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Addiction and Abusing ADD/ADHD Medication

Do you ever find yourself here but you’re not really there? Or rather you’re here, there, and everywhere while you still haven’t gone anywhere. The mind is infatuated with curiosity. Down the rabbit hole we go, everything getting more and more curious. Really though its human nature to wander or to wonder as we feel …

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The Fear of Getting Sober

Those of us who are familiar with the rotten dismantling of alcoholic thinking know quite well the frightening places this disease can take us. Addiction is a demon that may sleep for a little bit, but never completely departs from our sides. As we scuffle thru life smelling the roses here and there, addiction is …

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The Role of Guilt in Addiction

None of us are able to predict the future and where exactly we are going. Our blueprints are often unfinished rough drafts implemented from thought to action prematurely. Due to this imaginative impulsivity, we create hopes, dreams, and aspirations full of ambition with only a small percentage of these best laid plans coming to fruition. …

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The Roots of Cocaine Addiction

In a world addicted to speed, it’s easy to mesh all of life’s moments into this justified blur of doing what it takes to get by. Some with more rational motives than others, but nonetheless a rush to nowhere where you must run twice as fast just to stay in place. As Brooks Hatlen once …

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How Non-Alcoholic Drinking Patterns are Still Harmful

Ethanol, otherwise known as alcohol, has been around since the dawn of time. At least as old as the fermented sugars it’s derived from are.Whether celebrating, mourning, or just completely trying to mask your feelings to hide from life, alcohol has been an acceptable liquid to sip on since that dawn of time(minus a brief …

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What Qualities Should a Good Sponsor Have?

From blatant powerlessness to brimming with undeniable power, how is it that any hopeless alcoholic ever manages to make their lives look appealing to anyone? How does somebody festering with despair oozing out of their pores later become a shining beacon of hope in the recovery community? Simply by taking recommendation and giving it back …

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How to Defeat Holiday Depression in Sobriety

It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year where we rush from one heat source to the next(even those of us in Florida sadly). The time of the year where a hot cup of java and yoga/sweat/pajama pants are your best friend (more so than normal). That time of the year …

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Russell Brand Celebrates 16 Years in Recovery

Life is way too short to stay stuck in an Eeyore like prose for the remainder of your days. What little bit of it we have should be enjoyed with love, fun, and laughter. Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy one can find. Laughter soothes the soul. It builds relationships. …

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Opioid Related Deaths on the Rise

Over the last several decades we’ve seen some pretty weird fads that people surprisingly hopped onto. We saw disco come and go, the pet rock didn’t stay for long, and don’t forget mullets or the worst, rooster top man buns that are now everywhere. Most of these things made their headway and disappeared with only …

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