Holidays & Relapse

holidays and relapse

Written By: Melissa Pena When I think about the holidays, I think of stressful situations with family, other people, or money. Last year, I thought I had it made; I had just made it three years sober from my drug of choice. First, I became complacent in my recovery, hanging with unhealthy people, and pushing…

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Homelessness and Addiction

Written By: Dwayne Myers Today we are going to talk about how homelessness affects people with addiction. I have been a part of this stage of my life just as crowds of people in this world. It is really a tough situation especially when your mental stage of life is gone. A lot of times…

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Get Rewarded to Stay Sober with Sobercoin

Sobercoin is introducing crypto currency into the world of sobriety. With the advancement in technology that Sober Network has been bringing to the table for over 20 years, they continue to stay ahead in the game by releasing Sobercoin to offer incentive to continue with sobriety. Much like a drug stimulates the brain, Sober Network…

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Moving on After Rehab: Guide to a Fresh Start

Having the initiative to attend rehab takes a lot of strength and self-awareness, but it’s staying sober on your own that will truly improve your quality of life. Luckily, there are resources that can help. Checking in frequently with sober coaches, learning the benefits of moving away, self-care, and celebrating every step of the way,…

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The Role of Telehealth in Addiction and Recovery

Addiction has killed and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans. Drug Abuse Statistics show that over 20 million Americans aged 12 and over have substance abuse disorder. During the pandemic, many healthcare professionals who treated those with addiction issues had to reduce or stop completely physical in-person treatment plans. Enter telehealth. People battling their…

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You’re Not a “Bad” Person for Drinking Heavily

You just need to understand the consequences so you can make informed choices. I have been sober from alcohol for 6 years and I also have a mental health and addictions nursing background. Alcohol addiction runs in my family in a very serious way. I’d say I know a few things about alcohol addiction and…

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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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How Do You Break the Addiction Cycle?

Addiction is a vicious cycle. Those who use drugs or alcohol continue harming themselves until this cycle is broken. Overcoming addiction is far from easy, but it’s possible with professional help. Understanding the addiction cycle will help you or a loved one permanently break free. Defining the Addiction Cycle First, it’s important to define and…

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Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

The opioid epidemic is a growing problem and heroin is at the forefront of it all. As a highly addictive drug, heroin can be difficult to quit. Heroin withdrawal often brings with it severe symptoms, some of which can be deadly if left untreated. Here are some of the most common and most worrying symptoms…

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How to Tell if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

Heroin is a highly dangerous, addictive drug. The only way to overcome heroin addiction is with professional medical and psychological treatment. If you’re worried your loved one is addicted to heroin, don’t wait. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin addiction, and seek help right away if you spot them. Frequent Flu-Like Symptoms There are…

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