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It’s Not All Fiction: 3 Series Show Substance Use for Real

The Queen’s Gambit Every evening, the girls at Methuen Orphanage in Kentucky line up to receive two pills – green and red. […]

Kassi Underwood & Healing from Alcohol Addiction
July 1, 2021

Those who have battled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, and have gotten sober despite the obstacles, each have their own […]

Coming Out of the Pandemic Safely and Soberly
June 30, 2021

 “There’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows/ There will be light after dark/ Someday when we aren’t six feet apart.” Luke Combs, […]

4 Benefits of Cooking in Recovery
June 29, 2021

For people in early addiction recovery, finding new and interesting activities to engage in that do not involve alcohol and drugs can […]

Why Did the U.S. Experience a Surge of Drunk Driving Deaths in 2020
June 28, 2021

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, bleak statistics continuously scrolled our television and computer screens. Each day was met with a […]

Behind Bars and Addicted: Benefits of Treatment
June 25, 2021

In the new non-fiction book The Second Chance Club, all seven of the parolees profiled, who revolve in and out of lock […]

Shame, Substance Abuse, & Celebration of Pride
June 24, 2021

As part of the LGBTQ+ community, being proud of who you are and how you stand in this world is liberating. And […]

How Does Heroin Abuse Affect Your Mental Health?
June 23, 2021

Most people understand that heroin is bad for them, but are you aware of its potential mental health effects? The National Institute […]

Recovery Spotlight: Rob Lowe
June 22, 2021

After his breakout roles in the 1983 films The Outsiders and Class, 18-year-old Rob Lowe was thrust into the Hollywood spotlight. Alongside […]

How to Support Your Loved One When They Are in Addiction Treatment
June 21, 2021

When you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, it can be both a relief and a challenging time when […]

Does the New DARE Program Work?”
June 18, 2021

If you attended grade school between 1983 and 2009, then you almost certainly participated in a Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or […]

Veterans with Mental Health Challenges are Combating the Stigma
June 17, 2021

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

What Is HALT? The Dangers of Being Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired
June 16, 2021

If you’ve attended rehab programs or gone to 12-step meetings, you may have heard people use the term HALT. An acronym for […]

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