Burying the Hatchet: Resentments in Recovery

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Having a program of recovery and behaving as such is an integral part of participating in a 12 Step fellowship. They say we must practice our principles of recovery in all of our affairs. Does this mean that we are absolutely perfect in every situation? Of course not! First and foremost, before we are recovering […]

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Non-Addict Friends In Recovery

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Having Friends in the Program When it comes to being in a 12 Step Program, being involved in the community of other recovering addicts and alcoholics is vital. One of the main points of focus in a 12 Step Program is being “in the middle”, or very involved in, both commitment positions and actively taking […]

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Staying Sober at Work: Know When it’s Time to Leave

For adults in rehab who struggle to balance a family, career, finances, and drug treatment, switching jobs is probably the last thing they want to worry about. Yet, those same jobs that they may have fought to keep through policies such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Family and Medical Leave Act […]

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5 Ways to Improve Latino Addiction Treatment

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Hispanic and Latinx people comprise a diverse set of cultures, languages, and values—that to describe them in one word would be impossible. So would the idea of applying the same methods of addiction treatment. While the principles of traditional drug treatment are beneficial to everyone who is struggling with alcoholism and/or substance abuse, there are […]

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Opioid Overdoses Continue to Rise in 2017

Heroin and Fentanyl overdoses are on the rise in Ohio

For many people, a new year symbolizes new beginnings and habits. But for some addicts in Ohio, 2017 has meant a rise in deaths for those still struggling with opioid abuse. In February, The New York Times reported the Dayton, Ohio, coroner’s office handled 25 deaths—18 deaths were from drug overdoses. In January, the same […]

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Next Steps after Loved One Refuses Drug Treatment

Trying to get a loved one to choose drug treatment is always stressful

Many times, family members and close friends of addicts become just as affected by addiction as the person they are trying to “save.” After cycles of empty threats, detachment, and giving in to sympathy, they may start to feel defeated in their attempts to resolve the core issue of their loved one’s addiction. But these […]

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Rehab Myths That May or May Not Be True

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The idea of walking into a treatment center to get professional help for a drug or alcohol addiction can be numbing for some people. The desire to get better may be overwhelmed by the “what if’s” and other questions as they grapple with the unknown. And it doesn’t help that the battle going on in […]

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Six Disturbing Facts About Carfentanil

Carfentanil, a powerful elephant tranquilizer, has recently been found in trace amounts in illegal drugs, most commonly heroin. The potent drug has been linked to a spike in drug overdose deaths in the past year. Here are some carfentanil facts that illustrate why law enforcement officials and healthcare professionals are concerned that carfentanil-laced drugs will […]

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Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Opiate Abuse Up Among Baby Boomers

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As the general US adult population ages, more people will find themselves battling addiction in their golden years. Who the “typical addict” is and what he or she looks like is rapidly changing, and the issue is far more complex than older people using their post-retirement free time just to get high. It is estimated […]

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