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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Benefits of Self Care

Do you realize that, as recovering addicts, we usually go from one addiction to the next? Not all will be deadly, but they will affect us. I

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Relationships in Recovery

Written By: Dwayne Myers Good day to all the people across the world. I found this topic Interesting to me because all this can bring and outcomes. Well for being my first time in recovery it feels weird not to be in a relationship. Some days it feels so alone I want to go back…

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Adolescents and Fentanyl

Written By: Melissa Pena Going to a seminar this week, I heard about the number of adolescents falling to a plummeting death because of Fentanyl. Fentanyl has become the new drug on the streets. The synthetic opioid is made to look like oxycontin but is put into other drugs in your area. Fentanyl can be…

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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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Mixing These Medications With Alcohol Can Accelerate Liver Damage

Medication warnings don’t tell you this. When my father died of alcoholic liver disease in 2016, I wanted to understand how this condition happened. As a former nurse, I should have known that he was sick, but the truth is we didn’t. Liver disease can be sneaky, and liver failure, especially from alcoholism, can happen…

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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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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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