Recovery And The Holiday Season:
Alcohol Consumption

By Ariana Lobo The holidays are a time of celebration and community. Yet for those individuals in recovery, particularly those recovering from alcoholism, the holidays can represent a time of great struggle, stress or even anxiety. Consistently encountering environments that are prone to have alcohol, can lead such individuals into harmful situations with lasting outcomes. …

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The Road to Recovery: Mind, Body, & Soul

There exists a one-and-done mentality when it comes to recovery or rehabilitation. Peaceful getaways up-state or blissful retreats atop tranquil beaches are what first come to mind. Even though fresh air and weeks of therapy are helpful and essential, they are just the beginning. A holistic recovery is both a lengthy journey and a massive …

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A Necessary First Step: The Detox Process, Explained

When it comes to detoxing from drugs or alcohol the fix is never quick. According to the Washington Circle Group, a coalition of experts in the field of alcohol and drug abuse, detox is classified as, “a medical intervention process that safely helps a substance abuser through the experience of acute withdrawal.” Detoxing from an …

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National Take-Back Day: The Prescription Drug & Substance Misuse Crisis

Extra prescription drugs that are unused or easily accessible around one’s home can lead to substance misuse and other very real consequences. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Approximately 11.5 million adults misused prescription pain relievers at least once in the past year, representing 4.7 percent of all adults …

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