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How a Daily Guided Meditation Routine Saved My Sobriety

By |2017-05-22T19:30:54+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

Even people with the strongest foundations of recovery struggle at some point in their journey. During difficult times in sobriety, there is typically an extra temptation to act out, whether that’s through relapsing or simply engaging in unhealthy behaviors like overeating or making impulsive choices in relationships. In my personal experience, I have always been [...]

Pilot Program Using Instant Drug Test Kits to Reduce Overdoses

By |2017-05-17T19:26:55+00:00May 17th, 2017|

Drug overdoses have been rising steadily in the United States for the past decade, and it’s most the result of opiate use. National Public Radio reported earlier this week that one organization is using instant drug test kits to try to reduce the rate of overdose and help opiate users to stay as safe as [...]

Risky Business: Why It’s Dangerous to Purchase Drugs Online

By |2017-05-15T19:04:13+00:00May 15th, 2017|

The Internet has infinite uses in the modern world. For some people, Internet access has become a way to purchase drugs online. The rising costs of prescription meds and insurance premiums alongside increasing rates of addiction have led some people to turn to the Internet to find drugs. While it may seem like an easy [...]

Working Through an Enmeshed Relationship in Recovery

By |2017-05-12T18:44:07+00:00May 12th, 2017|

An enmeshed relationship, whether it’s with a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend, can be chaotic and draining for both parties. In order to lead balanced and healthy lives, it’s important for people in recovery (and people in general) to have balanced and healthy interpersonal relationships. But that’s easier said than what [...]

What Documentaries on Addiction Can Do for Awareness

By |2017-05-10T18:58:14+00:00May 10th, 2017|

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the statistics about drug use and overdose rates in America. Nearly half a million Americans have died of drug overdoses since 2000 and over sixty percent of those involved opiates (CDC.) That’s an almost incomprehensible number. But most people are more affected by the very human and relatable [...]

Celebrate National Mental Health Month by Practicing Self Care

By |2017-05-05T18:50:56+00:00May 5th, 2017|

May is officially National Mental Health Month in the United States. Also called National Mental Health Awareness Month, the initiative was started in 1949 by an organization called the National Association of Mental Health (now called Mental Health America.) It was started for the purpose of raising awareness about mental health issues and helping communities [...]

Florida Governor Officially Declares Opiates a Public Health Emergency

By |2017-05-03T18:15:47+00:00May 3rd, 2017|

Like every region of the United States, opiate addiction and overdoses have overwhelmed Florida, including the south Florida region. Over the past several years, first responders and medical professionals have seen surges in overdose rates as well as treatment enrollment rates. Families and individuals have seen the destruction as well, on a personal level. Amidst [...]

How to Be More Confident in Addiction Recovery

By |2017-05-01T17:38:37+00:00May 1st, 2017|

Addiction and alcoholism rob people of many things- relationships, their home, security, jobs, inner peace, and sense of self. In addition to reducing individuals to complete dependence on a substance, addiction can steal people’s self-esteem, self-respect, and self-worth. A lot of the time, this is because addiction and alcoholism cause people to engage in behaviors [...]