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Lifeline with Carolyn Bradfield

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Your browser does not support the audio element. Listen to this powerful episode and learn how one woman turned her own journey of having a child.. →

Episode 18 - The Gift of Community

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Make connections to help support you as you battle addiction If you are struggling with addiction or have an addict in your family, going it alone.. →

Episode 17 - The Gift of Self-Care

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How to keep yourself healthy, centered, balanced & connected when you struggle with an addicted loved one This will be my second Christmas.. →

Episode 16 - The Gift of Forgiveness

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One of the bests gifts to give yourself during the holidays, forgiveness This will be my second Christmas without my daughter Laura who.. →

Episode 15 - The Gift of Knowledge

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The holidays can be a dreaded time of the year if someone you love is suffering or has lost their battle with the disease of addiction. This will be.. →

Episode 14 - Gifts to Give Yourself During the Holidays

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The holidays are the most wonderful, but often the most dreadful time of the year if someone you love is suffering from or has lost their battle with.. →

Episode 13 - Parent Playbook - Asking for Help

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a playbook, an.. →

Episode 12 - Parent Playbook – No Unforced Errors

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a playbook, an.. →

Episode 11 - Parent Playbook – How to Be Data Driven

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a parent playbook, an.. →

Episode 10 - Parent Playbook: How to Play Offense

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If you listened to the last Audio Journal, we focused on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with a game plan, a playbook,.. →

Episode 9 - Using the Parent Playbook to Coach Your Family

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We’re coming to the end of the college football season where an elite group of teams will realize their dreams of winning their division, being.. →

Episode 8 - Technology to Take on the Opioid Crisis

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Audio Journal Technology to Take on the Opioid Crisis When I look at my iPhone or open up my laptop, I’m like most people going to Facebook... →

Episode 7 - The Elderly, the Forgotten Victims of Addiction

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Audio Journal The Elderly, the Forgotten Victims of Addiction For 20 years, my mother in law had a great relationship with the man she fell in.. →

Episode 6 - The Power of Gratitude

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Audio Journal The Power of Gratitude You may be struck that the topic of this audio journal is gratitude, especially in the midst of the.. →

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

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.. →

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

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

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Episode 9 - Using the Parent Playbook to Coach Your Family

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We’re coming to the end of the college football season where an elite group of teams will realize their dreams of winning their division, being.. →

Episode 10 - Parent Playbook: How to Play Offense

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If you listened to the last Audio Journal, we focused on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with a game plan, a playbook,.. →

Episode 11 - Parent Playbook – How to Be Data Driven

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a parent playbook, an.. →

Episode 12 - Parent Playbook – No Unforced Errors

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a playbook, an.. →

Episode 13 - Parent Playbook - Asking for Help

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This Audio Journal series focuses on what it takes to coach your family through the Opioid Crisis with the right game plan, a playbook, an.. →




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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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Addiction Relapses

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From the article: "The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But what if you’re a recovering addict? The season for cocktails,.. →

Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

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According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays can be a.. →

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.. →


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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Top 5 Scary Facts About Xanax

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Top 5 Scary Facts About Xanax. This drug was originally developed as as sleep aid with muscle relaxing properties. But researchers soon learned it.. →

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

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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.. →


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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Video by asapSCIENCE on the science behind 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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From the article: "Clinical psychologist, Julia Rucklidge, delivers an enlightening TED talk on the importance of nutrition and it’s role in.. →

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.. →




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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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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According to Christopher Johnston MD, "Recovery is the period of time that begins after an individual with an alcohol or substance use ...

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0 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-insights 0 345219 345219 According to Christopher Johnston MD, "Recovery is the period of time that begins after an individual with an alcohol or substance use disorder takes proactive steps to restore and repair the harm caused by their time in active addiction. They may enter treatment for alcohol abuse, opioid addiction, or a problem with other illicit drugs. They may go to community support groups or begin recovery on their own: whatever the case, when they take that step, that’s when recovery begins."This article explains the benefits of addiction recovery and provides data to prove recovery is beneficial.

