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5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

There’s a lot of misconceptions and hearsay when it comes to addiction recovery. Knowing what lies ahead helps to quell your concerns and allow you to focus on the journey ahead, instead. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, so recognizing that the path will sometimes get bumpy is important....

What Nelsan Ellis’ Alcohol Withdrawal Death Should Teach You

On July 8th, 2017, the world lost a beautiful spirit and phenomenal actor when Nelsan Ellis passed away due to heart failure at only 39 years old. The actor is best remembered by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit show “True Blood” which ran from 2008 to 2014....

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

We’ve touched on the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of an addiction, and the most common combinations of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Understanding how your mental health contributes to substance abuse is key to unraveling the deep-rooted causes of addiction and beginning your healing...

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Woods Back on the Saddle Last month, the media reported Tiger Woods’ run in with authorities when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at 2am in Jupiter, Florida. While many originally assumed he had been drinking and driving, reports confirmed that Woods was under the...

Fill Up on These Foods to Kick Alcohol Cravings

The fourth of July is a day to celebrate independence, fun time, and food! No matter your July fourth plans, you are sure to run into a plethora of food and drinks to get your night started off right. The allure of refreshments can tempt you to grab a beverage...

5 Reasons to Spend This Summer Sober

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer 2017! For many, the sunshine and warmth signals the beginning of party season, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Living your summer through a haze or a series of blackouts may be how you’ve...

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

In the spirit of Migraine Awareness Month, it is important to understand how seemingly harmless medication can affect you. In the United States alone, 37 million people suffer from migraines. With sufferers experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the face or neck, sensitivity to light, and nausea, it is...

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

You may have your mother’s smile and your father’s eyes, but do you also have their addiction? Looking back into your genetics could answer many questions you have about how your addiction started and why your particular substance of choice is your substance of choice. Tracing these issues does not have...

Body Positivity: 4 Ways to Love Your Body Through Recovery

In this world obsessed with obtaining physical perfection, it’s easy to get caught up in impossible beauty standards and the social pressures to meet them. With each new innovation in the plastic surgery industry, it seems like going under the knife is becoming not only more acceptable, but almost expected-...

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Time Injecting Heroin

Life as a heroin addict presents challenges daily. Whether you are living with a substance abuse issue or in recovery, you can probably remember your first time using. It was the beginning of the end for some. For the lucky ones, this moment is a precautionary tale. Using heroine changes...

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