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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…

4 People Share Their Best Addiction Recovery Advice

In order to continue my sobriety I have had to find ways to motivate myself, even when I don’t feel like doing any of the things that I have to. – Rose Lockinger Rose Lockinger Guest Blogger for Recoveryas.com Staying motivated has really become the name of the game for me now that I have been sober for a little while. Or as a friend put it staying sober long-term is really a battle against…

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…

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…

5 Things I’ve Learned From Working in Addiction Treatment

I spend 40 hours a week reading, writing, and producing content for addiction treatment facilities. I’ve been doing it for almost a year and I love it but to say it was an unexpected turn in my career would be a huge understatement. I started my writing career in the fashion and lifestyle realm of the internet, first writing about fashion designers and shows eventually leading me to lifestyle topics like eco-fashion, consumerism,  sustainability, as…

Recovery Stories: Kelly Fitzgerald of Sober Senorita

Kelly Fitzgerald’s story starts out like many others who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. She grew up in a small town, graduated with not one, but two undergraduate degrees, and had four successful seasons of soccer – all while honing her drinking skills. Her story is proof that anyone can be addicted at some point. Now, just over three years sober, she shares her stories and thoughts on sobriety on her blog, The Sober…

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…

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…

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