The Benefits of Recovery, Explained (With Numbers)

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From the article:"Business Insider took a look at the mental-health state of millennials (defined by the Pew Research Center as the cohort ...

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Rebuilding Your Career After Rehab Rebuilding Your Career After Rehab

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Ten percent of American adults report being in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and a significant proportion of them are ...

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Rebuilding Your Career After Rehab

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Ten percent of American adults report being in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and a significant proportion of them are in the ...

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"If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, if you have a family member, a coworker or a friend in trouble because of ...

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In his article Buddy T says, "One of the difficulties in recognizing alcoholism as a disease is it just plain doesn't seem like one. It ...

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Recognizing Alcoholism as a Disease

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In his article Buddy T says, "One of the difficulties in recognizing alcoholism as a disease is it just plain doesn't seem like one. It doesn't look, ...

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"A recent study concludes that people who use electronic cigarettes are twice as likely to report clinical depression as those who have ...

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Episode 18 - The Gift of Community Episode 18 - The Gift of Community

Give Yourself the Gift of Community

Make connections to help support you as you battle addiction If you are struggling with addiction or have an addict in your family, going ...

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Episode 17 - The Gift of Self-Care Episode 17 - The Gift of Self-Care

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care

How to keep yourself healthy, centered, balanced & connected when you struggle with an addicted loved one This will be my second ...

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One of the bests gifts to give yourself during the holidays, forgiveness This will be my second Christmas without my daughter Laura who ...

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One of the bests gifts to give yourself during the holidays, forgiveness This will be my second Christmas without my daughter Laura who struggled ...

Episode 15 - The Gift of Knowledge Episode 15 - The Gift of Knowledge

The holidays can be a dreaded time of the year if someone you love is suffering or has lost their battle with the disease of addiction. ...

