our country at the moment is startling and with everyone quick to give their opinion on the controversial subject that addiction has been in the past year, it’s more important than ever before that we educate the general public on what addiction really is and what we can do to help. It’s something that Officer Thomas McWain of the West Deptford Township Police Department has decided to take into…

Party Safe and Sober with Party.0

Drinking alcohol or experimenting with drugs has become synonymous with the higher education experience. In fact, 60 percent of college students between the ages 18 and 22 stated that they drank in the past 30 days, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It’s been almost like a right of passage for decades now and it’s something that Jake White of Party.0 plans to change. We had the chance to catch up…

Alcohol Addiction and the Path To Treatment and Recovery

Alcohol addiction, or alcohol dependence, is a disorder in which an individual is addicted to alcohol either physically or mentally, and continues to use alcohol despite their own dysfunction and the negative consequences of their drinking. It’s not always obvious to those who are drinking that they have crossed a line from being moderate social drinkers to becoming problem drinkers. Substance abuse experts at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NCADD, make a…

Exploring the Links Between 9/11, PTSD, and Addiction

If you look up the death count for the 9/11 tragedy, you’ll find that close to 3,000 people were killed. If you look a little closer, you’ll realize that it’s not that simple. The impact of the events that occurred that day had a ripple effect that still affects many people to this day. Following any traumatic event, some survivors are plagued with mental health problems that sometimes end in death. When it comes to…

Signs of Alcoholism: How to Know You Need Help

Drinking alcoholic beverages is a socially acceptable practice, so it’s no wonder that many people may not be aware when they themselves or a loved one crosses the line that divides moderate drinking from alcoholism. Yet there are signs of alcoholism that are unmistakable. Alcoholics generally exhibit telltale characteristics that should not be ignored as alcohol abuse can lead to a powerful addiction. Understanding Alcohol Addiction Many people may not completely understand the disease of…

Cincinnati Public Health Crisis: 174 Overdoses in 6 Days

Deaths from heroin have more than doubled within the past five years. All across the United States, towns are being hit increasingly hard with unprecedented levels of overdoses. The heroin epidemic is unlike anything people have seen. Cincinnati was hit especially hard over the past week, with the county seeing a massive 174 overdoses in 6 days. Thanks to quick responses, good supplies, and good training for emergency personnel, there were only three deaths. As…

Batman Heroin Causes Rush of Overdoses in New Jersey

After a string of high-profile overdoses in Ohio and West Virginia, New Jersey has felt the cold hands of the heroin epidemic again, thanks to what people are calling Batman heroin. Dozens of overdoses were reported over the past week, adding to an already inflated triple-digit number for the past couple of weeks. Heroin has caused hundreds of overdoses within the last month, some of them fatal. Fortunately, responders generally have access to the antidote…

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…

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