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Benadryl Relapse? Why It May (Or May Not) Be a Thing

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I’ve heard a lot of questions asked by fellow addicts and alcoholics regarding certain aspects of recovery and sobriety – questions that, however sincere, I could deem nothing short of misguided. Most of these questions revolve around what exactly relapse entails, and how long one can dick around in the gray area before actually needing […]

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Sugar Addiction Is Not So Sweet

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During the course of the past 10 years, scientists and addiction specialists across the nation have been carefully studying the affects of sugar on the brain after innumerable individuals have come forward claiming that they are addicted to sweets. The results have been somewhat shocking to many. Studies have shown that sugar very likely affects the […]

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8 Reasons Why Rehab Romances Fail

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Starting a relationship while in drug rehab is equivalent to clipping the wings of a baby bird before attempting to teach it to fly. Entering an addiction treatment center for the first time can be terrifying – being forced to look at yourself in sober light for what may potentially be the first time in […]

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Addiction Recovery: There’s An App For That

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon was concerned by the number of young people suffering from addiction but avoiding seeking treatment based on long-standing stigmas attached to chemical dependency. Several of the college students’ own close friends had experienced drug addiction and alcoholism – and despite having no personal experience with addiction himself, Brannon knew […]

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AA: America’s Favorite Cult?

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Claiming that an organization that has unquestionably improved and saved innumerable lives is in any way a cult – a word with harshly derogatory connotations – will predictably stir up quite a bit of controversy amongst its members. Therefore, I will avoid stating outright that Alcoholics Anonymous is a cult; partially to avoid a wholly […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Sponsor Is Essential

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In the not-so-distant past, addiction was widely believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease. Today, we have the benefit of years of research, which have afforded a much better, more enlightened understanding of addiction. We’ve realized that addiction is actually a chronic, progressive brain disease for which there’s no cure. Originating in […]

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The 30-Day Peace + Serenity Challenge

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Whether you’re looking to find peace and serenity in means to support your recovery, sobriety or just overall happiness in life – we’ve spoken to hundreds of folks living a spiritually fit life who follow a handful of basic principles. Peace and serenity do not come externally, they come from within! Those who seek it […]

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How to Seek Addiction Treatment and Keep Your Job

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When a person develops an addiction, it typically comes at a very high cost. Many addicts lose their relationships, financial independence, jobs, homes, or ever their lives. With substance abuse becoming an increasingly central part of one’s life, all of one’s other responsibilities become much less important, falling by the wayside until they’re lost or […]

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MTV’s Ryan Knight Dies from Apparent Drug Overdose

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If you are a fan of MTV’s hit prime time shows The Real World or The Challenge, then chances you are that you have probably heard of the recent loss of Diem Brown to ovarian cancer earlier in November. But even more recent is the sudden, tragic loss of Ryan Knight to an apparent overdose […]

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Twin Town Treatment Center Addiction Counselor Sued for DUI

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On November 24, 2012, Sherri Wilkins—a 52-year-old alcohol and drug about counselor employed by Twin Town Treatment Center in Torrance, CA—was about to leave work when she decided to have a few drinks before driving home. She drank three single-serving bottles of vodka and a can of beer before pulling out of the rehab’s parking […]