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5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People in Recovery

Sometimes the recovery community has people who are less than friendly, and sometimes ‘normal’ people find it hard to be civil, and situations become stressful. As individuals in recovery we need to be mindful of the fact that not everyone is living the program we are living, and not everyone practices the principles we practice. . . . . Continue Reading

4 Surprising Things I Learned From Being a Prescription Pill Addict

My drugs of choice were prescription pills, and that was anything from Xanax to Roxicodone. Prior to using prescription pills, I had a lot of misconceptions about them and thought things that I later found out to be very untrue. I thought of the ones that were the craziest and biggest ones for me to . . . . Continue Reading

The Link between Postpartum Depression and Substance Abuse

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth; it can also happen after miscarriage and stillbirth. Suffering from postpartum depression can make you feel very useless, hopeless and sad and can even result in issues bonding with your baby. A lot of women turn to alcohol and . . . . Continue Reading

How to Stage an Intervention for Someone with an Eating Disorder

If you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, this can be a very scary and life-threatening disease. Just like alcoholism or addiction, this is a progressive illness that sometimes requires an intervention. There are three critical phases to an eating disorder intervention; the planning, the intervention and the follow-up. I’ve given step-by-step . . . . Continue Reading

In the News: Josh Brolin Heads to Rehab

Josh Brolin has reportedly checked into Rehab for a substance abuse problem. This actor, who is best known for his roles in Milk and Gangster Squad, has admitted himself into a Northern California treatment facility just weeks after allegedly getting into a drunken fistfight at a pub, reports US weekly. The actor has apparently made . . . . Continue Reading

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