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Veterans and Substance Abuse

Nationally recognized columnist, Karie Fugett, published a gripping narrative about her late husband, Cleve Fugett, a Marine war hero who, in 2010, tragically lost his life to a prescription opioid overdose. During his second deployment in Iraq,…
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Drug Incarceration Statistics

Drug incarceration statistics are revealing prevalent issues that may actually be negatively impacting ongoing drug use and addiction recovery.  In 2020, Oregon became the first state to move toward decriminalization. On November 3, Oregon…
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Substance Abuse in the Workplace

In 2020, streaming media and production company, Netflix, captured the realities of one person’s struggle with substance abuse in the workplace. Sonja Farak gained nationwide attention for a case that rattled a small, quaint community. The…
what is a relapse dream
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What Are Relapse Dreams?

When facing addiction, fear is often embedded in the essence of everyday life. Before recovery, people often live with many different fears that accompany substance abuse. For example, an individual may be afraid of someone finding out about…
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Charlie Sheen Addiction

Charlie Sheen's long career in Hollywood extends beyond the box office hits that propelled him to stardom. In the spotlight, the actor is well-known for the roles he played in movies like Platoon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and more recently…
long term effects of ptsd

Acute Stress Disorder vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Examining the differences between acute stress disorder vs. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may seem fairly straightforward. However, as with most mental health disorders, every individual copes with intense stress differently. Acute stress…
codependency and addiction
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Codependency and Addiction

Addiction is a challenging disease. It is multifaceted and can have a severe impact on a person’s mental and physical health as well as relationships both personally and professionally. Through active addiction, individuals are prone to disastrous…
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Support Versus Enabling

The complexities of addiction make it extremely difficult to overcome. Among the many factors to consider is how to identify whether or not substance abuse is becoming problematic. Here is a Free Drug Abuse Screening Test that may help shed…
words of affirmation for addiction recovery

Powerful Affirmations for Addiction Recovery

Words can often serve as key motivators for individuals and families seeking positive change. Many who have embarked on a journey to sobriety have proclaimed how important positive recovery words are to the process. Everyone comes from a vastly…
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Spirituality: Simple But Not Easy

Spirituality: Simple But Not Easy By Debi Anson   When newcomers first come into the rooms of any 12-Step program, spirituality and the higher power concept can sometimes be more difficult to accept than the idea of powerlessness.…