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Prevention

Prevention is truly the best method to fight addiction. Read on to learn about some of the crucial principles of preventing addiction.

Resiliency & Recovery
2 months ago

Resiliency & Recovery

In this TED Talk, Jennifer Storm shares her personal story of healing from sexual abuse, followed by self-destructive drug and alcohol addiction. Her journey of recovery has resulted in a …
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Recovery Pathways Are Not Always Pathways By Bill White
9 months ago

Recovery Pathways Are Not Always Pathways By Bill White

The addiction recovery experience has been sliced and diced in all manner of categories: secular, spiritual, and religious; natural recovery, peer-assisted, and treatment-assisted; and abstinence-based, moderation-based, and medication-assisted, to name …
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Nancy Carr on ‘Generation Z’ in Recovery
9 months ago

Nancy Carr on ‘Generation Z’ in Recovery

Nancy Carr, author of Last Call shares insights she’s learned from her success with sobriety. She has dedicated her life to recovery after a difficult past with alcohol and drugs. Today, Nancy shares …
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Treating Women In Recovery
9 months ago

Treating Women In Recovery

Increasing studies on gender and addiction call for gender-responsive treatment. In the past year, 1 in 3 women have reported past illicit drug use. One reason that largely compensates for …
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Do you use these excuses? It might be time to get some help.
9 months ago

Do you use these excuses? It might be time to get some help.

We all use excuses from time to time to justify our actions and thoughts. In the realm of addiction, excuses are extremely common. We use these excuses because we either …
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Some Help Beating an Addictive Personality
9 months ago

Some Help Beating an Addictive Personality

In error, some people laugh at the notion of an “addictive personality” associating it with willpower or self-control. But the truth behind having a genetic predisposition toward substance abuse or …
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What to Do Your First Week out of Rehab
9 months ago

What to Do Your First Week out of Rehab

Leaving rehab can often be overwhelming. It’s difficult to know the best methods to maintain your recovery. Here is how we think you should take on the first week to …
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Strengthen Your Recovery By Giving Back
9 months ago

Strengthen Your Recovery By Giving Back

Often while in recovery we feel guilty about our addiction. Volunteering is an amazing way to ignite your purpose by helping others and making a positive impact on the recovery community. …
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Lapse vs. Relapse: What’s the difference?
10 months ago

Lapse vs. Relapse: What’s the difference?

A common misunderstanding in recovery revolves around of the words lapse vs relapse.  A lapse is considered a single episode, and not severely re-initiating of an occurrence of substance use reflecting a …
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A simple way to break a smoking habit
11 months ago

A simple way to break a smoking habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to …
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