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13 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Audio-Journal-Audio-Journal jplist-topic-Podcast 0 338567 338567 The holidays can be a dreaded time of the year if someone you love is suffering or has lost their battle with the disease of addiction.  This will be my second Christmas without my daughter Laura who struggled for 15 years with addiction but lost her life to overdose on December 21, 2017, right before the holidays.  It’s hard to think about gift giving during this time of year, because the holidays may be filled with regret, grief, or stress.   This Audio Journal focuses on gifts, not for others on your list, but those that you should give to yourself.  Today’s episode is devoted to the gift of knowledge. I’ve talked to countless parents and family members who are struggling to make sense of their loved one’s substance misuse, crazy behavior, and personality change.  We often mistake addiction as a moral failing or a series of bad choices, failing to recognize that addiction is a chronic complex brain disease.  Now, let’s figure out how to unwrap the gift of knowledge so you are more prepared to deal with it. Start with understanding the science behind addiction.  Addiction is a brain disease and there is a scientific underpinning about how it manifests itself and progresses.  Let me take another brain disease that millions of us know about as an analogy, Alzheimer’s. There is a scientific and physical reason that people’s memories disappear.  It has to do with plaque coating the transmitters in the brain that allow one to process and act on information.   Once there is enough plaque build-up, signals can’t get through and memory fails.  People that have Alzheimer’s are not being difficult or frustrating’ their brain is misfiring. The human brain is wired to reward us when we do something pleasurable. Exercising, eating, and other pleasurable behaviors directly linked to our health and survival trigger the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine that makes us feel good and encourages us to keep doing what we’re doing.  But the brain can also be rewired in harmful ways when it’s exposed to drugs. When someone takes a drug, their brain releases extreme amounts of dopamine causing the brain to overreact, reducing dopamine production in an attempt to normalize these sudden, sky-high levels the drugs have created. And this is how the cycle of addiction begins because the individual will seek those substances to get that dopamine rush. So that’s part of the science of addiction.  It’s the brain’s rewiring to overproduce dopamine levels that rise and crash, causing the person to seek more of the substance to level themselves out.  You next level of knowledge should be around the condition itself.  Addiction is not an acute disease that can be treated quickly and cured.  It’s a chronic condition that will last a lifetime and requires on-going maintenance and management.  When you treat diabetes, you can’t take insulin just once, feel better right away, then stop. You have to manage yourself with medication, diet and lifestyle change over a lifetime.  The same is true of addiction. People go to rehab to treat the acute symptoms and get stabilized.  They come out looking healthy, but it’s a mistake to believe that because their acute symptoms have been dealt with the person is cured.   Without the proper long-term plan, the chances are 85% that they will return to substance misuse in less than a year following rehab.  It’s important to know the difference in the characteristics of an acute vs. a chronic disease so you know that you must play the long game. That brings us to the next knowledge gift which is know how to manage the disease long-term.  This is the most complex part of the equation and requires the most knowledge and research.  It’s important that you understand that the recovery and disease management process have many components.  First, there is a need for structure and accountability.  Because addiction has impacted the logic center of the brain, making the smallest decisions on what to do and where to go may be difficult for an addict, so the more help in this area the better. Then, there is a need for connections.  Addicts need to connect with treatment professionals, connect with each other for support, and connect with family.  The more people that are in the equation, the better the recovery process.  Next, there is the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  This involves a good diet, exercise, stress reduction, anxiety management and a commitment to health and wellness. For some people, medication is helpful, something we call Medication Assisted Therapy or MAT.  This has to be a careful decision because some medications, as with my daughter Laura who used Suboxone, can be misused and counterproductive to recovery. The bottom line is that having the knowledge of how to manage the disease long-term empowers you to make the right decisions to support yourself or your addicted loved one. And the final gift you need to unwrap is the knowledge of how you fit into the process.  The family’s understanding, support, and role in the recovery process is critical to the long-term health of the person that is addicted.  It starts with understanding that this is a disease, not a moral failing so the addict doesn’t feel more shame and guilt than he or she already does.  It then falls to what you can do to help treat the disease vs make it worse.  If you have a diabetic in your family, you don’t feed them cake.  It’s important to know what you should do and what you should avoid to help keep your loved one healthy.  The first “to do” on the list is to set expectations and boundaries so the person knows what to expect from you.  The next is to understand the warning signs that your loved one is being triggered to return to substance use coupled with an understanding of how to have that conversation and what they are willing to do to let you help them.  There are many more elements that go on this list, so it’s important to understand the “do’s and don’ts” of your role in the recovery process. Takeaways Knowledge is a powerful gift and with the disease of addiction, it’s critical.  You have to understand the science behind the disease, the characteristics of the condition, how to manage it as a chronic disease and your role in keeping the person you love healthy.   It’s said that knowledge is power and with the disease of addiction, empower yourself to understand it so you can manage it on behalf of yourself and your loved ones.

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The holidays can be a dreaded time of the year if someone you love is suffering or has lost their battle with the disease of addiction. This will be ...

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How to bring joy back into what can be a difficult time of year.

The holidays are the most wonderful, but often the most dreadful time of the year if someone you love is suffering from or has lost their ...

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Episode 14 - Gifts to Give Yourself During the Holidays

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The holidays are the most wonderful, but often the most dreadful time of the year if someone you love is suffering from or has lost their battle with ...

10 Tips for Staying Sober During The Holidays 10 Tips for Staying Sober During The Holidays

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Article from Workit Health by Elizabeth Brico

According to Elizabeth Brico, "Holidays are notoriously stressful for everyone, and especially so for people newly in addiction ...

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Article from SMART Recovery by Peter Gaumond, Chief, ONDCP Recovery Branch

According to Peter Gaumond, "This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people ...

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Recovery During the Holidays Doesn't Have to.. → Recovery During the Holidays Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

Article from Susan Lemere

In her article, Susan Lemere says, "Yes, it is true the season can trigger cravings and that certain situations are hard to ...

