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June 20, 2018

What to Do Your First Week Out of Rehab

From the time you were admitted into rehab to finishing your treatment program, you have changed quite a bit. You are probably feeling ready, but very nervous, to start living your new normal. And while you have probably found comfort in your surroundings at rehab, you know it is time to get back to your … Continued

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June 11, 2018

10 Signs You are Enabling an Addict

According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 23.5 million people in the United States required substance abuse treatment that year, however, only 2.5 million of them received it. The remaining 19.5 million people felt like those they did not need treatment. This statistic indicates several different things. For example, it … Continued

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May 15, 2018

5 Tools to Deal with Stress in Sobriety

Stress has served as the root cause of a number of different issues within people’s lives, ranging from poor physical health caused by bad diets and lack of exercise to troublesome mental health caused by lack of self-care. Stress is powerful enough to cause even the most put-together individuals to begin doing things such as … Continued

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May 1, 2018

5 Ways Long-Term Treatment Can Help if you are a Chronic Relapser

The disease of addiction is extremely complex and cyclical. This means that there are often a number of different layers of one’s addiction and the patterns associated with this disease often repeat themselves over and over. In many cases, individuals cannot find their way out of addiction and continuously struggle with using and stopping and … Continued

April 25, 2018

4 Reasons Why Long-Term Treatment May Be Best for You

When an individual is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, he or she is likely behaving in a manner completely inconsistent with his or her normal character. Severe physical and psychological effects related to addiction can cause an individual to put all of his or her efforts into obtaining and consuming dangerous substances rather than focus … Continued

April 25, 2018

What Is Wet Brain and Can It Be Cured?

Alcoholism is one of the most common substance use disorders in the world, as alcohol is not only readily accessible, but its use is also socially accepted throughout many different cultures. While some people are capable of consuming alcohol responsibly, others are not. According to a survey conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use … Continued

April 3, 2018

Colorado Opioid Bill Geared Toward Harm Reduction to Be Voted On

In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared an opioid epidemic in the United States. However, opioid abuse was occurring prior to that announcement, and has increased in popularity ever since. Currently, 2.1 million people are addicted to opioids including prescription painkillers. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), … Continued

March 9, 2018

Colorado County Sues Opioid Makers for Millions

A Colorado county recently sued the nation’s pharmaceutical companies and distributors, blaming them for the states’ growing drug crisis. Huerfano County filed the suit claiming the companies are responsible for the ongoing Colorado opioid epidemic. Located in the southern part of the state, the county’s lawsuit is the first of its kind filed by local … Continued

March 6, 2018

7 Ways to Beat Insomnia in Sobriety

In early recovery, your body is adjusting without drugs and alcohol. Of all the changes your body experiences in recovery, insomnia is one of the most common. Whether its due to cravings, withdrawals or anxiety, insomnia causes lack of sleep. Being tired is a key trigger for relapse, so it is important to get a … Continued

January 19, 2018

Norway To Decriminalize Drugs

It might seem extreme to some, but many countries have been considering decriminalizing drug use. The reason being is that people who receive treatment opposed to punishment are less likely to re-offend, commit a crime, and cost public more money. In Norway, the Parliament just passed a plan to decriminalize drugs. Yes, that means all … Continued