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‘SAD’ Intersects with Substances and COVID

It’s that time again. The days are short. There’s a chill in the air. Taking that long walk or going for a […]

Living One Day at a Time: Why the 24-Hour Rule Is Crucial for Long-Term Sobriety
November 30, 2020

The “one day at a time” mantra is used frequently in the world of recovery, particularly among people who follow the 12-Step […]

Virtual Connections in Isolation
November 27, 2020

Isolation during this pandemic seems to be part of the norm. Social distance. Quarantine. Lockdown. Wear a mask. Wash hands regularly. These […]

Can an Adjustment Disorder Cause Substance Abuse Issues?
November 26, 2020

It’s completely normal to go through changes or experiences that feel too foreign or massive to handle. Significant losses, traumatic events, critical […]

Tips for Sobriety and Safety this COVID Thanksgiving
November 25, 2020

On top of the usual potential trials and triggers for those in recovery at Thanksgiving, this year there is another one. That […]

The Threat of Relapse, Lockdown, and Isolation
November 24, 2020

Relapsing is challenging enough at any time and for anyone, but it’s especially a challenge to relapse during the 2020 pandemic. While […]

Why is it a Good Idea to Seek Addiction Treatment During Thanksgiving
November 23, 2020

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for gratitude – for family, friends, health, and wellness. While we also give thanks for the […]

Biden, Criminal Justice Reform, and Substance Abuse
November 20, 2020

Criminal justice reform as it relates to the production, distribution, and substance abuse, was an important issue during the 2020 presidential election. […]

What a Joe Biden Presidency Could Mean for the Opioid Crisis
November 19, 2020

Amidst the pandemic and election, there is still an opioid crisis in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

4 Books to Help You Get Through the Toughest Days of Recovery
November 18, 2020

If you’re a person in recovery, you don’t need us to tell you that some days are better than others. Of course, […]

What a Joe Biden Presidency Could Mean for Cannabis Users
November 17, 2020

What does a Biden win mean for drug policy in the United States, specifically regarding cannabis? President-elect Biden’s stance on marijuana over […]

Oregon Votes to Decriminalize All Drugs and Expand Addiction Treatment
November 16, 2020

While all eyes were on the presidential election in 2020, voters in Oregon got to make a different kind of choice with […]

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