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  • Life Beyond Addiction - It’s common to hear stories about celebrities and public figures falling into substance abuse and addictions. But the stories that really impact us – the stories we should care more about – are the stories of recovery. And while the dangers of addiction and substance abuse is very necessary to stay aware of, it’s important Continue Reading
  • Pop Culture’s Responsibility for Displaying Addiction and Substance Abuse - From music to fashion modeling trends, much of pop culture glamorizes substance abuse and addiction, often by drawing a seemingly necessary correlation between substance abuse and fame and success. This kind of portrayal not only leaves a misguided impression on people who might enter an addiction, but it’s also harmful to the addicts and loved Continue Reading
  • Caffeine Overdose is No Joke - We like to joke, post, and wear t-shirts about being a “coffee addict,” or having “caffeine withdrawals,” but according to expert medical sources, it’s a real and very dangerous thing. Most people know that caffeine is a stimulant that causes various effects on consumers, notoriously causing feelings of alertness by making brain-body messages travel faster. Continue Reading
  • How Employers Can Change the Problems of Addiction in the Workplace - Alcohol and drug use addictions in the workplace are wreaking havoc on American companies. Studies show that 20 million workers across the U.S. have reported alcohol-related impairment at work at least once in the past year. Drug abuse and addiction cost American companies $81 billion every year, with 1 in 25 Americans testing positive for Continue Reading
  • Addiction Intervention – Tips for Success - Recent studies show that 1 in 10 Americans struggles with substance abuse. Many of us know someone who is caught in the trap of addiction. And most of us feel powerless to help. But not only are there effective ways to help, helping is crucial. The courage and compassion to intervene could mean everything and Continue Reading
  • Avoid Addiction Relapses by Avoiding Triggers - If you are recovering from addiction, it’s essential to remember that you avoid the situations and mindsets that trigger relapses. A successful recovery happens when you fight triggers by understanding and avoiding them. While everyone’s situation differs, research reveals some common relapse triggers that are helpful to recognize. HALT (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) – Remember Continue Reading
  • Nutrition and Recovery - The path to good health starts with a balanced diet. This is something we’ve all become familiar with since learning about the food pyramid in our school days. Yet when people think of the steps towards recovery, the prospect of maintaining a balanced diet is the furthest thing from their minds. The reality is that Continue Reading
  • Veteran Recovery - As we head into the summer months, you may find yourself planning outdoor activities and get-togethers with friends, but it’s important to take the time to acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women in our armed forces as well. Our courageous men and women in uniform, while symbols of strength and dedication, are also Continue Reading
  • Opioid Overdose Crisis - The issue of opioid addiction is a topic that has been gaining more attention in the media recently and with good reason. With the steady rise in cases of opioid abuse and dependency, the gravity of this situation has become one that is impossible to ignore. While heroin has been the cause of its own Continue Reading
  • What are Warning signs that your loved one needs rehab - Living with a loved one who has an issue with substance abuse can be draining, but sometimes that "inconvenient habit" can turn dangerous. When your loved one's addiction starts to get out of hand it can be worrying, but it's important to take a step back and assess the situation carefully prior to acting. There Continue Reading

 

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