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5 Reasons To Get Sober in 2019

5 Reasons To Get Sober in 2019

Anyone who has ever struggled with substance abuse knows how difficult it can be to remain sober. Positive support and expert guidance are necessary to successfully conquer drug addiction. In the most recent Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), it was estimated that almost nine percent of Americans needed help with substance abuse but...

8 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery with National Hobby Month

8 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery with National Hobby Month

Using National Hobby Month to Fight Addiction January is National Hobby Month! Hobbies make you happy. (No really— it’s actual science, but we’ll touch on that in a bit.) I know what you’re thinking— “a made-up calendar holiday no one thinks or cares about.” Touche! But that’s only true if...

Sober Holiday Events in South Florida

Sober Holiday Events in South Florida

The holidays: a time for family, cheer, and giving. For many it’s also among the most stressful, emotionally difficult times of the year. Strained family connections, grief for lost loved ones, feelings of isolation, and other physical and emotional triggers can make it a struggle to get through to the...

Submission: “Growing Up with Prescription Drug Addiction” by Christine F.

Growing up With Prescription Drug Addiction

I grew up with a mother who had a prescription drug addiction. This disorder started when my mother broke her ankle when I was just four years old. Her life went downhill after that, and it affected my life in ways that still haunt me. The Early Years It didn’t...

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

With the prevalence of prescription drug abuse and corresponding fatal overdose rates, it’s time to challenge the way we view and respond to the substance abuse epidemic sweeping the U.S. By correcting misconceptions, banishing stigmas, educating the public, and creating greater access to recovery services, we can work together to...

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Happy Pride Month! Each June we recognize and celebrate love in all its shades, encourage living in one’s truth, and fight back against intolerance and harmful stigmas. Established in 2000 then amended in 2009, Pride Month is intended to be a month long celebration of inclusivity in love. Unfortunately for...

Submission: “Hopeless to Dopeless” by Alicia Mason

Hopeless to Dopeless by Alicia Mason

The following poem is a submission written by Alicia Mason and published with permission from the author.  A hopeless dope fiend, broken down and beat A needle junkie with nothing left in me But guilt, shame, remorse, obsession, self-defeat No longer seeing light in this empty hollow me No longer...

Submission: “Loving an Addict” by Andrea K. Johnson

Submission: “Loving an Addict” by  Andrea K. Johnson

I desperately wish I didn’t know what it was like to love someone with an active drug addiction. But the fact of the matter is that I do. I know what it’s like to be overwrought with fear and hopelessness, to fall asleep terrified of their future, to wake up...

5 Reasons Out-of-State Treament is Best for You

5 Reasons Out-of-State Treament is Best for You

Most people seeking an addiction recovery program do their research in a very specific, restricted area: within about 10 miles of their home. Sometimes that radius can be expanded to include the entirety of the state, but rarely does one consider the broader horizons that out-of-state treatment can provide. This...

Great New Years Resolutions for People in Recovery

Great New Years Resolutions for People in Recovery

We’re nearing the end of 2017 and with it many are taking this time to self-reflect and prepare for the new year.This is also when people typically decide their New Year’s Resolution-  personal goals they aspire to achieve in the coming year. Losing weight, overcoming debt, making career changes, and...