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Episode 5 - Turning Grief into Purpose

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Podcast Transcript: Turning Grief into Purpose How My Company Transformed to Take On the Opioid Crisis If there ever was a charmed.. →

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Episode 3 - Debunking Addiction Myths

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Podcast Transcript: Debunking Addictions Myths We live in a world of urban myths. You’ve heard the stories that we never really landed.. →

Episode 2 - The Case for Family Support

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Podcast Transcript: InterAct LifeLine Audio Journal The Case for Family Support Intro Hi, I’m Carolyn Bradfield and I’d to welcome.. →

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Addiction

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017 and many developed the disease of addiction.  Learn more about the risk of addiction, the warning signs, and the science behind the disease.

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DISARM the Addiction Salesman

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Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies,.. →

Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction

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Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to happen... →

Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction

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People Toasting Image According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. "Although a boundary can be clearly marked by a fence or a road, it is never entirely.. →

The Surprising Truth About Addiction

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Desert Road Image According to Stanton Peele, PhD. "More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own. That's not to.. →

How Addiction Happens

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Our oldest son died of an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. Our family produced this video to help teens.. →


Recovery

Addiction is a chronic disease requiring on-going management and treatment, often referred to as recovery.  Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.  Explore content on the recovery process and how individuals can manage the disease of addiction successfully and live a healthy and fulfilled life.

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Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery

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Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery

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Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships.. →

How to Support a Partner in Recovery

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According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery is.. →

Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery

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According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There are many.. →

7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober

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According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some had many.. →


Collegiate Recovery

The Association for Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) defines collegiate recovery as a "College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other."  Learn more about collegiate recovery and their value.

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This session dealt with 5 objectives: 1. Overview of recovery 2. Overview of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) 3. Considering stigma 4. CRP.. →

Greg Benton's Story from the University of Colorado

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Greg Benton shares his personal story of how the collegiate recovery program at the University of Colorado, Boulder helped him get his Bachelors and.. →

Collegiate Recovery at the University of Central Florida

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COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE LIVING NEW LIVES IN RECOVERY ON.. →

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As an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, Daniel Fred began to turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with the pressures of.. →

Recovery is Possible from Bama Recovery-Copy

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Larry shares what collegiate recovery has meant to him as a part of Recovery Campus' series "Recovery on Campus is Possible". '



Drugs and Alcohol

Addiction often begins with the misuse of drugs and alcohol leading 1 in 10 people to become addicted before they leave high school.  Learn about the substances that individuals misuse, the effects on the brain and body, and how those substances lead to the disease of addiction.

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Christine Vestal says, "Many people are unaware of marijuana addiction. But in the public health and medical communities, it is a well-defined.. →

Heroin Addiction: What You Should Know

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According to Jaime Herndon, "Heroin is highly addictive. It’s an opioid, which binds to receptors in the brain to release the chemical dopamine. As.. →

How Fentanyl Became America's Leading Cause of Overdose.. →

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According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid painkillers like.. →

Cocaine Use: Signs, Symptoms of Cocaine Use and Addiction

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According to Natasha Tracy, "Cocaine signs and symptoms are both psychological and physical. Signs of cocaine use, though, vary depending on how much.. →

Alcohol is a Drug, and It’s Time We Addressed It

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In Sara Shepherd's article appearing on Rewire in January 2019, " Like McCormick, more than 15 million U.S. adults experience an alcohol use.. →


Coexisting Disorders

The disease of addiction most often coexists with other mental issues and disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma.  Successful addiction treatment strategies take into account the coexisting disorders and addresses them to ensure that individual can have a successful recovery,

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Understanding PTSD and Substance Use

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From the infographic: 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD also have substance use disorder(SUD)

Risk of Suicide

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In this article from the National Alliance of Mental Illness, you will learn the dangers of suicide and how to recognize the signs. "Suicidal.. →

Attending to Your Mental Health During Addiction Recovery

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Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, Linda Williams, says "More than a decade of work in the field of addiction treatment has reinforced, for.. →

The Science of Depression

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According to the ADAA, "Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease.. →


Health & Wellness

Treating addiction and maintaining long-term recovery involves strategies to promote health and wellness.  Learn more about how nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and other wellness strategies promote long-term recovery.

