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How Can a Pathological Liar Recover?

Everybody lies at some point in their life. Whether "the dog ate my homework" or I boosted my dying friend's morale with a "you look beautiful" even though all her hair just fell out, I always felt that some lies need to be told. However, I was a long way from being a pathological liar. [...]

2018-06-18T06:35:09+00:00 June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

7 Tips for A Successful Sober Vacation

Traveling while in recovery can be intimidating, especially when going on vacation. While many may see vacation as a time to drink and often to excess, you need to maintain your sobriety for the sake of your mental and physical health. However, being sober doesn't mean you can't have fun. It just means you need [...]

2018-06-04T06:30:55+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

How to Prepare Your Kids When You Go to Rehab

Discussing an addiction and seeking rehab when you are caring for a child, especially a very young one, can be a challenging experience. On the one hand, it's important to discuss where and why you are going, on the other, it is difficult to explain a temporary absence, and what many parents see as a [...]

2018-05-24T11:20:31+00:00 May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Non-Abstinence Programs?

The only thing worse than being an alcoholic is being a failure in recovery, and I was an epic failure. Feeling like the only thing I was good at was relapsing was so depressing that I considered suicide. That's when I decided I was better off striving to be a functional alcoholic, but I wasn't [...]

2018-06-07T07:00:13+00:00 May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Long Term Effects of LSD

LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide is a psychedelic drug popular for its mind-altering properties, causing increased sensations, hallucinations and delusions, and wakefulness. A 'trip' lasts 4-14 hours, and typically includes visual hallucinations and an altered sensory experience, where users experience euphoria, radiant colors, a feeling of slowed time, and geometric or colored patterns. Today, more [...]

2018-06-07T07:00:25+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Holistic Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

While opioids are the standard go-to medication for pain in modern medicine, they simply are not safe for many of us to use. With millions of people recovering from substance use disorders and many millions more at risk for addiction, opioids can present a danger of relapse and addiction – and taking steps to protect [...]

2018-06-07T07:00:54+00:00 April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Am I Codependent With My Addict?

I was always tired, and I didn't know why. Everyone else my age seemed perfectly capable of working full-time while taking care of their home and their families. I, on the other hand, always felt overwhelmed. Every day was a struggle, like running uphill against the wind. At 39, I was way too young too [...]

2018-04-23T02:23:22+00:00 April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Drug Addiction in the Legal Profession

Workplace substance abuse is an increasingly large problem in every industry, with statistics suggesting that 77% of drug users are employed. Substance abuse contributes to poor performance, lapses of judgment at work, and missed work days. This is well documented in high-stress professions, where doctors and lawyers face tight deadlines, heightened levels of responsibility, and [...]

2018-04-06T13:45:40+00:00 April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Should Children be Taught to Administer Naloxone?

Naloxone, frequently sold as Narcan, is an opioid drug used to block and reverse the effects of opioid abuse. The drug, which is available as a nasal spray and injection, is most frequently used to reverse overdoses in opioid drug abusers – preventing the overdose from becoming fatal. It is also readily available in most [...]

2018-03-23T09:38:47+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments