Staying Sober While Traveling

For those in early recovery, there are many recovery milestones or “firsts” to experience. The first time you travel, for business or pleasure, is one that can be exciting yet equally anxiety provoking. It can also present additional…

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NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE SOBER

How do you navigate the workplace sober? Fear affects all of us to some degree, no matter how outgoing or confident we seem on the outside. Long after substance abuse has crossed from the realm of pleasure into…

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HOW SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPACTS THE FAMILY UNIT

Substance use disorder can cause increased tensions in a family, which often leads to stress and negativity, as well as feelings of instability.  If you make drugs or drinking a priority, you’re putting your family second and it…

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DEFINING ADDICTION

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease defined by a physical and psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. When an addictive disorder has formed, a person will pursue their toxic habits despite putting themselves and others in harm’s…

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NUTRITION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Here is everything you need to know about nutrition and substance abuse. Nutrition and Substance Abuse Alcohol damages the body’s ability to transform nutrients into molecules that the body really needs. Excessive consumption of alcohol can deprive the…

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HOW ALCOHOL AND STRESS ARE RELATED

After a hectic day, it may seem as though there is nothing more relaxing than having a few drinks to help you unwind. However, though it is a little known fact, drinking alcohol can actually make you feel…

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HOW TO IDENTIFY ALCOHOL ABUSE WITHIN YOURSELF

Thanks to social media, popular culture, and personal experiences, many people know what the typical signs of alcohol abuse within friends, family, and peers look like. However, it’s always a different perspective when you’re on the outside looking…

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HOW ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS ARE RELATED

The American Psychiatric Association defines mental illness as “health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion, or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities.”  Anyone…

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THE MOST POPULAR DRUGS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

Aside from studying and planning for the future, college is undoubtedly about partying and testing your limits for many students. Many of the students who did not drink during high school will take their first sip while in…

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