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What is Guest Blogging?

For some time now we’ve enjoyed reading posts from some very brave Addiction bloggers out there in the online blogosphere. Some of the journal entries we have come across detail the struggles addicts (and their loved ones) come across so clearly that the sharers have created online pseudonyms to keep their identity anonymous. This got us thinking about sharing some of the addiction blogs we are partial to; for your journey to Sobriety. It doesn’t really matter where you are in that journey or if you’re just here to support someone else on their journey.

Is Your Teen Struggling with Drugs or Alcohol?

Are you worried your child has a problem with drugs or alcohol? If you’re concerned, chances are he or she may need help. The first step is always prevention–engaging your child to educate them about the dangers of alcohol or drug use. If you suspect that things have advanced beyond prevention, learn to recognize the signs, find help, and finally support your child as he or she moves through recovery.

Alcohol Can Change Your Physical Appearance

 Do you ever stop and think about how drinking alcohol affects your body? Sure, you might have heard how it is bad for the liver or heart, but what about your physical appearance? Do heavy or binge drinkers have changes that occur to their appearance? Bet and believe they do. Curious as to the details? Read on for the scoop.

How to Manage Cravings

Cravings are an expectable part of early recovery. The goal is not to chastise yourself if you do have an urge to drink or use, but to recognize what triggers your cravings and to be able to manage, control, and not respond to them.

The Dangers of Drug Use in Sports

Drug use in athletes has ruined careers and lives in some instances. Whether an athlete uses an illicit or controlled drug, he or she takes a great risk of harming the body and being disqualified from the competition. It is alright to be competitive, but using performance enhancing drugs is both dangerous and unethical.

How to Prepare for Rehab

You’ve made the choice, you’re ready to change your life, and you’re committed to going to inpatient rehab. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare as you pause from your life to get medical and psychological support for your alcohol or drug addiction.

Dangers of Cultural Stigma Against Suboxone

 

For those who take medication management drugs for opiate addiction, sometimes the stigma associated with such can be a thorn in the side.

10 Things That Happen When You Get Sober

What really happens when people get sober? For an active addict or alcoholic, it’s hard to envision life free from substances.

Copper: The Documentary

Have you ever wondered how some addicts get money for their addictive habit? With many addicts so deep in the grips of addiction, it is difficult to hold down a job. Due to such some have taken to scrapping for metal such as copper in order to fund their addiction.  Film makers in Denver, CO are just about finished with a documentary that shares real life stories of addicts who are addicted to heroin and scrap for copper in order to make money.  Be sure to tune into this eye-opening film this fall.

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