Balance in Recovery

Balance in Recovery

Discovering and incorporating balance in life after addiction will be a huge change. What does “balance” entail?, you ask? Well, it incorporates several qualities – like maintaining control, remaining composed, becoming someone who makes healthy choices and spends time with loved ones...
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07/14 2016
Crystal Meth: The New Crack Cocaine?

Crystal Meth: The New Crack Cocaine?

Crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth, is a white, crystalline stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system. The drug is highly addictive and is classified as a Schedule II narcotic by the U.S. government. Crystal Meth creates feelings of euphoria,...
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07/07 2016
Mother-Daughter Addict Relationship

Mother-Daughter Addict Relationship

Addiction to drugs and alcohol cause many problems for both the addict and the addict’s family. The famil dynyamic changes and becomes distorted when addiction rules the thoughts and behavior of family members. Saddest of all is the effect of addiction on innocent...
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06/29 2016
Father-Daughter Addict Relationship

Father-Daughter Addict Relationship

The relationship that a daughter has with her father has a profound impact on her. The father-daughter relationship determines the thoughts, feelings and identity that a daughter may establish regarding future relationships with other men. How the father interacts with the daughter affects...
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06/28 2016
Naloxone: The Anti-Overdose Drug

Naloxone: The Anti-Overdose Drug

“May you live all the days of your life.” -Jonathan Swift Recently, the medicine has been getting a good amount of attention. This is because doctors say naloxone: the anti-overdose drug, can reverse the effects of an overdose of heroin or other...
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06/03 2016
Self Love in Sobriety

Self Love in Sobriety

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown The healing process of sobriety and getting clean begins with loving yourself first. For a person to break the addiction cycle, he or she has...
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06/02 2016
What is the drug, W-18?

What is the drug, W-18?

A new drug hitting the streets of America has been dubbed the deadliest drug trend since the 1980’s. The attributes of the drug known as W-18 is off the charts.  To begin with, it is considered to be 10,000 times more potent...
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05/27 2016
Narcissism and Recovery

Narcissism and Recovery

Narcissism, as it relates to addiction, presents a problem for the individual and society as a whole.  By definition, narcissistic behavior includes being overtly preoccupied with the satisfaction of self. This in essence, also describes the compulsive need to satisfy drug cravings....
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05/20 2016
Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Drug addiction can steal your freedom, your confidence and your focus.  Trapped in the perpetual cycle of getting and using drugs, its natural to relinquish your autonomy to choose how you live your life.  There is usually plenty of help available for...
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05/16 2016
Symptoms of High-Functioning Alcoholics

Symptoms of High-Functioning Alcoholics

Many people that meet the criteria for alcoholism can function so effectively that they stay under the radar for years. High functioning alcoholics can be anyone; a parent, teacher, employer, efficient co-worker, grandparents or even your teenage son or daughter.  Although there...
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04/29 2016