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Article from US News by Ruben Castaneda

“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses ...

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19 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-holidays jplist-topic-insights jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 337505 337505 “The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” says Beth Kane-Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. "Most Americans know someone with a substance abuse disorder," she says. "During the holidays, we need to be on guard to handle binge-drinking situations."Use these strategies to try to ensure the season isn’t ruined or defined by an active alcoholic’s or addict’s behavior.

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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Addiction Relapses 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Addiction Relapses

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From the article: "The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But what if you’re a recovering addict? The season for cocktails, ...

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Navigating the Holidays in Recovery Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

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According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays ...

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Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

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The “When”, “Who” and “How” to get help for a struggling teen.

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Episode 13 - Parent Playbook - Asking for Help

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How to avoid mistakes that put your parenting game at risk.

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Episode 12 - Parent Playbook – No Unforced Errors

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Know the facts to help you make good decisions

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Episode 11 - Parent Playbook – How to Be Data Driven

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Why a Focus on Prevention is so Critical

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Episode 10 - Parent Playbook: How to Play Offense

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The Game Against the Opioid and Addiction Crisis that Parents Must Win

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Episode 9 - Using the Parent Playbook to Coach Your Family

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We’re coming to the end of the college football season where an elite group of teams will realize their dreams of winning their division, being ...

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Audio Journal Technology to Take on the Opioid Crisis When I look at my iPhone or open up my laptop, I’m like most people going to ...

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Episode 8 - Technology to Take on the Opioid Crisis

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Audio Journal Technology to Take on the Opioid Crisis When I look at my iPhone or open up my laptop, I’m like most people going to Facebook. But ...

Can the Brain Recover From Addiction? Can the Brain Recover From Addiction?

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Episode 7 - The Elderly, the Forgotten.. → Episode 7 - The Elderly, the Forgotten Victims of Addiction

Audio Journal The Elderly, the Forgotten Victims of Addiction For 20 years, my mother in law had a great relationship with the man she fell ...

