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How Finding My Passion Has Helped Me Stay Sober for 8 Years

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How Finding My Passion Has Helped Me Stay Sober for 8 Years   Addiction is a life wasted. Sobriety is that life reversed, turned around. Not a quote, my words.   My name is Andy and the last eight and a half years of my life have been sober ones. It hasn’t been easy, to say

Why You Want a Coach – 5-Year Continuum of Care for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic and fatal diseases that require a continuum of care to help the client fully recover physically, mentally and emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually. It is a common myth that detox alone, or, detox and a 30-day inpatient treatment stay sufficiently rehabilitates the client to never drink or use again. In

A Mindful Sobriety

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In recent decades, mindfulness and meditation have become popular catch-words, described as the newest pathway to healing in everything from professional journals to pop psychology columns in fashion magazines. The concept of present-centered awareness, though a component of most ancient philosophies and religions, seems to be a experiencing a heroic comeback. Why now? Is it

Don’t Fool Yourself: What 6 Classic Pranks Teach Us About Rationalization

Did you fall for any April Fool jokes this weekend? You may dislike being the butt of a prank, but most of them are harmless enough. That can’t be said of the rationalizations people use to “fool” themselves into starting or returning to, harmful drugs. Often, as with the classic prank, the trap is extremely

Six Reasons a Gender Responsive Addiction Treatment Program is Best

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Six Reasons a Gender Responsive Addiction Treatment Program is Best State and local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations alike are becoming increasingly aware of the ways that race, class, and gender affect social issues. Drug addiction, poverty, and crime are all intertwined with these factors. A gender-responsive treatment program takes these issues into account. Drug treatment

Born Alcoholic

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Alcoholism is a disease that people can be genetically predisposed to. Research demonstrates that some individuals are more inclined to struggle with this disease than others. Studies show that children of alcoholics have the same brain activity as family members which can put them at higher risk to develop alcoholism later in life. The Texas