Sober Living

  • Drug Testing: How Urine Samples Turn Into Big Business

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    Who knew that substance abuse would create a hot, new commodity for the American market? No, it’s not a new drug. The latest money-maker in addiction treatment circles is “liquid gold.” With outlandish markups and more than a few fraudulent practices in play, urine drug testing has become quite the profitable business. Analyzing a urine […]

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  • Do You Drink Or Use to Repress Your Rage?

    Many people mistakenly believe substance abuse helps them get rid of anger.

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    Women in general are trained not to show anger – Southern women especially. I grew up in the South in the Reagan years, the daughter of a divorced mom. I was close to my dad, step-mother, step-brother, and grandparents. No one ever argued; no one ever fought. The one or two times I said something […]

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  • Volvo Refuses to Hire Worker Legally Taking Suboxone

    Thanks to an EEOC lawsuit, Volvo will pay for refusing to hire a worker undergoing MAT.

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    Michael Files was eager to begin his new job at Volvo. On the day he arrived for orientation, he didn’t receive a new employee welcome packet. Instead, Files was told the company had “changed its mind” about hiring him. Somehow, Volvo “discovered” Files was participating in an approved and accredited buprenorphine program. As a result, […]

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  • Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Addiction

    These quotes will give you the strength and encouragement to embrace treatment.

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    Sometimes, the right words can supply us with the inspiration and strength we desperately need. And let’s be honest, inspiration and strength are two vital ingredients for anyone who’s considering sobriety. On a personal level, I know inspirational quotes and phrases have given me strength in the past – especially when I was at my […]

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  • What Can You Offer an Estranged and Addicted Parent?

    Can you maintain your own sobriety and a relationship with an addicted parent?

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    Being in recovery is hard. Being in recovery and dealing with a parent in active addiction can be even harder. While highly functional during my struggle with substance abuse, I had the emotional age and literacy of a child. I didn’t have the communication skills to have healthy, long-lasting relationships with anyone, let alone a […]

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Drug Testing: How Urine Samples Turn Into Big Business

Who knew that substance abuse would create a hot, new commodity for the American market? No, it’s not a new drug. The latest money-maker in addiction treatment circles is “liquid gold.” With outlandish markups and more than a few fraudulent practices in play, urine drug testing has become quite the profitable business. Analyzing a urine […]

Do You Drink Or Use to Repress Your Rage?

Women in general are trained not to show anger – Southern women especially. I grew up in the South in the Reagan years, the daughter of a divorced mom. I was close to my dad, step-mother, step-brother, and grandparents. No one ever argued; no one ever fought. The one or two times I said something […]

Volvo Refuses to Hire Worker Legally Taking Suboxone

Michael Files was eager to begin his new job at Volvo. On the day he arrived for orientation, he didn’t receive a new employee welcome packet. Instead, Files was told the company had “changed its mind” about hiring him. Somehow, Volvo “discovered” Files was participating in an approved and accredited buprenorphine program. As a result, […]

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Addiction

Sometimes, the right words can supply us with the inspiration and strength we desperately need. And let’s be honest, inspiration and strength are two vital ingredients for anyone who’s considering sobriety. On a personal level, I know inspirational quotes and phrases have given me strength in the past – especially when I was at my […]

What Can You Offer an Estranged and Addicted Parent?

Being in recovery is hard. Being in recovery and dealing with a parent in active addiction can be even harder. While highly functional during my struggle with substance abuse, I had the emotional age and literacy of a child. I didn’t have the communication skills to have healthy, long-lasting relationships with anyone, let alone a […]

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