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29 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Audio-Journal-Audio-Journal jplist-topic-Audio-Journal jplist-topic-Podcast 0 335266 335266 Audio Journal The Elderly, the Forgotten Victims of Addiction For 20 years, my mother in law had a great relationship with the man she fell in love with when she met him on a cruise at age 74.  But things changed dramatically a few years ago.  As he aged, he experienced a number of health issues that plague so many of the elderly.  His joints started to fail, his health declined, and he began to experience persistent pain.  Enter a less than competent doctor who managed his health issues with only one strategy, prescribe opioids. It didn’t take long for the 90-year old to become addicted, needing more and more of the medications to manage his pain so he could get through the day, despite the fact that those medications became less effective over time.  He was now addicted, and along with many other addicts, his loving and caring personality changed.  He became angry, irritable, blaming and abusive.  He engaged in the same drug-seeking behavior we would normally associate with a teenager. Ultimately the relationship ended when my mother in law had enough and now, she’s spending her final years alone. Is this story unique among the elderly?  Unfortunately, it is not. It is estimated that 17% of individuals over age 65 struggle with the disease of addiction.  Perhaps they’ve been struggling with addiction for years, but more often they have developed the disease after being over prescribed pain medication without a long-term plan to transition from pills to deal with the underlying causes of the pain. The fact is that addiction among the elderly goes unrecognized and undiagnosed robbing them of getting the help that they need.  This trend is made worse because family and medical professionals are not informed about the risks of addiction in the elderly, office visits to the doctor are often hurried and healthcare providers often overlook substance abuse among the elderly. Not recognizing addiction in the elderly is made worse because they often have medical or behavioral disorders that mimic symptoms of substance abuse, such as depression, diabetes, or dementia. There are certain times in an elderly person’s life that make them more vulnerable for developing addiction.  Here are a few. People retire.  You get up and go to work daily, have a purpose, and have structure in your life.  Then you retire, have lots of time on your hands, miss your work friends, and have a hard time adjusting.  Stress around making that change often motivates individuals to turn to alcohol to cope.   Not to mention that many of the elderly haven’t planned well enough so the loss of income and financial stress also becomes triggering events. The person has experienced the death of a family member, their pet or close friends.  As we age, the people that have been important in our lives start to die off.  One loses their spouse, their best friend, or their brothers or sisters.  Grief and depression set in and substances became a coping mechanism. As we get older, our sleep patterns change.  I remember that my dad when he aged, he began to wake up in the middle of the night, move to the couch and find it hard to go back to bed.  With changing sleep patterns, the elderly may seek relief in prescription pills. Being relocated or placed in a nursing home is often a catalyst for being overprescribed.  Audit the medications a nursing home patient takes, and you might be astounded at how many mood stabilizers, pain pills, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs are prescribed so these individuals become more manageable.  The downside consequence is that they become addicted and face the consequences that come along with the disease. The people most at risk are those facing mental or physical declines.  My mother in law’s husband had joint problems, needed hip replacement and experienced chronic pain.  My mother in law had osteoporosis and multiple trips to the hospital with broken bones.  She was on a long-term diet of opioids that had totally lost their effectiveness. Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is particularly dangerous because senior citizens face more deteriorating effects brought on by sustained substance abuse. As we age and reach 65, we have a decreased ability to metabolize drugs or alcohol along with increased brain sensitivity to them. This makes it dangerous for seniors to use drugs or alcohol at all, even if the person isn’t addicted. Prescription benzos, such as Valium, that are used to treat anxiety, pain or insomnia, are some of the most dangerous prescription drugs for seniors. Doctors love prescribing them even though they are highly addictive. The rate of senior citizens addicted to benzos has increased every year. So, now that you know that we have a real problem with our senior citizens, what should we do about it?  The first step is to recognize if there is a problem and here are some clues. Watch out for slurred speechLook for physical changes such as weight loss, decreased appetite and unkempt appearance or poor hygiene.Notice an increase in their drinking habits.  If they normally had an occasional glass of wine, but now drink daily, that’s a warning sign.Watch for repeated requests to go to the doctor without a corresponding medical reason to do so.  My father in law was doctor shopping for pain pills.Notice repeated falls or blackouts.  That may not be aging, but substance abuse.Think about behavior you would spot in your teens as being problematic that may be characteristic of drug seeking – lying, hiding, anger or deflection.Watch for other mental issues such as anxiety or depression. Now that you suspect substance abuse or addition, what should you do?   This is different than working with a teenager that you have control over, so you have to manage it differently. First, attend doctors’ meetings with your family member.  Challenge the doctor on their pain management strategies and propensity to prescribe.  Ask for strategies that get to the root of the problem vs. just masking it. If your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living, ask for a medication review.  You may be shocked at how many drugs they are on and what is just not necessary. Be loving, but direct with your loved one if you suspect a problem. Tell them what you are observing and collaborate to help them address the problem.  Don’t be judgmental and prepare that they may be resistant to the conversation but be persistent. Consider treatment.  Research indicates that older people do just as well in addiction treatment as do younger ones.  A recovery strategy for the elderly may just help them refocus on find purpose in their lives, giving back, and being less disconnected and unhappy. Takeaway In the midst of the Opioid Crisis, let’s not forget that we owe it to our seniors to pay attention, recognize that they are vulnerable, and we should take steps to help them live a pain free, addiction free and happier life.

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Audio Journal The Power of Gratitude You may be struck that the topic of this audio journal is gratitude, especially in the midst of the ...

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How to Identify Common Pills Abused by Teens How to Identify Common Pills Abused by Teens

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From the article: "You're not the first parent to find a few pills in your child's pocket while washing his clothes. Considering the ...

