What Are Yearly Sober Conferences?

One of the best things about sobriety is the ability to participate in many of the social functions that come with being a person in recovery. There are the thousands upon thousands of meetings that you can attend any given week, the holiday functions at different groups and clubrooms, the
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What Happens to Leftover Prescriptions?

Chances are if you are an addict or alcoholic the only thing you know about leftover prescriptions is in regards to medicines that belong to someone else. This means that when it comes to prescriptions of your own, there were never any leftovers, but if someone in your family had
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5 Successful Entrepreneurs in Sobriety

One thing that can be said for certain is that alcoholics and addicts are resourceful, intelligent, and highly driven people. During their years of active addiction they have to expend these inner resources and innate characteristics on getting high or drunk and finding ways to keep these activities from the
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What to Expect Detoxing from Valium

Going through withdrawals, or detoxing from any substance is never a pleasant experience. In fact, it can be so unpleasant that many addicts and alcoholics continue to use long after they are aware that it is an issue just to stave off the psychological and physical symptoms that come with
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Doctors and Drug Addiction: A Higher Percent Than You May Expect Are Addicts Too

“Substance-use disorders have plagued doctors for decades. The father of surgery, Dr. William Stewart Halstead, was reportedly addicted to both cocaine and morphine. Through my own medical training, I’ve heard the rumors: He had to take a leave of absence for his drug addiction, she lost her medical license because
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The Correlation Between Addiction and Suicide

It’s the sad truth that 24 million Americans are afflicted with the disease of addiction right now, at this very moment. It’s a much more unfortunate reality that this means millions more are affected by having a loved one deep in the throes of addiction. Parents, siblings, spouses, and friends
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The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Ever since the introduction of energy drinks onto the world market, people have found new ways to mix these drinks with alcohol. There were red bull and vodka, the Irish Trashcan, and the ever-popular Four Loko, just to name a few. Eager consumers stood by with cash in hand, ready
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OTC Meds That Are Easily Abused

With all of the talk about the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country, it can sometimes be forgot that over the counter medications or otc meds also have the potential for abuse. These medications often times do not produce the extreme euphoric highs that prescription or illegal narcotics
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Finding Help With These Support Groups for Families

People believe the alcoholic/addict is the only person who suffers from the disease of substance abuse, but in reality, an alcoholic/addict’s family and close friends can suffer just as much or sometimes even more. An addict has numerous options to get help and have support such as treatment centers, AA/NA
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Why Controlled Drinking Never Works

I’ll just have one. I know that in the past I drank a little too much, but if I can just have one it’ll take the edge of my life and I’ll be alright. I mean I deserve it, right? I worked hard this week and it’s been like 2