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Managing Your Feelings Without Substances

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"Does having a cigarette make you feel more energized and focused? Does having a drink make you feel less depressed, less anxious or help wind down.. →

4 Whole-Body Healing Techniques for Lasting Addiction.. →

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According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious is that.. →

Eating Right During Addiction Recovery

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According to Cara Gilmore, "When someone is in recovery from their addiction eating right can be just one of the many ways that they can stay on top.. →

Addiction Recovery: 7 Reasons Why Mindfulness is Such an.. →

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The Center for Mindful Psychotherapy describes mindfulness as "a state of being in the present moment. We release the regrets of the past and we take.. →

The Science of Exercise and Addiction Recovery

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According to Jennifer Scott, "For someone who is in recovery from addiction, staying on the right track is easier when you have a complete mind-body.. →




Life Skills & "Adulting"

Because the disease of addiction often disrupts the process of maturing and experiencing normal life events in a healthy way, addicts sometimes fail to develop essential life skills such as finding and holding a job. Explore life skills and adulting strategies that are essential to lead a more normal and productive life.

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Why Employment is so Important in Recovery

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34 Crucial Tips for Your Next Job Interview

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Adulting is Rough, But These Tips Make It Easier

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"So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send you off to.. →

The Secret to Saving Money

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According to Dave Ramsey, "We all have good intentions when it comes to saving money, right? We tell ourselves we’ll start saving once we reach a.. →

Basic Life Skills Your Student Needs Before Going to College

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According to College Parents of America, "College is a time where young adults go off into the “real world” and begin to become adults. There are.. →


Prevention

1 in 10 young people will become addicted before they leave high school based on their misuse of substances.  It's critical for parents, educators and the community to recognize the warning signs of potential addiction, understand who is most at risk and implement strategies to prevent the onset of the disease.

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Talking to Your Child About Drugs

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From the article in Parents: "Children today are exposed to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. The media is rife.. →

When it comes to underage drinking, most youth deserve an.. →

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Drug Awareness Video

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A video that shows the parallels of drug use between high school students and active duty soldiers. This video was produced for Fort Leonard Wood by.. →

Preventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best Strategy

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From the NIDA article, "Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. For an adult, a divorce or loss of a job may increase the.. →

Prevention as the First Line of Defense

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From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world's population but consume nearly.. →


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On the left, a lethal dose of heroin, on the right, a lethal dose of fentanylThe opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because ...

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On the left, a lethal dose of heroin, on the right, a lethal dose of fentanylThe opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of ...

Shame: The Core of Addiction and Codependency Shame: The Core of Addiction and Codependency

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According to Darlene Lancer, "Shame is so painful to the psyche that most people will do anything to avoid it, even though it’s a natural ...

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Shame: The Core of Addiction and Codependency

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According to Darlene Lancer, "Shame is so painful to the psyche that most people will do anything to avoid it, even though it’s a natural emotion ...

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How My Company Transformed to Take On the Opioid Crisis

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Episode 5 - Turning Grief into Purpose

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Podcast Transcript: Turning Grief into Purpose How My Company Transformed to Take On the Opioid Crisis If there ever was a charmed life, I was sure ...

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Podcast Transcript: Every president since Bill Clinton has tried to tackle the question of how to improve healthcare in America, but the ...

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Podcast Transcript: Debunking Addictions Myths We live in a world of urban myths. You’ve heard the stories that we never really landed ...

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Episode 3 - Debunking Addiction Myths

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Podcast Transcript: Debunking Addictions Myths We live in a world of urban myths. You’ve heard the stories that we never really landed on the ...

The Other Prescription Drug Problem:.. → The Other Prescription Drug Problem: ‘Benzos’ Like.. →

Article from Healthline by Temma Ehrenfeld

In her article Temma Ehrenfeld says, "We’ve heard plenty about the opioid epidemic. But there’s another less recognized prescription ...

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In her article Temma Ehrenfeld says, "We’ve heard plenty about the opioid epidemic. But there’s another less recognized prescription drug ...

Coping With Having a Family Member in.. → Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

In his article Buddy T says, "Having any member of your family in rehab for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing and ...

