Dealing with Depression on Valentine’s Day

Dealing with Depression on Valentine’s Day

It’s close to Valentine’s Day and the stores are filled with heart-shaped boxed chocolates, flowers, stuffed animals and racks of Valentine’s Day cards. Valentine’s Day has become another huge marketing event in the U.S. that celebrates romantic love. But love doesn’t just...
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02/12 2016
What Does Addiction Look Like?

What Does Addiction Look Like?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol will change the behavior of an individual in many ways. Some changes will be very obvious, while others will not be as noticeable. If you suspect a loved one of having a drug or alcohol addiction, there...
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02/11 2016
Sober For Mardi Gras

Sober For Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras Carnival begins on Tuesday, February 9th and ends on “Fat Tuesday”, the day before Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent. Celebrated with parades, floats, music, picnics, and people dressed in costumes and masks, Mardi Gras is a...
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02/09 2016
February is Marijuana Awareness Month

February is Marijuana Awareness Month

February is Marijuana Awareness Month, and the drug is still a controversial subject of much debate. Getting the facts about the drug is essential to making the right decisions regarding its use. Marijuana Awareness Month is focused on increasing awareness about cannabis...
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02/02 2016
10 Things to Avoid While in Rehab

10 Things to Avoid While in Rehab

Choosing the right rehab facility for addiction recovery is very important. Familiarizing yourself with what to expect while in rehab will help make the process go easier. You should also be made aware of what part you play in your recovery process....
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01/29 2016
Maintaining Structure in Early Recovery

Maintaining Structure in Early Recovery

You have completed detox and withdrawal from your addiction. You attended the psychological therapy sessions both individually and within a group. You even tried a few alternative therapies and loved the experience. Life in the rehab facility had structure, and it was...
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01/22 2016
Keeping a Journal in Addiction Recovery

Keeping a Journal in Addiction Recovery

Journaling has been shown to be an effective tool in the recovery of drug and alcohol addiction. It serves as a form of therapy, and it is inexpensive to do. Keeping a journal is addiction recovery helps to reduce stress, improve mental health...
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01/21 2016
January is Self-Help Group Awareness Month

January is Self-Help Group Awareness Month

January represents a time of new beginnings for many people, including those recovering from addiction.  This January is also Self-Help Group Awareness Month. For many people in addiction recovery and their loved ones, connecting with support groups that enhance self-awareness and self-esteem,...
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01/19 2016