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How to Identify Common Pills Abused by Teens

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Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at.. → Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at Thanksgiving

Article from Psychology Today by Constance Scharff Ph.D.

"I first tried to quit drinking on November 11, 1995. By Thanksgiving of that year, I was clean, but I was scared to death of facing a ...

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32 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Thanksgiving jplist-topic-holidays 0 334496 334496 "I first tried to quit drinking on November 11, 1995. By Thanksgiving of that year, I was clean, but I was scared to death of facing a holiday dinner without a drink. I remember standing by the bar in my grandmother’s house, downing Diet Coke in long gulps. I drank an entire case of Diet Coke during the evening, but I stayed sober. Now, I have more tools to maintain my recovery during the holidays."Here are some helpful tips for having a happy Thanksgiving while remaining drug or alcohol free. 

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13 Tips for Dealing with Your Family on.. → 13 Tips for Dealing with Your Family on Thanksgiving...Sober

Article from The Fix by Helaina Hovitz

In her article, Helaina Hovitz says, "As sober adults, family can be one of our biggest triggers, right up there with romantic ...

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33 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Thanksgiving jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Addiction 0 334492 334492 In her article, Helaina Hovitz says, "As sober adults, family can be one of our biggest triggers, right up there with romantic relationships and their pitfalls. Whether you’ve got 1 day clean or 30 years under your belt, the craving to spike your soda or make a beeline to the nearest wine bar can rise to the surface when a relative gets under your skin."This Thanksgiving use these tips to help you resist temptations and maintain sobriety. 

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What to do when addiction shows up to.. → What to do when addiction shows up to Thanksgiving dinner

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"Thanksgiving is touted as a cheerful day that brings people together — but for so many families, the national holiday can be a painful, ...

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34 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Thanksgiving jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery 0 334488 334488 "Thanksgiving is touted as a cheerful day that brings people together — but for so many families, the national holiday can be a painful, difficult gathering that only deepens existing divisions between relatives. From heated political debate at the dinner table, to sexist kitchen dynamics behind the scenes, to personal anxiety about seeing friends and family, there are lots of issues that stand in the way of a perfect, Norman Rockwell-esque Thanksgiving in 2017."For millions of families across America, the issue they're facing at the Thanksgiving  table is opioid addiction. This article discusses how addiction affects the whole family.

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Dealing with Addictions Around Thanksgiving.. → Dealing with Addictions Around Thanksgiving & the Holidays

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According to Kristine Jenkins, "Addictions are never easy to deal with, but they become even more challenging during the holidays. Holidays ...

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Dealing with Addictions Around Thanksgiving & the Holidays

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According to Kristine Jenkins, "Addictions are never easy to deal with, but they become even more challenging during the holidays. Holidays bring ...

4 Tips for Prioritizing Your Recovery in a.. → 4 Tips for Prioritizing Your Recovery in a Full-Time Job

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Earning a regular paycheck is a sure predictor of successful long-term recovery from substance abuse. Research shows that having something ...

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36 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Career jplist-topic-job jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety 0 334486 334486 Earning a regular paycheck is a sure predictor of successful long-term recovery from substance abuse. Research shows that having something to lose, such as a job, is a compelling incentive to stay sober.But staying sober also requires the successful maintenance of a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle, which takes daily commitment and can be hard to juggle with conflicting job responsibilities. These tips will help you prioritize your recovery without compromising your job security, based on firsthand experience with clients in early recovery.

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Managing Your Feelings Without Substances 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 ...

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37 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Substances jplist-topic-Feelings jplist-topic-in-the-zone 0 334485 334485 "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.

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10 Fall Foods to Boost Your Mood 10 Fall Foods to Boost Your Mood

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According to Therese Borchard, "For many people, the beginning of autumn triggers anxiety with its shorter days, reduced sunlight, changes ...

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10 Fall Foods to Boost Your Mood

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What Juuling Does to Your Body (It’s Not.. → What Juuling Does to Your Body (It’s Not Pretty)

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Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a.. → Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo

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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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40 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin 0 332858 332858 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 drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders. It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as shown by the photograph above, which was taken at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.