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Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab

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In his article Buddy T says, "Having any member of your family in rehab for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing and perhaps even ...

Money Management as a Tool to Help Maintain.. → Money Management as a Tool to Help Maintain Abstinence

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "If you have had problems with money management in the past, your continuing care counselor will probably make suggestions ...

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Money Management as a Tool to Help Maintain Abstinence

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Buddy T says, "If you have had problems with money management in the past, your continuing care counselor will probably make suggestions based on ...

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Article from UCLA by Dan Gordon

According to Dan Gordon, a UCLA study suggests meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain ...

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According to Dan Gordon, a UCLA study suggests meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people ...

5 Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse 5 Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse

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In her article Donna M. White says, "Working in an inpatient setting, I applaud the accomplishments of patients. It is nice to see progress ...

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5 Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse

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In her article Donna M. White says, "Working in an inpatient setting, I applaud the accomplishments of patients. It is nice to see progress made, ...

A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in.. → A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery

Article from Psychology Today by David Susman PhD.

David Susman, PhD. gives a dozen different options to consider when trying to support a loved one in recovery. Each individual's recovery ...

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A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery

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David Susman, PhD. gives a dozen different options to consider when trying to support a loved one in recovery. Each individual's recovery journey is ...

How Opioid Addiction Occurs How Opioid Addiction Occurs

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According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time ...

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How Opioid Addiction Occurs

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According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use ...

Episode 1 - Recovery or Remission? How We.. → Episode 1 - Recovery or Remission? How We Think About.. →

Podcast Transcript: InterAct LifeLine Audio Journal Recovery or Remission? Intro We’d like to welcome our listeners to our audio journal ...

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5 Ways to Make Sure Halloween in Recovery.. → 5 Ways to Make Sure Halloween in Recovery Isn't Scary

Article from Workit Health by Beth Leipholtz

From the article: "If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a ...

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5 Ways to Make Sure Halloween in Recovery Isn't Scary

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From the article: "If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a holiday ...

What are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery What are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery

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According to Buddy T, "When you quit drinking after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of ...

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According to Buddy T, "When you quit drinking after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of excessive ...

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From the article published in the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Drug use can have a wide range of short- and long-term, direct and ...

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From the article published in the National Institute of Drug Abuse: "Drug use can have a wide range of short- and long-term, direct and indirect ...

Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

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According to familydoctor.org, "Emotional health is an important part of your life. It allows you to realize your full potential. You can ...

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According to familydoctor.org, "Emotional health is an important part of your life. It allows you to realize your full potential. You can work ...

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Article from Reader's Digest by Elizabeth Bacharach

Elizabeth Bacharach says, "It takes just seconds to start feeling smarter, calmer, happier, and healthier."This article lists 10 things you ...

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Elizabeth Bacharach says, "It takes just seconds to start feeling smarter, calmer, happier, and healthier."This article lists 10 things you can do ...

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Article from Bustle by Brandi Neal

In her article Brandi Neal says, "Everyone gets overwhelmed from time to time, and sometimes you feel like you need a day of self-care to ...

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In her article Brandi Neal says, "Everyone gets overwhelmed from time to time, and sometimes you feel like you need a day of self-care to hit the ...

Managing a Mental Health Condition in College Managing a Mental Health Condition in College

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From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: "College means new freedoms and new opportunities. Making the transition to college isn’t ...

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From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: "College means new freedoms and new opportunities. Making the transition to college isn’t easy for ...

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Article from Teen Vogue by Molly Burford

According to Molly Burford, "While the conversation surrounding mental illness is definitely improving in both its frequency and its ...

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According to Molly Burford, "While the conversation surrounding mental illness is definitely improving in both its frequency and its sentiment, ...

11 Small but Important Ways to Take Care of.. → 11 Small but Important Ways to Take Care of Your Mental.. →

Article from Self by Casey Gueren

Casey Gueren says, "Look around (like, literally look around or scan your timeline or Twitter feed). You may have noticed that we're making ...

