Monday, December 29, 2014

How to Stay Sober Going Into the New Year







 If you’re worried about how to stay sober heading into the New Year, preparing yourself with how to celebrate accordingly can help alleviate stress that could overwhelm your life.

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 How to Stay Sober Going Into the New Year

How To Stay Sober During The Holidays - Party Sober Clothing




























Staying sober, although awesome, can sometimes feel difficult when the stresses of the holidays are around.  Here are some excellent tips on how to maintain your sobriety and peace of mind as we enter the New Year.

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 How To Stay Sober During The Holidays - Party Sober Clothing

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Just Do It!




























"Instead of focusing on all the negative things in your life, like missed opportunities, why not take action and make a change for the better." - Watershed Ashling

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 Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Just Do It!

Friday, December 26, 2014

North Carolina Sees Surge In Addicted Newborns




























 One North Carolina county is seeing a surge of newborn addicts in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Sadly, the heartbreaking trend falls right in step with the epidemic of opioid addiction sweeping the nation.

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 North Carolina Sees Surge In Addicted Newborns

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Staying Sober Over the Holidays






























Staying sober during the holidays can sound strenuous.  When you consider complications of interacting with loved ones you may not ordinarily see, it can bring up some emotions you may not be prepared for.

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 Staying Sober Over the Holidays

Former ‘Scandal’ Actor Columbus Short Opens Up About Drug Abuse



























 ABC’s hit show Scandal has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice Awards and more since its debut in 2012. But now in its fourth season, it’s in the spotlight for some scandal of its own.

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 Former ‘Scandal’ Actor Columbus Short Opens Up About Drug Abuse

Legalization of Cannabis for Native American Tribes In Florida




























 In America, the legalization of cannabis has not only been up for debate by political parties but it has caused much spark in its constant change as several states have actually begun to permit the drug despite the nation adhering to maintaining its strict federal prohibition.

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Legalization of Cannabis for Native American Tribes In Florida

Stress Relief Tips to Prepare Yourself for the Hectic Holidays






























Holidays can be tough for anyone and stress relief tips can provide needed assistance, especially if you’re a recovering addict and/or alcoholic who may be struggling this season. 

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 Stress Relief Tips to Prepare Yourself for the Hectic Holidays

‘Tis The Season To Get Sober for Addicts and Alcoholics































‘Tis the season to get sober!  After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  What greater present to give yourself than the gift of long-term sobriety?

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‘Tis The Season To Get Sober for Addicts and Alcoholics

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Stop Being Confused





























With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. – Zig Ziglar

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 Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Stop Being Confused

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wishes for Christmas: The Gift Of Sobriety

























Even though it can’t be wrapped in a luxurious box, the gift of recovery is such a precious present.

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 Wishes for Christmas: The Gift Of Sobriety

From Battlefield to Healing: 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit































This session was led by Former United States Representative of Rhode Island, Patrick J. Kennedy, who also co-founded One Mind for Research and founded the Kennedy Forum. 

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 From Battlefield to Healing: 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Take It Personally

























 When I first came into recovery I was really sensitive (sometimes still am) and I would honestly think that everything was directed at me.

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 Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Take It Personally

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Montana Meth Project: Meth Awareness Week

























The Montana Meth Project is an organization that helps raise awareness about methamphetamine use.  What better time to raise awareness than Meth Awareness Week?

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The Montana Meth Project: Meth Awareness Week

Compulsive Shopping: Be Aware of Addictive Behaviors Over the Holidays


























With the holidays on their way, extra spending is bound to happen. But, compulsive shopping can be attributed to the manifestation of the disease of addiction.

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  Compulsive Shopping: Be Aware of Addictive Behaviors Over the Holidays

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chester Hanks Gets Clean




























No matter how intense their addiction is or how long they’ve been suffering, everyone has the ability to get sober. For most people, it just takes help to get there.

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Chester Hanks Gets Clean

Is That the Sound of….Holiday Approaching???



















Here are some suggestions for making this the BEST holiday season EVER!

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 Is That the Sound of….Holiday Approaching???

Monday, December 8, 2014

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Let Haters Hate




























Hater (Hat-er) noun: a person who dislikes a person or thing because they hate themselves and don’t even know it.

