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Men Tend to Wait Longer Before Seeking Addiction Help

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), the time between the start of substance use and the first admission for getting treatment is longer for men than it is for women. The average length of time was 16.5 yea...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 5, 2016

Finally. Research Validates What I Knew Already About Childhood Trauma and Addiction.

. A Guest Article By PsyPost.org  … Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence linked to later addiction. BY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ON JUNE 2016 “Adults who have drug, alcohol, or gambling dependence have experienced very hig...

How to Prepare for Grief and Loss in Recovery

When you get sober, there are many facets of your life you’re letting go of. Not to mention that recovery also means letting go of a part of who you are and an old way of relating to the world. Plus, in recovery, you might recognize just how mu...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 30, 2016

QUESTIONS ABOUT WORKING WITH AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

What is an educational consultant? An educational consultant is a professional who assists parents with their children, teens and / or young adults. Educational consultants are skilled in helping parents find addiction treatment programs, college pre...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 30, 2016

Opioid Use Disorder Has More Than Doubled

Within the past decade, opioid use disorder, both non-medical and prescription opioid use, has more than doubled. A new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that among adults… use of non-medical pr...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 29, 2016

Stay Occupied This Summer to Stay Sober

  Having too much free time can be a recovering addict’s enemy. Being bored might bring on cravings and if you’re not careful it can result in a relapse. In order to avoid relapse, fill up your free time with healthy activities that...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 28, 2016

Recovery Techniques to Overcome Self-Doubt

Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction can be a challenge. You might encounter certain moments of self-doubt throughout your recovery journey. However, learning some techniques to prepare you for the more difficult times can be very helpful. Have a...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 27, 2016

Three Lifestyle Changes to Help Your Recovery

While going through recovery, you’ll want to make some lifestyle changes to help achieve and maintain sobriety. These changes are not things that happen over night; they take hard work and dedication. However, when you commit to making certain...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

Create Your Chosen Set of Recovery Tools

  When you’re in recovery, whether it’s from addiction or mental illness or a physical disease, you’ll need a set of recovery tools to help you get through the rough moments. And not every tool works for everyone in every situa...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

Flashback Friday

//FLASHBACK FRIDAY…where I take a look back at my Readage from years past, and reflect upon my interests and reading-related memories…// 1 YEAR AGO, I was reading: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler, 2014 VERDICT: ♥ I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! LAUGH-OU...
by Readage on Jun 23, 2016

Gambling Addiction: Can A Limit Play Program Help Stop Gambling Problems?

So I came across an interesting article yesterday about addicted gambling and a program on slot machines being tested in a Boston, MA casino in the popular recovery magazine The Fix, written by McCarton Ackerman  06/03/16.  Now, the headline alon...

TBR Thursday

//TBR THURSDAY…where I highlight some titles related to the book I’m currently reading (book of the week)…// This week’s current read is: Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.” Let’s explore some related titles I’ve got on my TBR...
by Readage on Jun 22, 2016

15 Sobriety Lessons You Should Know

Kelly Fitzgerald celebrated her three years sober from drugs and alcohol on May 7, 2016. Throughout her three years of sobriety, she has learned many important lessons and wishes to share them with others who are also in recovery. Sobriety is a lifes...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 22, 2016

Addiction Treatment Industry at the Crossroads

How unethical treatment shills hunt down patients.Check this account at Huffington Post by Ryan Grim: "Addiction Treatment Industry Worried Lax Ethics Could Spell Its Doom."Eye-opening.
by Addiction Inbox on Jun 20, 2016

Mailbox Monday

//MAILBOX MONDAY: new releases on my radar, incoming, outgoing, currently reading, read, up next…// NEW RELEASES ON MY RADAR: new books I’m excited about Sex Object: A Memoir, Jessica Valenti Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendsh...
by Readage on Jun 19, 2016

Sometimes Readers “Just Get It!” Book Reviews For “Addicted To Dimes.”

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, Readers, and New Friends! . . It has been a while since my last personal share and thoughts with all my friends. I thought it would be a great time to some news and updates happening since my last post. I remember...

Research Finds that Those Who are 65 Years and Older Binge Drink

When you think of binge drinking you might think of those between the ages of 18 and 24 participating in this kind of behavior. And it is certainly true that young adults make up the largest percentage of the population who binge drink. However, acco...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 17, 2016

Addicted to Alcohol? Here’s What You Should Know

Annie Grace, like many other people, became psychologically addicted to alcohol, meaning she was mentally dependent on it and believed it was vital to her happiness. Now, at age 37, sober Annie has a few words of advice to her younger self and anyon...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 16, 2016

Overdose Not the Only Cause of Death From Prescription Painkillers

  There have been more than 160,000 overdose deaths from prescription painkillers between 1999 and 2014 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, new research suggests that an overdose mig...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 15, 2016

Algeria: FaceBook addicts Clinic Opens

A clinic for Facebook addicts has opened in Algeria amid fears vulnerable users are becoming brainwashed by extremist Islamist groups on the ‘blue magic’ social network. The private... This is a content summary only. Visit www.cp-africa.


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