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Category: Addiction

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer woman alone on a swing

Unlike other chronic health conditions and diseases, people who suffer from addiction are often blamed for it. No one sets out to become addicted, but negative beliefs and attitudes about people with substance abuse disorders can create barriers like shame and fear that can keep people from getting help and living a fully sober and […]

How to Stop Enabling Addiction

How to Stop Enabling Addiction Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?

Many times, family members and loved ones try to help an addicted loved one, but unknowingly make the situation worse. Dealing with alcohol or drug addiction in the family is a difficult and complex situation, many people find themselves enabling a loved one and ultimately contributing to the addiction. So, if you’re reading this article […]

8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic high functioning alcoholic at work

Sometimes a person can become overly confident in his or her sobriety and believe that it is possible to return to controlled casual drinking without falling back into full-blown addiction. Or, a person may begin using alcohol because he or she previously only had a problem with heroin or other opioid drugs. However, this flawed […]

Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery

Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery prescription medications

Taking prescription medication in recovery from addiction can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. While in some instances, prescription medication may be necessary to recover from surgery, to treat a diagnosed illness, or to improve your overall health and quality of life, they also have the potential to derail your recovery efforts. Taking prescription medication […]

How to Stay Sober as a Parent in “Wine Mom” Culture

How to Stay Sober as a Parent in “Wine Mom” Culture mom playing with her daughter

Updated on August 25th, 2020 It’s no secret that alcohol is often viewed as a necessary and normal part of life in American culture. And with the ever-growing “wine mom” culture, moms — and parents in general — are told that it’s not only acceptable to booze it up, but it’s expected.

Top 10 spots where addicts hide drugs

Top 10 spots where addicts hide drugs

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text use_border_color=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.11.1″] It’s not uncommon for people who are struggling with addiction to try to hide their addiction from family and friends by stashing their drugs in hiding spots. Addicts often hide their drugs around the home, in the car, or at work to […]

7 Sober Ways to Cope with Stress During Finals Week

7 Sober Ways to Cope with Stress During Finals Week students taking their finals

Finals week. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel but it can also be the worst week of the entire semester. Although months of hard work are finally coming to an end and summer break is just around the corner, you still have to make it through a week of intense testing, final […]

Are You Substituting One Addiction for Another?

Are You Substituting One Addiction for Another? Are You Substituting One Addiction for Another?

Updated on April 16th, 2021 Some activities such as excessive exercise, gambling, binge eating, and sex affect the brain’s pleasure center in the same way drugs and alcohol do, making it easy for some individuals in recovery to replace a substance abuse problem with another addiction. If you’re a Eudaimonia sober living resident or you’re […]

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