freedom from addiction

What does “freedom from addiction” truly mean? On this birthday celebration for the United States of America, that’s a question those of us in recovery should ask ourselves. Sure, we can turn to our literature, because the texts of both primary recovery fellowships discusses freedom at length. “If we are painstaking about this phase of…

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should I go to rehab away from home?

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab for you, and asking yourself, “Should I go to rehab away from home?” is certainly a worthy question. In many cases, leaving your hometown to get treatment for addiction or alcoholism is a necessity. After all, 60…

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LGBT-friendly addiction treatment

For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender addicts and alcoholics, finding a facility that meets their needs — recovery from drugs and alcohol while also serving as an LGBT-friendly addiction treatment center — can be a challenge. Most drug and alcohol rehabs, like Cornerstone of Recovery — located near Knoxville, Tennessee — tend to promote recovery…

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addiction in the railroad industry

As COVID-19 numbers continue to fluctuate, two things are certain: The economic impacts will be felt for a long time to come, and those who struggle with alcoholism and addiction in the railroad industry would be wise to pursue treatment now, while there are resources in place to provide it. Like the aviation industry, the…

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10 reasons to get clean and sober during the summer

If you’re curious about 10 reasons why you should get clean and sober during the summer, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re concerned about your drug and/or alcohol intake. After all, you didn’t casually stumble upon this blog post while scrolling YouTube videos. Something’s gnawing at the edge of your subconscious, some little voice…

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is the coronavirus making your drug problem worse

Is the coronavirus making your drug problem worse? Well, it’s certainly not making it better, unless you’ve used this time of quarantine, social distancing and stay-at-home orders to quit altogether. While some individuals may indeed have used COVID-19’s interruption of life as we know it to nip a drug and alcohol problem in the bud…

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signs someone is addicted to fentanyl

In determining the signs someone is addicted to fentanyl, it’s best to start from ground zero: What exactly is this drug that gets so much media attention, and why in the world would anyone who has a problem with drugs actively pursue the use of a substance that’s so deadly? Because make no mistake: It’s…

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