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Veterans, Mental Health, and Combating the Stigma

It takes courage to serve one’s country. And it takes courage to be willing to sacrifice one’s life in the name of […]

Steps to Reduce Stress-Related Drinking
June 15, 2021

Homer Simpson, patriarch, life philosopher and animated character on the longest-running American TV series The Simpsons has a lot to say about […]

The Dangers of MDMA and Party Drugs
June 14, 2021

MDMA, also called molly or ecstacy, is known as a party drug. Due to their psychoactive effects, party drugs like MDMA are […]

The NFL, Stress, and Substance Use
June 11, 2021

For some, the initial draw of being a professional athlete may be the fame, fortune, and attention. For others, it may be […]

I Just Finished Alcohol Detox — Now What?
June 11, 2021

Completing your alcohol detox treatment program is a rewarding experience. You probably feel like a new person after detox. Your body is […]

5 Ways to Avoid Peer Pressure and Say No When Offered Drugs in Recovery
June 9, 2021

Once you exit rehab and reenter the real world, you’ll be faced with a wide array of temptations when it comes to […]

Do AA and NA Replace Rehab?
June 8, 2021

If you’re suffering from a substance use disorder, both rehab and 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can […]

Can I Quit Drinking Without Rehab?
June 7, 2021

If you’ve been thinking about cutting down or stopping your alcohol use, you might be wondering whether you can quit drinking without […]

Music-Assisted Therapy Boosts Addiction Recovery
June 4, 2021

John Fogerty rescued me recently. Down in the doldrums after a nasty breakup, I flipped through the TV channels seeking to amuse […]

How do you Know You’ve Hit Rock Bottom?
June 3, 2021

The phrase “hit rock bottom” usually refers to an individual with an alcohol use disorder or a substance use disorder who is […]

Recovery Spotlight: Steven Tyler
June 2, 2021

Steven Tyler is one of the most well-known rockers alive. Since first rising to fame in the 1970s as frontman for the […]

Addicted to Porn: What It’s All About
June 1, 2021

Entertainment celebrity Andra Day opened up publicly in a recent post. Star of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Day realized she […]

What to Do If Your Friends Use Opioids
May 28, 2021

If your friends use opioids, you’re right to be concerned. Opioid abuse is a serious problem that can not only cause addiction, […]

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