Drinking While Pregnant Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

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Pregnancy is often chronicled as one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, about 20% of pregnant women will struggle with depression. There are so many changes taking place with hormones and the body, having a good support system in place is important. Women’s increased vulnerability to stress makes…

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Embracing the Mess and Accepting Recovery

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It is natural for people today to be proud, confident, and self-sufficient. We don’t like to admit our mistakes, and we certainly don’t like to ask others for help. Most people in our society find it very difficult to let others in to see the mess in their lives. When…

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The Science of Gratitude Shows Multiple Benefits

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Gratitude is taking center stage in a number of scientific arenas, with research showing that the simple practice of gratitude can improve physical and emotional health, strengthen relationships and improve overall well-being. Researchers say that by giving up the victim mentality of not having enough and realizing the power of…

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Avoiding Intervention Mistakes

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When family members have tried every way possible to talk their loved one into getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, and still the person refuses to get help, it may be time for an intervention. An intervention must be done properly in order to be effective, and…

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Focusing on Recovery is the Number One Priority

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Once substance abusers begin to peek out from under the fog caused by alcohol and drug consumption, they often want to speed up the process of healthy living. They want to mend relationships, recover employment, join a gym, travel – everything they have missed because of their substance abuse. Those…

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Is Smokable Alcohol a Problem?

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Smoke-able alcohol is one of the newest dangers in substance abuse. This method of “ingesting” alcohol (taking alcohol into the body) is very similar to the method used to smoke “crack” cocaine. The alcohol is basically vaporized and inhaled as opposed to being swallowed and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.

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Isolation Hinders Recovery from Addictions

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Many alcoholics and drug addicts may see themselves as social people and “the life of the party.” Others tend to prefer isolation in a feeble attempt to keep their addiction a secret from others, or simply to avoid contact with other people in order to give their full attention to…

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Difference Between Drug Users and Abusers

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What’s the difference between a so-called recreational user and a drug abuser? Is there a gray area between them, or is there a clear boundary—a threshold beyond which lies addiction? One thing is fairly certain—for the future addict, that boundary is a moving target, always somewhere ahead in the distance,…

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Looking for a Recovery Sponsor

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When an addict or alcoholic first enters recovery, it’s always recommended to find a sponsor once you start attending twelve-step meetings. However, many people don’t know the first thing about finding a sponsor. It’s an important decision that should not be taken lightly because a sponsor will offer crucial guidance…

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5 Coping Tips For Binge Drinking Moms

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Professionals agree that there is an upswing in binge drinking moms throughout the United States. We know that alcoholism is dangerous, but it’s rarely discussed how binge drinking affects mothers. This especially rings true for single moms, women that are new to motherhood, or career-oriented mothers. Here at…

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