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5 Ways to Maintain Sobriety for Halloween
Sep 26, 2023

Halloween may be the scariest holiday of the year, but it doesn’t have to unhinge your recovery. Halloween Drug and Alcohol Misuse Halloween—or All Hallows’ Eve—is said to be the one night of the year where the barrier between the dead and the living wanes thin enough to let spirits pass through. However, there’s something […]

Therapy Dogs, Addiction, and Mental Health
Sep 26, 2023

Full of unconditional love, dogs really can be man’s best friend. Humans have long realized the ways in which dogs can be helpful. Even from the earliest interactions, humans and dogs shared common goals, including avoiding predators and finding food. More recently, dogs have taken on important roles in therapeutic and educational settings.1 And dogs […]

Why Do People Relapse?
Jul 20, 2023

What is a Drug or Alcohol Relapse—and How is It Different from a Lapse? A relapse—which is often called a “recurrence” or a “return to substance use”—is simply an instance of substance use that occurs following a significant period of abstinence.1 When someone experiences a relapse, they may return to the same level of use […]

Irene Rollins: Sobriety without Judgement
Feb 24, 2023

We hear it all the time: Substance misuse doesn’t discriminate. Each year, individuals from all walks of life—regardless of educational background, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or occupation—meet the criteria for a substance use or alcohol use disorder. In fact, in 2021, 16.5% of Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder. […]

Sober Black Girls on Sobriety
Feb 16, 2023

Empowerment. Support. Sobriety. These three words describe the Sober Black Girls Club, a safe online community where Black women, girls, and nonbinary people can share their struggles with substance use and also find resources, inspiration, and motivation to help them—wherever they may be in their recovery journey. According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug […]

Active Duty & Sobriety
Nov 17, 2022

It’s not always clear as to why some individuals can drink a glass of wine and not be severely impacted, whereas another individual has even one alcoholic beverage that inevitably leads to the next one in one sitting, and then the next one, and so forth. Alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, is a disease, and […]

Sobriety & Life: A Celebrity’s Experience
Nov 3, 2022

Alcohol consumption is widely acceptable, legal to purchase for those 21-years and older, and is part of many social events both personally and professionally. However, excessive consumption can be harmful to one’s health and dangerous to others should an individual operate a motor vehicle while under the influence. And those individuals who are battling an […]

Is it Ever too Late to get Sober?
Oct 13, 2022

No. If you’re struggling with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder and want to walk along the road to recovery, the path is available with the help of a supportive team. Although sobriety is a continual process, and often a choice that the individual usually makes on their own, treatment can save their life. […]

Alcoholism & Sobriety: A Chef’s Perspective
Sep 22, 2022

“Sobriety” holds various meanings to different people. Likewise, the thought of consuming alcohol can hold different meanings to different individuals as well. For some, it’s an enjoyable social activity done amongst friends at dinner, in front of a football game, or with colleagues at a nearby Happy Hour. For others, a case of beer or […]

What is the Impact of Bullying?
Sep 22, 2022

Bullying isn’t an isolated event that one can just “get over” as they grow up. Instead, bullying tends to have both a short and long-term impact on the lives of so many. This includes the individual getting bullied, the bully, those witnessing the event, and those individuals who are both the bully and who get […]

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