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How to Survive College Life Sober

Worried about sober college life? You are not alone. Movie after movie depicts college life as a time full of boozing up and drug experimentation for the newly independent adult. However, not everyone’s story has to go like that. You can still get the most of your college experience and stay sober doing so! Many . . . . Continue Reading


Could Dedication Be Your Downfall?

Dedication is defined as the “quality of being committed to a task or purpose.” In essence, that sounds like a great attribute to have. However, when your dedication holds you back from truly pursuing your passions in life, can it be more of a downfall than an achievement? A recent article in Psychology Today believes . . . . Continue Reading


Coffee Shown to Reduce Risk of Liver Cirrhosis

Nothing beats a cup of coffee in the morning. In fact, millions of Americans start their workday with a cup of Joe; however most of them are not drinking coffee to reduce the effects of excessive drinking. Yet, believe it or not, a new study claims that drinking at least two cups of coffee can . . . . Continue Reading


3 Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry

Author: Shernide Delva Worrying can be debilitating and hold us back from living life to the fullest. Of course, it is natural to worry and most of us do. However, if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, it might be time to let go of the constant worrying. It can be frustrating when someone tells you . . . . Continue Reading


Meditation May be Bad for Memory

Author: Shernide Delva When it comes to meditation, the benefits to our mental and physical well-being have pretty much been drilled into our heads over and over again. Admittedly, I am one of those people that constantly rave about how great it is to learn how to incorporate meditation into your life. So all of . . . . Continue Reading


Hundreds March through Patterson to Support Fight against Addiction

My birth town is making me proud this week… In a display of hope against the pitfalls of addiction, hundreds of people marched through Patterson, New Jersey on Saturday Morning in the 5th Annual Passaic Country Recovery Walk. Many of the participants were recovering drug addicts and alcoholics who emerged from the grips of addiction . . . . Continue Reading


Close to $80 Million Will Be Used to Test Backlogged Rape Kits

Author: Shernide Delva Often survivors of rape and sexual abuse look for an escape by turning to drugs and/or alcohol to cope with their unpleasant emotions. Emotions like shame, guilt, embarrassment, loneliness and anger are numbed out through using substances. Failure to address the initial psychological damage associated with sexual violence is even associated with . . . . Continue Reading


Seven Nutrition Tips to Keep You Sober

If you are in addiction recovery, it may be tempting to allow yourself to indulge in all the junk food you can eat. After all, you have your addiction to tackle, why take on the stress of monitoring your food when you could be eating whatever you want? Well, evidence suggests that eating habits can . . . . Continue Reading


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