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21 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-self-care jplist-topic-Tips 0 324539 324539 Casey Gueren says, "Look around (like, literally look around or scan your timeline or Twitter feed). You may have noticed that we're making huge strides in destigmatizing mental illness, and that's fantastic. The importance of treating your mental health as you would your physical health is a pretty well accepted principle." This article lists some of the most impactful and least intimidating ways to take care of your mental health.

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Casey Gueren says, "Look around (like, literally look around or scan your timeline or Twitter feed). You may have noticed that we're making huge ...

Attending to Your Mental Health During.. → Attending to Your Mental Health During Addiction Recovery

Article from talkspace by Linda Williams

Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, Linda Williams, says "More than a decade of work in the field of addiction treatment has ...

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Attending to Your Mental Health During Addiction Recovery

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Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, Linda Williams, says "More than a decade of work in the field of addiction treatment has reinforced, for ...

The Connection Between Substance Use.. → The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental.. →

Article from National Institute on Drug Abuse

According to NIDA, "Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. ...

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23 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Mental-Illness jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Substance-Abuse 0 324537 324537 According to NIDA, "Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa. Although there are fewer studies on comorbidity among youth, research suggests that adolescents with substance use disorders also have high rates of co-occurring mental illness; over 60 percent of adolescents in community-based substance use disorder treatment programs also meet diagnostic criteria for another mental illness." This article explains the comorbidity between substance use disorders and mental illness.

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According to NIDA, "Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple ...

Episode 2 - The Case for Family Support Episode 2 - The Case for Family Support

Podcast Transcript: InterAct LifeLine Audio Journal The Case for Family Support Intro Hi, I’m Carolyn Bradfield and I’d to welcome our ...

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Podcast Transcript: InterAct LifeLine Audio Journal The Case for Family Support Intro Hi, I’m Carolyn Bradfield and I’d to welcome our listeners ...

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September is Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, hoping to educate others ...

Looking beyond Addiction September is Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, hoping to educate others about the disease of addiction and ...

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Looking beyond Addiction

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Looking beyond Addiction September is Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, hoping to educate others about the disease of addiction and celebrate ...

Stay Connected to Treatment Stay Connected to Treatment

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Stay Connected to Treatment September is Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, hoping to educate others about the disease of addiction and ...

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Stay Connected to Treatment

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Stay Connected to Treatment September is Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, hoping to educate others about the disease of addiction and to ...

Addiction, a Chronic Disease Addiction, a Chronic Disease

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Addiction, a Chronic Disease September is Recovery Month, but for many individuals the road to recovery is filled with landmines that blows ...

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Addiction, a Chronic Disease

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Addiction, a Chronic Disease September is Recovery Month, but for many individuals the road to recovery is filled with landmines that blows up the ...

National Recovery Month National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use ...

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National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders ...

Talking to Your Child About Drugs Talking to Your Child About Drugs

An age-by-age guide to discussing a difficult topic from Parents

From the article in Parents: "Children today are exposed to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. The media is ...

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29 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-talk-to-kids 0 309326 309326 From the article in Parents: "Children today are exposed to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. The media is rife with images that promote smoking and drinking as "cool," fun, and a natural part of life. That's why, more than ever, parents need to talk to their kids about the perils of drugs and help them separate fact from fiction. But how do you get started? According to experts, it's best to develop an ongoing dialogue with your child -- starting in the preschool years if possible -- and to look for spontaneous, everyday situations, or "teachable moments," in which to lay the groundwork for open, honest communication. The best news? Research shows that children who hear the facts about drugs and alcohol from their parents are significantly less likely to use them. Here's how to begin."

Talking to Your Child About Drugs

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From the article in Parents: "Children today are exposed to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. The media is rife with ...

When it comes to underage drinking, most.. → When it comes to underage drinking, most youth deserve an.. →

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Drug Awareness Video Drug Awareness Video

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A video that shows the parallels of drug use between high school students and active duty soldiers. This video was produced for Fort ...

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31 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Video-Video jplist-topic-Drug-Awareness jplist-topic-Teenagers jplist-topic-Prevention 0 309324 309324 A video that shows the parallels of drug use between high school students and active duty soldiers. This video was produced for Fort Leonard Wood by students enrolled in the Video Production program at Waynesville Career Center in Waynesville, MO.

