Positive Mental Attitudes in Recovery

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A positive mental attitude is a major condition for sustained recovery. Many recovering alcoholics and addicts recall having been told when they were growing up that they have a “bad attitude,” usually by people in authority whose opinion they readily dismissed. Here are some of the aspects of “bad…

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Demi Levato Hospitalized for Suspected Overdose

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The nations substance abuse epidemic is once again back in our top news stories. This time mega pop music star, Demi Lovato has been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for an apparent drug overdose. The Los Angeles Police Department received a 911 call, mid-morning on Tuesday, July 24th,…

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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

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People tend to pour themselves a drink to relieve stress or otherwise alter the way they feel. It becomes problematic with the tendency to drink to mask anxiety, depression or other occurring mental health disorders. Over time, chronic alcoholism can cause damage to both the mind and body. Can…

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How Negative Emotions Can Compromise Your Sobriety

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Many addicts and alcoholics in early sobriety walk emotional tightropes, vacillating between leftover negative emotions and the newfound freedom of recovery. Unfortunately, despite anyone’s length of time sober, encountering tough times and troubling feelings are an unavoidable part of life. How well an addict in recovery can manage his or…

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Cocaine and Methamphetamine Overdoses Are Increasing

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According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, methamphetamine and cocaine overdose deaths are on the rise across the United States. In 2016, the CDC noted that 63,632 drug overdose deaths were reported, and while 66 percent of those deaths involved opioids, deadly overdoses from…

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What Is Rock Bottom in Addiction?

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Rock bottom is simply whatever it takes to make someone emotionally ready to seek recovery. Hitting your rock bottom is different for everyone. For some addicts, once you’ve become homeless, or shunned by family members, is the deepest low you can achieve. Your rock bottom can be emotional and physical.

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Surviving a Vacation in Sobriety

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For those who have finally overcome their addictions, whether it be from heroin, alcohol or other substances, the idea of a vacation may sound less like fun and more like worry. This is not an uncommon way to feel. We have all heard the horror stories of how someone…

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What Is the Pink Cloud in Recovery?

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You’ve probably heard of the pink cloud in recovery. If you’ve been to a twelve step meeting, this phenomenon is explained in Alcoholics Anonymous. Most newcomers to recovery, at one time or another, have a “pink cloud” experience. The pink cloud usually consists of a general sense of well-being, elation, optimism,…

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