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November 8, 2019

How to Practice Gratitude in Recovery 

Have you experienced those moments in your recovery where it feels like everything is going wrong? On the other hand, have you experienced moments where it feels like you are exactly where you are supposed to be? In all of these moments of recovery, the ups, and the downs, there should be one constant carried … Continued

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October 18, 2019

What is a Higher Power and How do You Find It

One of the biggest hurdles for newly sober addicts and alcoholics just leaving inpatient treatment is grasping and developing their own conception of a Higher Power. Many of us come from situations or families where we have been handed an image of what that Higher Power should look like, and let’s be honest, it rubs … Continued

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October 4, 2019

How to Deal with Depression in Sobriety

When we finally put the plug in the jug, or the cap on the rig, or the… bill back in the wallet (?) we never believe that working the 12 steps will free us. We only know the pain and torture that we have felt for so long.  We look around at all of the … Continued

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September 20, 2019

What Are the Differences Between NA and AA?

When I first tried getting sober, I knew I liked to drink, but more often than not, powders won out. Drinking had become more of a side option that I used to control, slow down, or use it as a time-waster until I was able to get my drugs of choice.  Because of this, I … Continued

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September 6, 2019

How to Become a Part of Alcoholics Anonymous

When people asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, chances are “a member of alcoholics anonymous” was never any child’s response. Personally, I wanted to be a doctor… and a circus clown.  During our addictions, the last thing we ever want is to become a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, yet, here … Continued

August 23, 2019

Colorado Expands Lawsuit Against Maker of Oxycontin

Over the last few years, several American states have filed lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies for the unlawful and immoral methods of selling opioid pain medications. Colorado has long since been one of the states taking action against Big Pharma, with its targets set specifically on Purdue, the company who created Oxycontin.  In a recent … Continued

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August 9, 2019

The Role of Sober Living in Recovery

Back in the early days of this whole recovery world we now find ourselves in, drunks and addicts pretty much had one option, sober up in the clink, and then go back home. If they were unsuccessful in their first few attempts, they would be locked up in an asylum and labeled insane.  Today, we … Continued

July 22, 2019

Death Rates of Pregnant Colorado Women are Climbing Due To Substance Abuse

America has long since been known to be one of the world’s leaders in the healthcare industry. Despite the insane costs of healthcare and health insurance, we are known to be a country that fuels innovation, finds new answers, and saves lives. Birth rates in the US have long been backed by healthy statistics and … Continued

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July 5, 2019

Dealing with an Addict in Denial 

One of the most incapacitating aspects about watching a close friend or loved one struggle with addiction, is watching them destroy themselves, and often be unaware of the problem. It is extremely common for alcoholics and addicts to deny that the one thing that brings them the most pleasure, is also causing them the most … Continued

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June 24, 2019

The Danger of Using Alcohol and Xanax

Out of all of the concoctions and cocktails of drugs that people choose to mix, Xanax and Alcohol are probably one of the worst ones. Looking back at a majority of the celebrity overdose deaths we have seen over the last decade, many of them were attributed to this lethal combination, most likely with a … Continued