Drug Awareness Video

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A video that shows the parallels of drug use between high school students and active duty soldiers. This video was produced for Fort Leonard Wood by ...

Preventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The.. → Preventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best Strategy

National Institute on Drug Abuse

From the NIDA article, "Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. For an adult, a divorce or loss of a job may ...

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32 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Prevention jplist-topic-NIDA 0 309323 309323 From the NIDA article, "Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. For an adult, a divorce or loss of a job may increase the risk of drug use. For a teenager, risky times include moving, family divorce, or changing schools. When children advance from elementary through middle school, they face new and challenging social, family, and academic situations. Often during this period, children are exposed to substances such as cigarettes and alcohol for the first time. When they enter high school, teens may encounter greater availability of drugs, drug use by older teens, and social activities where drugs are used."

Preventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best Strategy

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From the NIDA article, "Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. For an adult, a divorce or loss of a job may increase the risk ...

Prevention as the First Line of Defense Prevention as the First Line of Defense

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From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world's population but consume ...

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33 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-APA jplist-topic-Prevention 0 309322 309322 From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world's population but consume nearly one-third of the global opioid supply, according to an expert group affiliated with the United Nations, the International Narcotics Control Board. Much of that consumption is misuse: Data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that 11.8 million Americans currently misuse opioids."

Prevention as the First Line of Defense

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From the article by the American Psychological Association: "Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world's population but consume nearly ...

Why Employment is so Important in Recovery Why Employment is so Important in Recovery

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34 Crucial Tips for Your Next Job Interview 34 Crucial Tips for Your Next Job Interview

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Adulting is Rough, But These Tips Make It.. → Adulting is Rough, But These Tips Make It Easier

Article from elite daily by Jessica Oaks

"So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send ...

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36 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-adulting jplist-topic-Tips jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-how-to jplist-topic-adulthood jplist-topic-College 0 309319 309319 "So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send you off to school with a pre-packed lunch made with love by mom. OK, so you're a little farther along adulthood than those days, but still, this grown-up stuff — paying bills, rent, going to bed at a reasonable hour, time management business — it can be a rough transition when you first start out." This article provides tips that will make adulting a lot easier and cheaper so you can fulfill your best grown up potential.

Adulting is Rough, But These Tips Make It Easier

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"So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send you off to ...

The Secret to Saving Money The Secret to Saving Money

Article from Dave Ramsey

According to Dave Ramsey, "We all have good intentions when it comes to saving money, right? We tell ourselves we’ll start saving once we ...

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The Secret to Saving Money

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According to Dave Ramsey, "We all have good intentions when it comes to saving money, right? We tell ourselves we’ll start saving once we reach a ...

Basic Life Skills Your Student Needs Before.. → Basic Life Skills Your Student Needs Before Going to College

Article from College Parents of America

According to College Parents of America, "College is a time where young adults go off into the “real world” and begin to become adults. ...

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38 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Skills jplist-topic-life jplist-topic-College jplist-topic-adulting jplist-topic-adulthood jplist-topic-adolescent jplist-topic-parent 0 309317 309317 According to College Parents of America, "College is a time where young adults go off into the “real world” and begin to become adults. There are many skills that we assume these young adults have, but they may not know how to apply them in their own environment. These skills may seem obvious to us, but in order to set our students up for success, we need to make sure they are prepared." This article lists a number of important life skills every young adult should have before going to college.

Basic Life Skills Your Student Needs Before Going to College

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According to College Parents of America, "College is a time where young adults go off into the “real world” and begin to become adults. There are ...

Managing Your Feelings Without Substances Managing Your Feelings Without Substances

Article from SMART Recovery

"Does having a cigarette make you feel more energized and focused? Does having a drink make you feel less depressed, less anxious or help ...

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39 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Substances jplist-topic-feeling jplist-topic-Emotion jplist-topic-Self-help jplist-topic-self-control jplist-topic-Coping jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol 0 309316 309316 "Does having a cigarette make you feel more energized and focused? Does having a drink make you feel less depressed, less anxious or help wind down tension at the end of a long day? The reality is, people use substances because they have an effect that they appreciate. The problem for some, however, is that the effect of substances is inherently short term. Once the effect has passed, you may find that you want to feel those effects again because the underlying state of being is uncomfortable in some way." -SMART Recovery This article discusses establishing a healthier relationship with your feelings rather than relying on substances to manage how you feel.

