• 5 Honest Reasons We Lie (To Ourselves and Others)

    Let's talk about why and how addiction drives people to lie.

    Let's talk about why and how addiction drives people to lie.

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    It’s no secret: Lying becomes a natural response for those of us who have been hooked on drugs and alcohol. But as disturbing as this truth may seem, it helps to know why it’s happening. The Truth About Addiction-Fueled Lying So, why do people struggling with addiction lie – even in instances when it’s just […]

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  • 7 Beautifully Simple Reasons to Embrace Treatment

    Here's a few things you can look forward to once you get clean and sober.

    Here's a few things you can look forward to once you get clean and sober.

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    Days. Months. Years. Your life is slipping by, consumed by substance abuse. Caught in an agonizing cycle, you wonder if there’s any reason to reach for recovery. Is it worth the effort? Are there any rewards waiting for you in a life of sobriety? The answer is a resounding YES! Getting clean and sober leads […]

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  • I Think My Sister’s Hooked on Xanax

    I don't know how to help my sister escape the grip of Xanax addiction.

    I don't know how to help my sister escape the grip of Xanax addiction.

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    My sister has always been emotionally fragile. From a young age, she was put on Paxil to help manage her, at times, overwhelming state of anxiety. She was fearful of everything: flying, going out in public, being separated from my parents. Almost two decades later, she was finally able to wean herself off it, but […]

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  • Do Your Research – Avoid These Rehab Nightmares

    Doing your research and finding a quality treatment center has to be a priority.

    Doing your research and finding a quality treatment center has to be a priority.

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    The following stories are true and show a darker side of the rehab industry. More than that, they underline how important it is to do your research before you or a loved one enter a facility. Instead of taking a starring role in one of these horror stories, find a reputable rehab facility and get the […]

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  • The Rules of Rehab: Embracing Blackout Time

    It's smart to focus on yourself while in treatment, not the drama of the outside world.

    It's smart to focus on yourself while in treatment, not the drama of the outside world.

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    Most rehabs have a rule that, for a certain number of days at the beginning, you aren’t allowed to communicate with the outside world. No phone, email, etc. It can be a scary prospect…at first. Taking a Time Out Here’s what I realized about halfway into my blackout period: This period of isolation is there […]

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Why You Should Care About the Repeal of ObamaCare

Wondering how this repeal will impact you? Here's what you need to know.

Addiction and mental health reform has been a slow moving process in our society, but it seemed like we were finally going the right direction in terms of funding and policy. That is, until the presidency changed hands. Now, with the recent repeal of Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), people are wondering if we’ve taken two […]

Picking Up the Pieces After a Loved One Overdoses

Let's talk about putting one foot in front of the other after losing a loved one to drugs.

December 25, 2015, was one of the hardest days of Jennifer Taylor’s life. It was the first Christmas she’d ever spent without her mom. Her mother’s life was cut short after she stopped breathing in her sleep, overdosing from a combination of fentanyl patches mixed with pain pills. She went to bed one night and […]

Is an Addicted Loved One Bullying You?

Bullying is an unhealthy cycle that often spins in families stricken with addiction.

Earlier that morning, Janelle told her mother she was the best mom in the world. Coincidentally, the compliment came after Linda gave her daughter $50 to buy groceries. A few hours later, however, Janelle’s tune had completely changed. Linda refused to give Janelle a ride to her “friend’s” house to buy drugs. She also refused […]

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