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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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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 ...

Episode 5 - Turning Grief into Purpose Episode 5 - Turning Grief into Purpose

How My Company Transformed to Take On the Opioid Crisis

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

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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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Episode 3 - Debunking Addiction Myths Episode 3 - Debunking Addiction Myths

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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45 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-prescription-pills jplist-topic-valium jplist-topic-xanax jplist-topic-benzos jplist-topic-Addiction 0 329819 329819 In her article Temma Ehrenfeld says, "We’ve heard plenty about the opioid epidemic. But there’s another less recognized prescription drug problem: benzodiazepines like Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. While doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, prescriptions for these anti-anxiety drugs are still going up." This article discusses the dangers of benzos and how they are often being overprescribed leading to abuse.

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

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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 ...

Mindfulness Training Helpful in the Recovery.. → Mindfulness Training Helpful in the Recovery of Adults.. →

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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48 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Mindfulness jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-stimulants jplist-topic-Drugs 0 329780 329780 According to Dan Gordon, a UCLA study suggests meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling to break their addiction to stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamine. Mindfulness training has shown to be particularly beneficial for those addicted to stimulants who are also diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Mindfulness Training Helpful in the Recovery of Adults.. →

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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

Article from PsychCentral by Donna M. White, LPCI, CACP

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

Article from The Mayo Clinic by Mayo Clinic Staff

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

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

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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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 excessive ...

Health Consequences of Drug Misuse Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

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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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Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

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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

Article from familydoctor.org

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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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 work ...

10 Short Rituals You Can Do Everyday to.. → 10 Short Rituals You Can Do Everyday to Boost Your Mental.. →

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 ...

How to Request a Mental Health Day Off Work,.. → How to Request a Mental Health Day Off Work, Because Mental.. →

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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How to Request a Mental Health Day Off Work, Because Mental.. →

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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

Article from National Alliance on Mental Illness

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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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 easy for ...

4 Ways You Might Accidentally Be.. → 4 Ways You Might Accidentally Be Perpetuating Mental Health.. →

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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4 Ways You Might Accidentally Be Perpetuating Mental Health.. →

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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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61 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.

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

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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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The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental.. →

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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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Episode 2 - The Case for Family Support

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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

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

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

September is Recovery Month, but for many individuals the road to recovery ...

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 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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69 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

Fort Leonard Wood by students enrolled in the Video Production program at ...

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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71 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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72 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

Article from the American Psychological Association

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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73 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

Video by Truth of Addiction

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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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76 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

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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 ...

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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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78 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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79 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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80 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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81 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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82 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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83 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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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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86 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Health 0 309285 309285 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 me, that taking care of your mental health is a critical component in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety and living a happy and fulfilling life in the process." In this article, Linda Williams gives three good tips for mental health in recovery.

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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The Science of Depression

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

Article from Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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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90 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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91 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?

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.. → 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 ...

Collegiate Recovery at the University of.. → Collegiate Recovery at the University of Central Florida

A Student's Story

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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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98 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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99 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Support jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Partner jplist-topic-Relationship jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-friendship jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Alcohol 0 309185 309185 According to Living Better, "People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery is possible with the right support network and professional help. However, rehabilitation requires an ongoing lifestyle change and your partner or partner will need a strong support network to help them on their road to recovery." This article provides some of the key ways you can support a partner during recovery.

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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103 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Change jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Strategies 0 309179 309179 Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to happen. Once the decision is made, most people have a specific goal in mind. It might be to quit entirely, to quit some addictive behaviors or substances, but not all, reduce the amount of time or money spent on addictive behaviors, or to reduce the harm of an addictive behavior. In her article, Dr. Hartney explains how making the decision to change may not be an easy process, or a quick one, but is essential to overcoming addiction.

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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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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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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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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108 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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