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12-Step Programs: AA and NA

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Programs of Recovery Programs of recovery provide a community and support system for people battling addiction or for those close to them. These programs help keep you accountable in recovery and offer peer support and resources to help you navigate situations that challenge your sobriety. Two of the most well-known programs of recovery are Alcoholics […]

Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdoses in 2018

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Celebrity overdoses have grown in frequency, just showing that fame does not protect people from the disheartening consequences of addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of people every day in the United States alone. In fact, approximately 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12 are addicted. Celebrities Addiction has an endless reach, […]

What Are Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms?

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What are “Benzos”? Benzodiazepines or benzos are a class of medications most commonly used to treat anxiety. Benzodiazepines come in many brand name forms, including but not limited to: Xanax®, Klonopin®, Valium®, and Ativan®. A physical dependence can happen when you use and/or abuse benzodiazepines, resulting in a dangerous withdrawal process. A medical detox is […]

How To Support A Loved One In Addiction Rehab

How To Support A Loved One In Addiction Rehab

When a loved one has entered into an addiction rehab there is much to celebrate. It is the first step in getting better after what is usually a devastating and rapid decline in physical and mental health. For the first time in a while, hope seems to be the prevailing emotion surrounding your loved one’s […]

How to Find The Right Sponsor

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Finding the right sponsor for your recovery doesn’t have to be a challenge. So, you’ve decided to get sober. Bravo to you! You’ve completed detox and treatment. You may now even be in sober living. Perhaps you detoxed at home and started hitting 12-step meetings on your own. Either way, all are amazing accomplishments to […]

Will Relocating Help My Recovery?

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Relocating can be an appealing option in recovery, especially early recovery, but it can also be an unhealthy form of escapism. A change of scenery may seem like the best thing for you when you are discouraged or when recovery is not going the way you had “planned.” The truth, however, is that recovery is […]

5 Things to Look for in a Sober Living Home

5 Things to Look for in a Sober Living Home

Following detox and inpatient treatment, some people choose to continue their recovery at the outpatient level and move into a sober living home or halfway house. Sober Home Environments Sober living homes could be either be a traditional house or apartment-style living residence. What sober homes and oxford houses have in common is providing a […]

What to Know About Dating in Recovery

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Dating in recovery is a personal choice, like most things— however, dating can also be a massive trigger. It is important to understand that romantic relationships can be emotionally triggering, and avoiding triggers is best— especially in early recovery. Be weary of emotional dependence Relationships are, of course, about trust and building an emotional connection, […]

From Alcohol to Adderall: College and Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse is nothing new in college-culture, but college students have started moving from binge drinking to adderall binging. The National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has found that four in five college students drink alcohol. One’s college and university years are generally characterized by underage drinking, sometimes excessive. One report on high-risk drinking […]

9 Questions to Ask a Potential Sponsor

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A sponsor is someone you choose to mentor you through recovery. A sponsor is responsible for guiding you, supporting you, and taking you through the 12 steps. You’ve probably heard the phrase “working the steps” or “working a program,” even if you don’t know too much about addiction treatment or recovery. The steps/program referred to […]