Managing Your Feelings Without Substances

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"Does having a cigarette make you feel more energized and focused? Does having a drink make you feel less depressed, less anxious or help wind down ...

4 Whole-Body Healing Techniques for Lasting.. → 4 Whole-Body Healing Techniques for Lasting Addiction.. →

Article from HealthWorksCollective by John Henning

According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious ...

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40 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Technique jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-healing jplist-topic-Health 0 309315 309315 According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious is that getting rid of the substance is just the beginning of addiction recovery. In order to stay sober in the long term, it’s important to replace old habits and addictions with new, healthy habits." This article provides healthy, non-medication tools and habits that can help you achieve long-term addiction recovery.

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According to John Henning, "While it’s obvious that an addicted person needs to stop using the addictive substance, what’s less obvious is that ...

Eating Right During Addiction Recovery Eating Right During Addiction Recovery

Article from Breakthrough Psychology Program by Cara Gilmore

According to Cara Gilmore, "When someone is in recovery from their addiction eating right can be just one of the many ways that they can ...

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41 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Nutrition jplist-topic-food jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Mental-Health 0 309314 309314 According to Cara Gilmore, "When someone is in recovery from their addiction eating right can be just one of the many ways that they can stay on top of things. Not only have studies shown that eating right can help people to stay physically healthy which can improve one’s self-confidence (very important in recovery) but it has many other benefits as well." This article explains how eating right can reduce stress and anxiety levels during addiction recovery.

Eating Right During Addiction Recovery

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According to Cara Gilmore, "When someone is in recovery from their addiction eating right can be just one of the many ways that they can stay on top ...

Addiction Recovery: 7 Reasons Why.. → Addiction Recovery: 7 Reasons Why Mindfulness is Such an.. →

Article from Center for Mindful Psychotherapy

The Center for Mindful Psychotherapy describes mindfulness as "a state of being in the present moment. We release the regrets of the past ...

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42 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Mindfulness jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-practice jplist-topic-meditation jplist-topic-Strategy 0 309313 309313 The Center for Mindful Psychotherapy describes mindfulness as "a state of being in the present moment. We release the regrets of the past and we take a break from our fears about the future. Life unfolds in the here and now and mindfulness helps us accept and understand this."Mindfulness has become a go to treatment for all kinds of addiction including addictions to drugs, sex, alcohol, gambling, food, internet, and more. This article gives 7 reasons why mindfulness is an effective treatment for addiction recovery.

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The Center for Mindful Psychotherapy describes mindfulness as "a state of being in the present moment. We release the regrets of the past and we take ...

The Science of Exercise and Addiction.. → The Science of Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Article from Bad Yogi Magazine by Jennifer Scott

According to Jennifer Scott, "For someone who is in recovery from addiction, staying on the right track is easier when you have a complete ...

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43 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-exercise jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-yoga jplist-topic-meditation jplist-topic-Mindfulness jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-fitness 0 309312 309312 According to Jennifer Scott, "For someone who is in recovery from addiction, staying on the right track is easier when you have a complete mind-body approach to well being. Physical fitness has great effects on your overall health, and incorporating other alternative coping methods, such as meditation and yoga, along with exercise, can be an integral part of your road to recovery." This article explains the importance of physical fitness combined with meditation as a key part of the addiction recovery process.

The Science of Exercise and Addiction Recovery

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According to Jennifer Scott, "For someone who is in recovery from addiction, staying on the right track is easier when you have a complete mind-body ...

Understanding PTSD and Substance Use Understanding PTSD and Substance Use

Infographic from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

From the infographic: 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD also have substance use disorder(SUD)

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Understanding PTSD and Substance Use

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From the infographic: 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD also have substance use disorder(SUD)

Risk of Suicide Risk of Suicide

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In this article from the National Alliance of Mental Illness, you will learn the dangers of suicide and how to recognize the ...

