Thursday, October 29, 2015

How Addiction Is Like Horror Movies
























Many of us who have survived addiction to drugs or alcohol can totally relate to any number of horror movies and TV shows out there, but these scenes nailed it!

Check out all the great GIF's here.: 
 How Addiction Is Like Horror Movies

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

#DetoxMonday: Let Go



























It took me awhile to understand what that statement meant and sometimes still does. This is why it is also important for me to have sober supports in my life, so that I can be reminded when I need to let go and let God take over.

More here.: 
 #DetoxMonday: Let Go

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lamar Odom’s Drug Addiction is Shameful


























You wouldn’t shame Lamar Odom if he was hospitalized dying from cancer, but because he’s there for a drug overdose, it’s downright scandalous.

More on this story here.: 
 Lamar Odom’s Drug Addiction is Shameful

Hayden Panettiere Seeks Help For Postpartum Depression


























Hayden Panettiere, 26-year-old actress, voluntarily seeks treatment for her mental health issue – postpartum depression.

Read more on her journey here.: 
 Hayden Panettiere Seeks Help For Postpartum Depression

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cigna Won’t Renew Marketplace Coverage in Florida 2016





























Cigna decides to withdraw its Florida health care plans from the 2016 exchange, just two weeks prior to the start of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period.

Read more about this here.: 
 Cigna Won’t Renew Marketplace Coverage in Florida 2016

#DetoxMonday: Be Yourself!



























Just for today, be yourself by working on the inside out.

Read more here.: 
 #DetoxMonday: Be Yourself!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lamar Odom Overdose: Fighting For His Life



























 Lamar Odom, ex-husband of Khlo√© Kardashian and former NBA basketball star, was rushed Tuesday to a Las Vegas emergency room after he was discovered unresponsive in a brothel in Nevada, officials are reporting.

Read more here.: 
 Lamar Odom Overdose: Fighting For His Life

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Parents Of Addicts: You Need To Stop Doing This




























Many parents are actually slowly killing their child by enabling their addiction.

Get the tips on how to stop here.: 
 Parents Of Addicts: You Need To Stop Doing This

How To Build Self-Respect In Recovery From Addiction




























Self-respect is defined as having pride and confidence in one’s self.  An alcoholic and/or addict like yourself  can often be left wondering how to gain self-respect and build up that confidence because it may have been lost when active in addiction.

Get the tips here.: 
 How To Build Self-Respect In Recovery From Addiction

Victim Role: 10 Things You Need To Stop Doing Now



























We all have things happen in life and it’s sometimes unfair, but playing the victim role is just going to cause you more issues and pain. You need to stop playing the victim and start taking charge of your life so you help create a happier and healthier you.

Read more here.: 
Victim Role: 10 Things You Need To Stop Doing Now

How Long Does It Take to Break An Addiction?




























The truth is there isn’t a magical number. It can take anywhere from 18 days – 254 days to break a bad habit according to a 2010 UK study reported by TODAY Health.

Read more here.: 
 How Long Does It Take to Break An Addiction?

What To Expect In Drug Rehab

























If you are going to be recovering from addiction in a treatment facility, knowing what to expect in drug rehab can be helpful.  There is an abundance of information you can prepare yourself with in advance, which can place you in a state of comfort and ease as you transition into long-term recovery.

Read more here.: 
 What To Expect In Drug Rehab

Facing Addiction: Changing The Conversation


























On the heels of the UNITE event, another addiction-centric event is happening in Washington D.C. this month: Capitol Hill Day, hosted by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Read about the upcoming Capital Hill event here.: 
 Facing Addiction: Changing The Conversation

#DetoxMonday: Working On The Inside Out


























I have found in recovery that I am most happy when I work inside out. This is not a new concept, either. If you want to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit you have to work on all three things from the inside out.

Read the full Detox Monday blog here.: 
  #DetoxMonday: Working On The Inside Out

Friday, October 9, 2015

We Support Selena Gomez For Chemo, But Not Rehab



























We as a nation are doing something wrong when we shame others for getting help for the disease of addiction, but will praise those who fight the disease of cancer.

Addiction is a disease that kills, too.:
 We Support Selena Gomez For Chemo, But Not Rehab

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Luke Gatti Really Wants His Mac and Cheese


























Video of a disgruntled and apparently drunk 19-year-old UConn student, Luke Gatti, is going viral. Warning – the video below is probably NSFW, so watch at your own discretion.

Watch the video here.: 
Luke Gatti Really Wants His Mac and Cheese

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#MondayMotivation: Advocacy Day





























Monday, Oct. 5th, 2015, the day after UNITE to Face Addiction Rally, recovery advocates will be meeting with policymakers on Capitol Hill to talk about better solutions for alcohol and drug addiction issues.

Check it out here: 
 #MondayMotivation: Advocacy Day

Yankees’ CC Sabathia Goes To Alcohol Rehab


























Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is heading to rehab – not for injury, but for alcoholism – and will miss the entire MLB postseason.

Learn more about his journey here.: 
 Yankees’ CC Sabathia Goes To Alcohol Rehab

Friday, October 2, 2015

UNITE to Face Addiction: The Day The Silence Ends






























October 4, 2015 in Washington, DC thousands upon thousands of people will be gathering from around the world to share the voice of addiction and recovery. The goal of the movement is to help raise awareness while also breaking the stigma of addiction. Will you be there to help UNITE to Face Addiction spread their message?

Read more here.: 
  UNITE to Face Addiction: The Day The Silence Ends

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Denzel Washington Speech Inspires: Why My Pain & Suffering Is A Gift



























What else do you have to lose, when all you have has already been given to your addiction?
If you are going to take a risk in life, why wouldn’t it be to save it?

Read more here.: 
Denzel Washington Speech Inspires: Why My Pain & Suffering Is A Gift