SAMHSA to Launch New “Office of Recovery” to Expand Its Commitment to Recovery for All Americans

Thursday, September 30, 2021 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. September marks National Recovery Month, and in organizing this new…

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How to Aid Your Loved Ones Through Withdrawal

Credit – Pexels Withdrawal is and can be a difficult part of the recovery process because it presents various physical and mental obstacles for the individual. Relapse rates are currently as high as 50% during and after the most intensive treatment, so it remains a major issue for addiction recovery programs. Preventing a relapse is…

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Choosing a Drug Rehab

When choosing a drug and alcohol treatment center it is important to find the best care that will fit your needs. Some of the following factors will help guide you in choosing the right facility and type of care for you or your loved one! Location of the addiction rehab facility: Do you need to…

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First Steps to Becoming and Staying Sober

Chemical substances can change how your mind and bodywork. Using these substances artificially alters the brain’s chemistry, which could lead to dependence and addiction. Today, Our World in Data shows that over 2% of the world’s population has an alcohol or drug addiction. These two are also the leading cause of death from substance abuse.…

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Fighting America’s Opioid Crisis

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2019)  there were over 70,000 deaths from drug overdoses with over 50,000 of those deaths being opiate related. The nation is experiencing an opioids epidemic which can be combatted by finding help in a residential rehab facility. America is so lucky to now have more drug treatment…

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Links Provided by AA

Hello!  We have been receiving a lot of questions as to whether or not meetings are physically being held. We do not have contact with individual meetings so I do not know which ones are being held and which ones are not.  I will say that AA is pushing for people to attend meetings online…

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Do Your Part on Social Distancing

Social distancing is now part of our normal lives and rightfully slow. In countries around the world, social distancing has been proven to slow the spread of COVID-19. In fact, the following article states that “The Wyoming researchers estimated that current social distancing measures will reduce the average contact rate among individuals by 38%.” Read…

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Online Meeting and Support Options

Updated 5/6/20 Meetings are being cancelled and people are practicing social distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, people in recovery still need to stay engaged and need support in the process. Don’t get discouraged. Here are some options available: Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup:http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.phpAllows you to search meetings in various formats…

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Message from Sober.com…

Hello Sober Compatriots, As you know, these are very uncertain times. We want to assure you that, regardless of any outside health crises, we are still a strong community and will do anything and everything we can to ensure our members are getting adequate support. In addition to our community support and peer coaching, we…

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY

During this SHAIR Podcast, I shared how I maintain my recovery daily and a little bit about how things were at the beginning of it. Hope you can take something away from this to help your recovery. Listen below… -Dr. Harold Jonas The SHAIR Podcast – “Get Sober, Stay Sober” with Dr. Harold Jonas, founder…

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