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The Difficulty of Breaking an Opioid Addiction

According to the CDC, 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Over half a million people died from opioids between 2000 and 2015. This data shows that opioid-related deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Presently, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic throughout the United States. Even within the last couple weeks, Florida governor Rick…

5 Things to Avoid in Early Recovery

Early recovery, especially during the first year, is a delicate time for newly sober people. Major emotional, psychological, and physical changes occur and can become overwhelming. This is a time for those in recovery to take it easy and focus on being sober. There is no need to make recovery any harder than it needs…

How to Enjoy a Party While Sober

There are many people that enter addiction recovery programs before the age of 18.  Research from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found, in 2010, that 57 percent of new drug users were under the age of 18. People suffering from an addiction before the age of 18 tend to struggle more with…

Reasons to Stay Sober

Becoming sober after addiction is one of the most challenging decisions a person makes every day. Sobriety isn’t a cure for addiction. There is no cure for addiction. Addicts who seek treatment and find sobriety spend every moment of every day choosing to stay sober. Their illness can come back at any time if they…

Misconceptions of People Who are in Recovery

Making the decision to seek recovery from drug or alcohol abuse is significant. It’s what changes lives. However, that doesn’t stop people who suffer from addiction from feeling ashamed about their recovery. When it should be a moment of celebration, it’s more often a moment of embarrassment for those in recovery when someone finds out.…

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