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7 Ways to Reconnect with God in Recovery

7 Ways to Reconnect with God in Recovery Millions of people are led astray by drugs, alcohol, and intoxication. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health claims that of the 1 in 7 Americans facing a drug or alcohol addiction, only 11% of us ever seek out ...
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Will I Be Shunned by My Congregation After Rehab?

Will I Be Shunned by My Congregation After Rehab? Today, millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorder, otherwise known as addiction. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a service provided by the government, suggests that over 19 million of us are addicted. That same study goes on ...
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Recovery Requires Balance and Routine

It is a challenging task to find your Way in your new-found fellowship of recovery. Those of you that underwent treatment are subject to an introduction on what the program requires of you if lasting recovery is your goal; a significant takeaway from rehab that most people have is the ...
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Addiction Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

If you are working a program of addiction recovery, then you have begun a journey that just a short time ago you may have thought impossible. It’s likely that you understand how vital it is to stick to your recovery routine, day-in-and-day-out if you are going to continue making progress ...
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Mental Health: SAMHSA National Prevention Week

The theme of National Prevention Week (NPW) is Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow. NPW is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); the organization is committed to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. You can take part in ...
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Heroin Overdose Deaths In Northern California

Despite being so close to Mexico, California is fortunate in respect to its drug overdose rate (per capita) compared to other parts of the country. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the states hit hardest by the opioid addiction epidemic are comparatively rural. While California is the ...
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Mental Health Month: Fitness 4Mind4Body

Addiction treatment, while life-saving, is a monumental undertaking involving making changes to practically everything in one’s life. Those set on recovering from alcohol or substance use disorder commit themselves to doing whatever is needed to prevent relapse once treatment concludes. People in recovery often say that the only thing that ...
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Prescription Opioids Decline In America

Prescription opioids should be on many people’s mind considering the media’s constant focus on America’s favorite pain relievers. In recent years, the country has had to face the reality that Our relationship with prescription painkillers is untenable. Some twenty years after the epidemic began, roughly hundred people die of an ...
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Addiction Is A Public Health Crisis

The idea that people struggling with drugs and alcohol are at fault for their addiction is preposterous and yet it is something that many individuals maintain to be true. Whenever someone doesn’t fully understand something they are apt to fear it, fright leads to reaction and usually the wrong response ...
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Mental Health Care at College is Hard to Access

Young adulthood is a transitionary period in people’s lives. Individuals finish high school and set about on a quest in search for a purpose and place in life. Several factors can complicate a person's journey to find a path in life that is in line with what they hope to ...
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Alcohol Awareness Month, Changing Attitudes

It’s time to talk about alcohol, seeing as it is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that each year nearly 90,000 Americans die prematurely due to alcohol-related complications. Alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death, after tobacco and poor diet. Unlike ...
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Prescription Opioids Covered by Medicare

Is putting limits on prescription painkillers the answer to the American opioid addiction epidemic? Would thresholds on prescription opioids reduce the number of people who are, or would become, opioid addicts? Both of these questions are worth asking, but they are not easy to answer for myriad reasons. First and ...
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