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Let Haters Hate

Junkies On Instagram Glorify The Drug Abuse Lifestyle




























How would you feel if you saw images that glorified drug abuse, drug dealer pride, and the destruction of drug addiction while scrolling through your Instagram feed?

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 Junkies On Instagram Glorify The Drug Abuse Lifestyle

Psychedelic Drugs: Psilocybin Could Be Effective for Smoking Cessation


























Are you in recovery and looking for a way to quit smoking other than using psychedelic drugs?

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 Psychedelic Drugs: Psilocybin Could Be Effective for Smoking Cessation

Beneficial Effects of Coffee: Potential Cocaine Addiction Treatment
























Coffee may relieve symptoms to what drug addiction!? 

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 Beneficial Effects of Coffee: Potential Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Childhood Trauma: Children of Addicts Leaves Emotional Mark






























You wont believe the statistics about the children of addicts. Addiction affects more than just the addict!

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Childhood Trauma: Children of Addicts Leaves Emotional Mark

Monday, December 1, 2014

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Mind Your Own Business


























"When we focus on how we can improve ourselves and grow spiritually, we do not burn our energy foolishly trying to fix others." - Watershed Ashling 

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Mind Your Own Business

How to Deal with Your First Thanksgiving Clean and Sober




























Your first Thanksgiving sober with your loved ones can be overwhelming at first, because you won’t have that crutch that the substance has provided you with to cope with functioning among others.

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How to Deal with Your First Thanksgiving Clean and Sober

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Women And Alcohol: Understanding Alcoholism



























 
Alcoholism is a powerful disease. It impairs judgment, changes behavior, affects relationships, and can result in a number of severe health problems across multiple body systems.

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 Women And Alcohol: Understanding Alcoholism

Afghanistan’s Mounting Drug Addiction Problem



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these failures, the country is not doomed.

 

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 Afghanistan’s Mounting Drug Addiction Problem

 

New Study Determines Differences in Alcoholism Risk Among Hispanics




























New study determines differences in alcoholism among Hispanics.

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New Study Determines Differences in Alcoholism Risk Among Hispanics 

Thanksgiving Ideas For the Those In Early Recovery From Addiction
























Here are some quick Thanksgiving ideas that could help you stay sober and thankful that you are in recovery.

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 Thanksgiving Ideas For the Those In Early Recovery From Addiction

Thursday, November 20, 2014

States Where Marijuana Is Legal: Oregon, Alaska, Washington DC


























The times are changing in the United States as marijuana laws are being thrown up in the air in constant debate and the public wrestles with leniency on the drug’s national federal regulated policy.

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 States Where Marijuana Is Legal: Oregon, Alaska, Washington DC

Edible Marijuana Candy Poses Danger To Kids


























What are your thoughts on edible marijuana and the effects it may have one children?

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 Edible Marijuana Candy Poses Danger To Kids

New Study Shows Downward Trend In Teen Substance Use





























These are some shocking facts about teen substance abuse!

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  New Study Shows Downward Trend In Teen Substance Use

The Effects of Heroin Cultivate Society As New Faces of Heroin Emerge



























The heroin epidemic has reached new limits as the disease is unbiased in discretion of what kind of person the addict may be.

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 The Effects of Heroin Cultivate Society As New Faces of Heroin Emerge

Sandy Beach, AA Speaker, Passes Away In A Powerful Way





























Sandy lived a long life with an inspiring message. He will not be forgotten by the recovery community.

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 Sandy Beach, AA Speaker, Passes Away In A Powerful Way

Monday, November 10, 2014

Indiana University Explores Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Addiction



























A clinical psychologist at Indiana University Bloomington recently received a $2.3M grant from the National Institute of Health to explore new techniques for reducing impulsive decision-making associated with alcoholism and other conditions.

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 Indiana University Explores Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Addiction

Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Selfless

























“Make your passion your life. Just don’t make it about you.” ― Leigh Hershkovich

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 Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Selfless

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Florida Vote Shuns Medical Marijuana



























Medical marijuana is becoming more established across America as more states are retreating from their skepticism and enabling its legalization. The state of Florida will not be one of them – at least for another two years.

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  Florida Vote Shuns Medical Marijuana

Thursday, October 30, 2014