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7 11, 2017

A Grief and Loss Handbook for Those in Recovery

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Death: A Sobering Experience All Dan could hear was the humming and beeping of the machines his father was hooked to. Machines breathing for him, cleaning the blood that his failing kidneys no longer could. He had recently made the decision that his father was past the point of no return. Soon the machines

1 10, 2017

List of Four Commonly Abused Drugs and Why They Are Addictive

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Four of the most commonly abused drugs are prescription opiates, heroin, cocaine, and meth.  Here’s what you should know about these substances right off the bat: Millions of people around the world are hooked on one of these drugs right this minute, suffering from the disease of addiction. It’s a global phenomenon. Of all

16 09, 2017

How to Finally Stop the Cycle of Abuse

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Physical abuse occurs every 20 minutes in the US by an intimate partner. Every year, more than 10 million men and women experience emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and more. That’s 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. During the cycle of abuse, the abuser will do everything they can to

4 09, 2017

Gambling Addiction Misconceptions: The Risk of Great Loss

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Statistics say that 80% of Americans have tried gambling and 5% of those players will end up with a gambling addiction. Problem gambling is an umbrella term that sums up all types of the gambling addiction symptoms. They are very similar to substance abuse behaviors. A gambling addiction compromises every aspect of a person’s

18 08, 2017

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Mixing over-the-counter, prescription, or recreational drugs usually results in a bad time. Find out more about various drugs’ interactions with alcohol. If you’ve ever looked at the label of most over the counter medications or been prescribed a prescription medication, you have seen the warnings: DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. Whether it’s Tylenol or Xanax,

12 07, 2017

Jaimee Foxworth is Stronger Than You Think

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

What comes to mind when you hear the name Urkel? If you watched television in the 80s and 90s, you likely think of Steve Urkel from the show Family Matters. Urkel became a fast fan-favorite and quickly received ever-increasing amounts of time on-screen. His once-recurring character eventually became the headliner of the show. When you

28 06, 2017

Four Differences: Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

“We know that you use substances to alter your mood, to cover up your sadness, to ease your heartbreak, to lighten your stress load, to blur your painful memories, to escape your hurtful reality, or to make your unbearable days or nights bearable.” ~ Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure There is often confusion

20 06, 2017

How Do I Know if I’m Really an Addict?

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

“Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over

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