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Avoiding Romantic Relationships in Early Recovery

Why Romantic Relationships May Hinder Your Path to Sobriety   The road to recovery is one that requires focus, time, and determination. During this journey of re-empowering yourself, you must be in the right mindset in order to yield successful results. Despite popular belief, jumping into a romantic relationship may not be good for your […]



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Tips from the Pros on How to Stay Sober this Holiday Season

Merry, Berry, Bright, & Sober  With the holidays just around the corner, many who have taken the path of sobriety are anxiously worrying about how they will refuse temptations and continue saying no. Whether you have chosen to be sober as a personal choice or for health reasons, there are a variety of strategies one […]



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New Study Sheds New Light on Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

A new study, entitled the “Nurse’s Health Study” has correlated a heightened risk for breast cancer in women who regularly consume alcohol. In an observational, longitudinal (1980 to 2008) study involving 105,000 women, nearly 7700 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women who reported consuming three to six alcoholic drinks every week. However, […]



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The importance of staying medication compliant after rehab

Any form of rehabilitation is difficult if the patient doesn’t cooperate with their physician and the prescribed procedures for recovery. This is particularly true for any type of drug or alcohol rehabilitation, where patient cooperation and participation is a critical factor in successful recovery. The relapse rate for drug use after rehabilitation is between 40% […]



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Is Nicotine the #1 Gateway to Illicit Drug Use?

Even with mass health warnings making their ways onto the very labels on the products, cigarette smoking is habit that many refuse to give up. Did you know that your nicotine addiction could be acting as a gateway into the use of illicit drugs? The National Institutes for Health found that over 90% of cocaine […]



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Supporting a Loved One with a Psychological Condition

Living with and supporting someone you love with a psychological condition can be a real challenge. You want to be supportive and promote their recovery, however, you are always worrying that you will say something inappropriate. A psychological condition is an extremely difficult obstacle for many, which is why we have gathered a few ways […]



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Help For Alcoholics in Recovery During The Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, many alcoholics are fearful for what can seem like the least joyous time of the year. The common saying, “Eat, drink, and be merry” seems to keep everyone’s spirits lifted, but knowing how much you have accomplished in the past year in conquering your addiction can leave […]



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How Does the Passing of Prop 47 Affect Addicts?

As debate continues to stir regarding the recent passing of Proposition 47, it has come into question how this will affect the world of treating addiction. Also known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, many Californians are displeased with the passing of this proposition. However, as the war on drugs experiences a significant blow, […]



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The Road to Recovery: Cutting Ties with Negative Influences

The majority of individuals who have undergone addiction treatment or are in need of treatment have experienced the constant pull of a friend who will not allow them to grow. These negative influences in your life may be the reason why you are unable to kick your addiction. While recovery involves the combination of a […]