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22
Oct

How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic Spouse

When my husband finally entered AA, I was told that Al-Anon would be good for me. I went thinking I’d learn how to support a recovering alcoholic spouse and then I’d be done with it. I was too busy for Al-Anon and I wasn’t the one with the problem anyway. Needless to say, I was...
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16
Oct

Addiction Consquences

Addiction runs the gamut in terms of the consequences that come with it. The consequences behind addiction can be emotionally devastating and deadly. To understand addiction consequences, it’s important to recognize that addiction is a disease of the brain. In 2011, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) released a new definition of addiction highlighting...
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08
Oct

Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Aid Your Recovery

When my husband’s drinking became too much for me, I took the advice of a friend and found an Al-Anon meeting. I needed to recover from the affects alcoholism had on my life. Al-Anon taught me how to change my behavior and learn healthy coping mechanisms that focused on me and not my alcoholic husband....
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24
Sep

Sponsorship in Al-Anon

Every day, minute and second, someone is suffering from the disease of addiction or alcoholism, and it’s not just the person who is drinking or using drugs. For decades, Al-Anon has helped millions of families and friends who have been affected by the disease of addiction/alcoholism. We believe addiction is a family disease and with...
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14
Sep

National Recovery Month

America’s communities are suffering from the consequences brought on by the ever growing epidemic of the disease of addiction and mental illness. If you personally are not suffering, I guarantee you know someone who is. This can be a family member, close friend, co-worker, neighbor or an acquaintance. With the high price of treatment, many...
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10
Sep

7 Tips for Living With a Recovering Addict

These tips for Living with a recovering addict begin with an open mind, the power to let go and a lot of patients. Addiction is a family disease, it affects not only the one addicted, but everyone close to him. Recovery is forever and transitioning from an inpatient treatment center to life at home may...
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02
Sep

DUI or DWI a sign of Addiction

Is being charged with a DUI or DWI a sign of addiction? The charge of a DUI or DWI can definitely bring on devastating consequences. From depleting you financially, having your driver’s license suspended or revoked, to the social embarrassment, driving while under the influence can wreak havoc on you and your loved ones life....
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02
Sep

Why do we try drugs?

In today’s society, the dangers of drug abuse are well known and widely discussed. It’s talked about everywhere from schools to TV to social media platforms. From an early age we are taught that drugs are bad and will, ultimately, only have a negative affect on our lives. So why do we try drugs? One...
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26
Aug

Benefits of Sober Monitoring

Re-entering the world newly recovered from a treatment facility can be frightening. Despite the dismal statistics, you really can beat the odds. Say hello to a new recovery buzzword: Sober Monitoring. Sober monitoring can be paralleled to an architectural blueprint or structured plan to assist the newly recovered alcoholic, drug addict, over eater, gambler, etc....
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