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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Everyone looks forward to summer. After all, it’s vacation time. Whether hitting the road or staying close to home, we all need to unwind and spend some quality time with those whose company we enjoy. However, for those with alcohol dependency issues, staying sober may become harder if people around you are imbibing and having…

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Sober Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

Many recovering alcoholics find themselves dealing with temptation and risk a relapse when it comes to celebrating the holidays. With drinking being such a socially acceptable activity, it works its way into many holidays, most notably Memorial Day Weekend. When people celebrate the start of summer with beer or wine, many long-term recovering alcoholics or…

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Benefits of Rehabilitation for Women

Women are often responsible for caring for the emotional, mental, and physical needs of others. That said, women affected by substance abuse and dependency may ignore their own needs as they focus on the care of others. However, such behavior can prevent necessary healing from taking place. Women should never overlook the benefits of rehabilitation…

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What Is the Definition of a Gateway Drug?

The definition of a gateway drug doesn’t change. However, the substances that experts consider to be gateway drugs are up for debate. Most importantly, though, people need to understand the definition. Understanding the term “gateway drug” can help them make up their own minds about which substances fall in that category. A gateway drug could…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Is addiction a disease? Many families ask this question when their loved ones struggle with addiction. While some people want to believe that it’s a lifestyle choice that people can change, it’s not that simple. The short answer to this question is that addiction is, in fact, a disease. However, through addiction treatment services, recovery…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

While many diseases can wreak havoc on an individual’s life, eating disorders can have a particularly adverse impact. Luckily, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) created an event to address and resolve the issues that result from this disease. The event is called National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. During this time, focus on the importance…

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What Is Transitional Living?

Rehab opens the door to a lifestyle change. Whereas in the past your day revolved around drug abuse, you are now actively working toward lifelong sobriety. This is why good-quality care facilities have a strong aftercare component. What is transitional living, and how will it help you achieve your goal of living free of drugs…

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World Mental Health Day 2018

More and more people each year are struggling with their mental health, but there is still a lack of awareness. Aside from the lack of awareness, some people are afraid to discuss their mental health because of the stigma. Because of this, there’s World Mental Health Day 2018, which is aimed at helping spread awareness…