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6 Things Addicts Have in Common & How to Recognize if You Have a Problem

It doesn’t matter if you “don’t have a problem-” yet. The wee always grow large, and the ignored strike when you least expect them to. Addiction is the symptom of internal unrest- it is not the problem, the problem lies within. Addiction is the expression of this condition, but takes...

Remember the Forgotten: National Homeless Person’s Remembrance Day

With just four days left before Christmas and Hanukkah ending only a week ago, the holiday spirits are high for many people across the country and around the world. Dozens of winter holiday celebrations are in full effect this month, and with them, lessons about community, charity, and clemency. Today,...

Burned Out: What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Smoking Weed

I’ve watched my friends travel down the grassroots from the sidelines. Watching has given me a perspective I’d rather not have- because I watched what was supposed to be a harmless drug tear down those who were already happy, carefree people, into anxiety ridden, demotivated, lonely people. It never mattered...

What No One Tells You About Having Drug Charges on Your Record

“Official White House Photo- Richard Nixon” by U.S. National Archives. Licensed under Public Domain. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, a reaction to the widespread nature of drug use and abuse throughout the previous decade. Young people across the nation were experimenting with drugs as a...

5 Secrets to Staying Sober

Addiction isn’t the problem. Counter intuitive, I know. It’s the raw bits- the maw of addiction, it’s the reason behind the self-medicating that’s the problem. Once you’ve mastered how to respond to stress, anxiety, depression, rage, and so on, you’ll be free to relinquish the bonds your substance of choice...

Why Getting Sober Beats Getting High

One of the hiccups many people face in the deciding to give up their addictions is learning to lead a sober life. When the mind is overcome by a substance abuse disorder, all thought processes are rewritten to prioritize the addiction. Obtaining drugs or alcohol takes priority over food, sleep,...

Universal Human Rights Week

At the beginning of December I outlined the non-traditional observations for the month- one of which was Universal Human Rights Month. In additional to the month-long observation, today is Universal Human Rights Day, which kicks off Human Rights Week! While it may seem like overkill, spreading awareness about the universal...

Throwback Thursday: What Your Grandparents Paid for Weed 40 Years Ago in College

Don’t look away! You know your crazy, hippy-loving parents and grandparents were smoking weed with everyone else. Back then nobody knew what we do today- and in spite of hundreds of hospitalization cases from marijuana and K2 (synthetic marijuana), we’re still in denial about the potency of the green weed....

Preventable Baby Deaths Tied to Addicted Mothers

As part of an ongoing series in partnership with Reuters, NBC News is delving into the tragic and preventable phenomenon of accidental, drug-related infant deaths. Since 2010, 130,000 babies have been born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. More than 130,000 babies have been born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, brought on by...

Recovery Teaches You to Love Again

When you’re enraptured in the feigned love of addiction the longer you stay under, the farther away you fall away from loving yourself and the people around you. Addiction strips our sense of humanity, and places guilt and blame where we once may have felt loved and fulfilled. Everything we...

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