Many addicts and alcoholics are first introduced to 12-step recovery after experiencing a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest. Judges will often order those convicted of DUIs to attend 12-Step meetings and/or attend an outpatient substance use disorder treatment facility for therapy groups. Getting arrested for a DUI does not necessarily mean that a person...Read More
Addiction recovery has many different elements, all of which are important towards maintaining a life free from the shackles of drugs and alcohol. Living a life in addiction is all consuming, the byproduct of living for years with one concern: How will I maintain my habit for another day? Such a goal requires that one...Read More
Thursday marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving: A time for families to come together to spend quality time over a plethora of food, football and in most cases alcohol. The holidays can be a tricky time for people in recovery, especially those who are new to the program. The typical experience for...Read More
Alcohol is used more than any other mind altering substance in the world and consumption can lead to a number of preventable illnesses; yet alcohol use does not carry same stigma as cigarettes and drugs. Every year, around 88,000 Americans lose their life to alcohol-related causes, according to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism...Read More
When someone struggles with substance abuse they tend to keep it a secret for as long as possible, an inclination that can be life threatening. While the public’s perception regarding substance use disorders has come a long way in recent years, there is still a notable amount of stigma surrounding the disease. Those struggling with...Read More
People living a life of recovery traveled a rocky road to get where they are today. Both addiction and recovery are journeys, while the former a road to the depths of solitude and despair – the latter is one of hope and renewal. Many addicts spend many years alone, struggling to make ends meet and...Read More
Nicotine addiction can be extremely difficult to beat, a habit that often takes years to overcome. While cigarettes are legal for adults, more and more research indicates that smoking can make recovering from substance abuse much more difficult. In the United States, addiction treatment facilities take a number of different stances regarding tobacco use, such...Read More
It is well understood that consuming alcohol while pregnant can lead to a number of problems for the baby, potentially impacting the newborn into adulthood. Despite that knowledge and countless disclaimers, many women choose to imbibe throughout the pregnancy. Some pregnant women with have a glass of wine here or there, and some will drink...Read More
Screening college students for drug and alcohol use is of the utmost importance, crucial for spotting problems early and referring students toward appropriate assistance. Unfortunately, substance use problems often go unnoticed; problems get out of hand and serious consequences can result. It is no secret that college campuses can be hotbeds of reckless drinking and...Read More
Over the course of the United States’ brief, but important history, Presidents have taken it upon themselves to make proclamations; the act of causing some state matters to be published or made generally known. Most are aware of the famous proclamations, such as George Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality in 1793 and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in...Read More
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