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Summer and Sobriety: 5 Tips to Hang Tough and Hang Out

“Summertime, an’ the livin’ is easy,” sings a mother to her baby in the lullaby that opens “Porgy and Bess.” It’s a […]

Celebrating National Hemp Month

July 22, 2020

In addition to Independence Day, July is the time of year that celebrates National Hemp Month. This substance is often misunderstood and […]

The average adult spent 172 hours drunk during lockdown

July 7, 2020

The table below shows how many hours each state spent drunk in lockdown, based on an average of 11 weeks spent in […]

Approaching Loved Ones About Addiction and the Meaning Behind Independence Day

July 1, 2020

The words “freedom” and “rights” seem to be carelessly tossed around like miscellaneous papers haphazardly caught in the wind. However, what the […]

Learning to Forgive After Addiction

June 30, 2020

For those who know a loved one who struggles with addiction, it can be a painful experience. You may wonder why your […]

Father’s Day, Addiction, and Estrangement

June 16, 2020

Father’s Day is our way of honoring and celebrating our fathers and the paternal figures in our lives. It was first celebrated […]

Veterans, PTSD, and Addiction Recovery

June 15, 2020

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder that causes an individual trouble recovering from a traumatic event. Symptoms can […]

LGBTQ+ Community and Substance Use

June 5, 2020

June is Gay Pride Month. Also known as LGBT Pride Month, Gay Pride Month started as a part of the gay rights […]

Veterans and Addiction Recovery

June 1, 2020

June 6th marks the anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important military operations of the 20th Century. The fighting saw heavy […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 22, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity for us to not only observe the month, but to learn about […]

3 Recovery Apps to Help You Stay Sober

May 20, 2020

Modern smartphones and apps have revolutionized how we communicate, and how we engage with sobriety and recovery. Just a decade ago things […]

Eating at Restaurants While Sober

May 18, 2020

For those in early recovery, eating at restaurants while sober can be challenging. While the actual eating part should be easy, you […]

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