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45 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-National-Alliance-of-Mental-Illness jplist-topic-NAMI jplist-topic-Prevention jplist-topic-Suicide-Prevention jplist-topic-suicide-and-addiction 0 309297 309297 In this article from the National Alliance of Mental Illness, you will learn the dangers of suicide and how to recognize the signs. "Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous and are therefore considered a psychiatric emergency. Someone experiencing these thoughts should seek immediate assistance from a target="_blank" health or mental health care provider. Having suicidal thoughts does not mean someone is weak or flawed."

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In this article from the National Alliance of Mental Illness, you will learn the dangers of suicide and how to recognize the signs. "Suicidal ...

Attending to Your Mental Health During.. → Attending to Your Mental Health During Addiction Recovery

Article from talkspace by Linda Williams

Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, Linda Williams, says "More than a decade of work in the field of addiction treatment has ...

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Attending to Your Mental Health During Addiction Recovery

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Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, Linda Williams, says "More than a decade of work in the field of addiction treatment has reinforced, for ...

The Science of Depression The Science of Depression

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Video by asapSCIENCE on the science behind depression.

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Understanding the Facts of Anxiety Disorders.. → Understanding the Facts of Anxiety Disorders and Depression.. →

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According to the ADAA, "Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as ...

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According to the ADAA, "Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease ...

Marijuana Addiction is Real but Many Users.. → Marijuana Addiction is Real but Many Users Don't Realize.. →

Article from The Washington Post by Christine Vestal

Christine Vestal says, "Many people are unaware of marijuana addiction. But in the public health and medical communities, it is a ...

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Christine Vestal says, "Many people are unaware of marijuana addiction. But in the public health and medical communities, it is a well-defined ...

Heroin Addiction: What You Should Know Heroin Addiction: What You Should Know

Medically Reviewed Article from Healthline by Jaime Herndon, MS, MPH, MFA

According to Jaime Herndon, "Heroin is highly addictive. It’s an opioid, which binds to receptors in the brain to release the chemical ...

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50 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-addiciton jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-morphine jplist-topic-Disorder 0 309281 309281 According to Jaime Herndon, "Heroin is highly addictive. It’s an opioid, which binds to receptors in the brain to release the chemical dopamine. As with most drug side effects, this release is only temporary — which leaves some people wanting more of the “good” feeling." This article answers a number of commonly asked questions about heroin addiction.

Heroin Addiction: What You Should Know

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According to Jaime Herndon, "Heroin is highly addictive. It’s an opioid, which binds to receptors in the brain to release the chemical dopamine. As ...

How Fentanyl Became America's Leading Cause.. → How Fentanyl Became America's Leading Cause of Overdose.. →

Article from ReachMD

According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid ...

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51 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-death jplist-topic-epidemic 0 309280 309280 According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. It’s synthetic opioids like fentanyl and its analogs." Fentanyl has made America's opioid epidemic the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history. In this article, ReachMD answers the questions: So what exactly is fentanyl? And why is this drug, which has been around as medicine for decades, popping up as a big cause of death now?

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According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid painkillers like ...

Cocaine Use: Signs, Symptoms of Cocaine Use.. → Cocaine Use: Signs, Symptoms of Cocaine Use and Addiction

Article from Healthy Place by Natasha Tracy

According to Natasha Tracy, "Cocaine signs and symptoms are both psychological and physical. Signs of cocaine use, though, vary depending ...

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Cocaine Use: Signs, Symptoms of Cocaine Use and Addiction

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According to Natasha Tracy, "Cocaine signs and symptoms are both psychological and physical. Signs of cocaine use, though, vary depending on how much ...

Alcohol is a Drug, and It’s Time We.. → Alcohol is a Drug, and It’s Time We Addressed It

Article on Rewire by Sara Shepherd in January 2019

In Sara Shepherd's article appearing on Rewire in January 2019, "Like McCormick, more than 15 million U.S. adults experience an alcohol use ...

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Alcohol is a Drug, and It’s Time We Addressed It

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In Sara Shepherd's article appearing on Rewire in January 2019, "Like McCormick, more than 15 million U.S. adults experience an alcohol use disorder, ...

