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Is Weight Gain in Recovery Normal
Is Weight Gain in Recovery Normal

  You’ve probably heard it time and time again. Those who get off drugs or even alcohol will often find their weight ballooning in the next several years. Their stomachs bulge out a little more. Or, for some people, they may even put on over a hundred pounds...

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5 Reasons to Love Recovery
5 Reasons to Love Recovery

“24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an...

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What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Recovery
What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Recovery

Recovery is like a roller coaster ride, so knowing what to expect in the first 30 days of recovery can make it less overwhelming. It takes a lot of discipline, patience and motivation. Trying to restore balance to the body is not as easy as it sounds. Those who are...

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Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created this initiative to educate the public on the dangers of alcohol dependence and related substance use issues. Originally created to target college students, this initiative...

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What is Dual Diagnosis?
What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis refers to a person that is suffering from substance use disorder in addition to an underlying psychiatric or mental health issue. While alcoholism and drug addiction are themselves mental disorders, many people that are experiencing addiction also have...

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Keep Your Sobriety
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Keep Your Sobriety

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It’s also is a holiday that celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish in general. And drinking excessive alcohol in Ireland is...

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The Thin Line between Love and Enabling
The Thin Line between Love and Enabling

Friends, family members, and significant others of an individual dealing with substance abuse often fail to realize that they are acting as enablers in their loved one's life. To make the decision to treat their addiction, an individual must come to terms with how...

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