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Family celebrating National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness of drug & alcohol addiction. Here’s what to know.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 25 million Americans, or about 9.5 percent of the population, used an illicit drug in the past month. Sadly, as this number continues to grow, drug abuse and addiction are increasingly … Continued

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Recovery and relationships

Recovery and Relationships: How to Talk About Your Addiction

Starting a new relationship in recovery can be difficult. These tips can make it easier.   Starting a new relationship can be difficult. There’s a lot to learn about one another, and it’s important that priorities and values align. With recovery and relationships, things become even more complicated. Talking about the past can be difficult, … Continued

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Avoid intervention mistakes.

5 Intervention Mistakes to Avoid

Interventions help loved ones overcome addiction, but they aren’t always easy to plan. Here’s how to avoid common intervention mistakes.   Interventions are a common approach for helping a loved one overcome addiction. They are helpful for a myriad of concerns such as drug abuse, alcohol addiction, and even eating disorders. However, people may not … Continued

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How to help a friend through drug addiction

8 Ways to Help Your Friend Through Drug Addiction

It isn’t easy to watch a loved one struggle. Here’s how you can help a friend through drug addiction.   The National Institute of Health claims that 10% of US adults will experience a drug disorder at some point in their lives. The agency also details  that three in four of those adults report not … Continued

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Parents drinking and smoking next to their child

It’s No Secret – My Parents Use

More than just “risk taking behavior” There is increasing concern about the negative effects on children when parents or other members of their households abuse alcohol or drugs or even engage in other illegal drug-related activity, such as manufacturing of methamphetamines in home based laboratories. Abuse of drugs or alcohol by parents and other caregivers … Continued

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