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Dating After Rehab: The Do’s and Don’ts
Feb 23, 2023

Recovery is a very personal journey. For most, early recovery involves focusing on their well-being; establishing boundaries; finding a healthy routine; seeking and receiving support; growing emotionally, mentally, and perhaps spiritually. It’s a time for lots of self-reflection and self-help to re-establish a positive personal identity. By nature, humans are social beings, and healthy relationships […]

Cara Santana: Addiction Isn’t in Fashion
Jan 26, 2023

Who couldn’t use a little escape from reality? Whether you lose yourself in a riveting novel or binging a television series, going for a hike or getting physically active another way, leaving to-do lists behind for a few hours isn’t a bad thing. For some, however, escaping reality isn’t a simple on-off switch they can […]

Substance Addiction or Experimenting?
Mar 17, 2022

Why is it that some teens and young adults can try alcohol or experiment with drugs, and it somehow does not evolve into a substance addiction? Whereas, with others, they try it once or twice, find themselves not being able to control their compulsion to use more, and spend years struggling with addiction? Perhaps it’s […]

Impact of Substance Misuse in TV & Film
Mar 10, 2022

Television, film, celebrities, and even social media influencers by their very name, can influence the public’s buying habits, create and guide the narrative of conversations, and over time, even shift paradigms. Likewise, contingent on the viewer’s perspective, the media can seemingly glorify substance use, shame those struggling with a substance use disorder, or create an […]

Opioid Use Disorder & Raising Awareness
Mar 2, 2022

Many celebrities have used their platform as a podium and microphone to lead a narrative about issues that genuinely matter to them, especially in recent years. Everything from political and social concerns to mental health and substance addiction. With the opioid crisis having such a profound and negative impact as it is, it’s not a […]

Does Job Burnout Lead to Substance Misuse?
Oct 15, 2021

It’s part of the human condition to get exhausted emotionally, physically, and mentally. Whether that exhaustion comes from a high-pressured career, the logistics of navigating through a global pandemic, or managing conflicts within relationships throughout life. Why do some individuals work to the point of complete exhaustion and perhaps turn to alcohol, prescriptions, or illegal […]

5 Ways to Avoid Peer Pressure and Say No When Offered Drugs in Recovery
Jun 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 substance abuse. Some of that temptation might come from your peers, especially the people you used to use drugs with. They may try to pull you back into the lifestyle by offering you […]

6 Signs Your Partner Is Abusing Drugs
Apr 14, 2021

Do you have reason to suspect your partner is abusing drugs? If you’ve never experienced substance abuse firsthand, you might not know what to look for. We’ll go over the telltale signs your partner is abusing drugs below so you can know for sure if they need help. Keep in mind, just having 1 or […]

When Does Microdosing Turn Into Macrodosing?
Apr 2, 2021

LSD is a not-so-complex chemical compound with a complex history. While LSD is illegal in the United States, psychedelics are beginning to be more closely studied, primarily for their potential psychiatric benefits. Microdosing is the act of taking small amounts as a weekly routine, while macrodosing (or just dosing) would be taking enough to “trip”. […]

Parents, Alcohol Use, and the Pandemic
Mar 12, 2021

We may never know for years to come the lasting impact that COVID will have on all of us. Whether it’s impacted our mental health or drug and/or alcohol use, parents in quarantine with their children have had a different experience during the pandemic than others have. Not only have parents been tasked with the […]

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