Collegiate Recovery Programs: A.. → Collegiate Recovery Programs: A Groundbreaking Solution for.. →

Presentation by Sara Fudjack and Annie McCullough

This session dealt with 5 objectives: 1. Overview of recovery2. Overview of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs)3. Considering stigma4. CRP ...

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Collegiate Recovery Programs: A Groundbreaking Solution for.. →

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This session dealt with 5 objectives: 1. Overview of recovery2. Overview of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs)3. Considering stigma4. CRP outcomes5. ...

Greg Benton's Story from the University of.. → Greg Benton's Story from the University of Colorado

CBS News Special Report

Greg Benton shares his personal story of how the collegiate recovery program at the University of Colorado, Boulder helped him get his ...

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Greg Benton's Story from the University of Colorado

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Greg Benton shares his personal story of how the collegiate recovery program at the University of Colorado, Boulder helped him get his Bachelors and ...

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A Student's Story

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Collegiate Recovery at the University of Central Florida

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Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery

Infographic from Recovery Research Institute

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Hierarchy of Needs Model for Recovery

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Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy ...

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58 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Relationships jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-friendship jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol 0 309186 309186 Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships to support you during your recovery process. For most people who go through a professional rehab program, that can mean having to make an entire set of new friends." This article explains the importance of developing new, positive friendships with people who support your addiction recovery efforts.

Developing Healthy Relationships in Recovery

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Buddy T says, "If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships ...

How to Support a Partner in Recovery How to Support a Partner in Recovery

Article from Living Better 50

According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery ...

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How to Support a Partner in Recovery

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According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery is ...

Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery

Article from Patient Empowerment Network by Kelly Coleman

According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There ...

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Healthy Habits to Help Addiction Recovery

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According to Kelly Coleman, "Attaining a well-balanced, healthy life with a well-managed addiction involves adopting healthy habits. There are many ...

7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober 7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some ...

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7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober

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According to Buddy T., "It is estimated that 90 percent of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some had many ...

DISARM the Addiction Salesman DISARM the Addiction Salesman

Article from SMART Recovery

Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies, ...

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DISARM the Addiction Salesman

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Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies, excuses, ...

Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction

Medically Reviewed Article on Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to ...

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Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction

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Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to happen. Once ...

Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

People Toasting Image According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. "Although a boundary can be clearly marked by a fence or a road, it is never ...

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Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction

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People Toasting Image According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. "Although a boundary can be clearly marked by a fence or a road, it is never entirely ...

The Surprising Truth About Addiction The Surprising Truth About Addiction

Article on Psychology Today by Stanton Peele, PhD.

Desert Road Image According to Stanton Peele, PhD. "More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own. That's not ...

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The Surprising Truth About Addiction

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Desert Road Image According to Stanton Peele, PhD. "More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own. That's not to say it ...

How Addiction Happens How Addiction Happens

A Personal Story of a Fentanyl Overdose

Our oldest son died of an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. Our family produced this video to ...

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How Addiction Happens

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Our oldest son died of an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. Our family produced this video to help teens ...

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University of Alabama Collegiate Recovery Program

Larry shares what collegiate recovery has meant to him as a part of Recovery Campus' series "Recovery on Campus is Possible". '

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Larry shares what collegiate recovery has meant to him as a part of Recovery Campus' series "Recovery on Campus is Possible". '

COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE LIVING NEW LIVES IN.. → COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE LIVING NEW LIVES IN RECOVERY ON.. →

Article appearing in Sober Nation

As an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, Daniel Fred began to turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with the ...

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68 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Collegiate-Recovery jplist-topic-Sober-Nation 0 308972 308972 As an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, Daniel Fred began to turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with the pressures of school and the loss of his roommate to suicide. Despite his 1.7 GPA, stints in jail, and his inability to connect with his peers, he didn’t see his drinking as a problem but he knew he was struggling. After his second year, Daniel was kicked out of the university and moved to Texas to try a new lifestyle. In Texas, after two weeks of sobriety, Daniel’s grandparents arranged for him to meet with the program director of Texas Tech University’s Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery. In order to be considered for admittance into the program, he was asked to commit to attending recovery support meetings for a semester. Read the full article

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As an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, Daniel Fred began to turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with the pressures of ...

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