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The Benefits of Equine Therapy in Recovery

The Benefits of Equine Therapy in Recovery

Traditional treatments for drug and/or alcohol addiction often include detoxification under medical guidance, rehabilitation, and a combination of traditional and holistic therapies. During the last twenty years, equine therapy has grown in popularity as a successful...

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How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve Sober

How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve Sober

Sometimes Different Is Better On New Year’s Eve, a night well known for overindulgence, celebrations are often fueled by alcohol and drugs. For many people in recovery, attending those parties places them in the midst of temptation and puts their sobriety at risk. If...

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Five Tips for A Sober Holiday Season

Five Tips for A Sober Holiday Season

Whether you have a number of years in recovery or are newly sober from a drug or alcohol addiction, the holidays can be a difficult time. For many, it is a time of family gatherings, over-commitment, financial strain, and unrealistic expectations. Some may have...

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Pink Cloud Syndrome – an Overview

Pink Cloud Syndrome – an Overview

The Pink Cloud When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, recovery is hard work. This is especially true in the early stages. For many, it is a daily struggle to stay focused on their recovery plan. They must actively use the strategies and skills they learned...

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The Dangers of Study Drugs

The Dangers of Study Drugs

Throughout the country, increasing numbers of high school and college students are turning to study drugs, often referred to as “smart pills.” Students don’t take these drugs to get high. They take them to focus and stay awake. What Are Study Drugs? The term study...

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Ethical Drug Testing in the Workplace

Ethical Drug Testing in the Workplace

Employee drug testing, both random and routine, is becoming more common in both government agencies and private industry. Yet the controversy surrounding it is fierce, with one side citing an employee’s right to privacy and the other pointing to workplace safety. What...

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Love After Recovery

Love After Recovery

When drugs and alcohol have been a big part of life for a prolonged period of time, it can be scary and difficult to imagine doing everyday things while abstaining from substance use. Many people new to recovery worry their love life will be negatively impacted. How...

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Hangxiety: An Overview

Hangxiety: An Overview

The term “hangxiety” has become a popular buzzword for the feeling a person gets after a night of heavy or prolonged drinking. It describes the state of being hungover and feeling overwhelmingly anxious, guilty, or stressed. Usually, the feelings get worse as the day...

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How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

Have you ever noticed a slightly negative shift in your mood as summer draws to an end? If you have, you are not alone. Less sunlight, shorter days, colder temperatures, and less time spent outdoors causes many people to feel exhausted, depressed, and irritable....

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