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Defining Sober Living: What Does It Mean to You to Be Sober?
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Defining Sober Living: What Does It Mean to You to Be Sober?

By on Jan 21, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Sober living is defined differently by every person who walks this path in life. Whether it is one day or 1,000 days, your life from the moment you stop using drugs and alcohol is uniquely your own. That is, once you are able to step away from these substances, your opportunities expand. You alone can define what being sober means to you. Consider Life Before...

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How to Spot a High-Functioning Addict
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How to Spot a High-Functioning Addict

By on Jan 3, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Individuals sometimes believe those with an addiction are unable to work, go to school, or remain social. Although movies do a good job of portraying an addiction like this, some people are able to do all of these things and seem stable. Yet, they still resort to using a substance to help them get through the day. A high-functioning addict is an individual who is...

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Addiction and Depression: Symptoms and Treatments
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Addiction and Depression: Symptoms and Treatments

By on Dec 18, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Depression and alcohol or drug addiction seem to go hand-in-hand. The statistics are staggering. About 15 million people in the United States experience clinical depression in any year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Many also struggle with drug or alcohol dependency. This combination can create a deadly scenario in many families....

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Signs Your Teen Is Using Drugs and Alcohol
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Signs Your Teen Is Using Drugs and Alcohol

By on Dec 7, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery |

Recognizing that your teen is using drugs or alcohol is very difficult. For some parents, it’s possible to never see the warning signs until the child is facing a drug overdose. As terrifying as that sounds, parents need to realize that drug and alcohol use is not uncommon among teenagers. Yet, understanding that your child may be using something is critical as it...

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