Monthly Archives: April 2021

Compassion Counts When Helping Those With Addiction


Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a severe illness that pervades all parts of society. It does not discriminate among age, race, economic status, religious affiliation, or sexual preference. Once an addiction has spun out of control, it leaves a lot of debris in its wake. Loved ones may have dealt with arguments, betrayals, lies, […]

Residential Treatment In A Post-COVID-19 World

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Many Residential Treatment Programs Are Reopening After Adjusting for COVID-19 When COVID-19 first caused society to close down, many people mourned the loss of shopping and dining out. However, a more severe problem concerned those suffering from the disease of addiction: searching for an in-person treatment program. Several residential programs were unsure how to become […]

Social Isolation Complicates Addiction


One of the great joys in life is socializing with others. Going out to restaurants, shopping, and taking vacations to allow us to spend time with those we love. These activities also afford us the ability to meet new people and have new experiences. While COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on the physical health […]

Danger of Methamphetamine Use Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive narcotic that wrecks the lives of millions. Research conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that deaths resulting from methamphetamine overdoses have risen sharply in the past eight years. Perhaps most surprising is the racial groups that have been most affected by this trend. American Indian and Alaska […]

Celebrity Foundations Offer Help for Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Addiction to drugs and alcohol touches the lives of millions of people. Regardless of economic or social status, the pain and loss of life hurt everyone equally. Sometimes when a celebrity or someone they love experiences addiction, they decide to take action. The resulting foundations and groups offer help and hope to others whose lives […]

Teachers Who Work Outside the Classroom


Teachers Who Work Outside the Classroom May 4th is “Teacher Appreciation Day.” Nearly everyone can reflect on their school days and remember a great teacher they had. It might be someone who pushed them to go the extra mile or helped foster an interest in a new subject. Teachers often are underpaid and not fully […]

Do You Put Fear on a Pedestal?

Bravery is a crucial component to navigating sobriety. Without bravery, real change cannot take place or continue. While it is natural to feel fear along the path of recovery, progress cannot occur if it is in the “driver’s seat.” It takes a certain amount of bravado when it comes to: Recognizing an addiction to drugs […]

How Understanding Star Wars Can Help You Conquer Addiction


Perhaps no movie boasts a higher number of fans of multiple generations than Star Wars. Released in 1977, the science fiction tale of good vs. evil has enjoyed a hardcore fan base and a host of sequels. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and other characters lead the quest through outer space to defeat the […]

Deconstructing Stereotypes About Addiction

Why Being Sober Doesn’t Have to be Scary on Halloween

People who live with an addiction to drugs or alcohol know firsthand what their experiences are like. Each person is unique with their own story to tell about how they got where they are while struggling to achieve and maintain recovery. However, encountering stereotypes that many people believe about addiction can complicate their journey through […]

How to Stay Sober During Painful Anniversaries


Staying focused on recovery from drugs and alcohol requires a person to utilize the ability to say “no” to temptation. Often, that temptation comes in the form of someone offering a substance to another. It also can result from cravings coming from old habits. A specific set of triggers can also come from painful anniversaries […]

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