Hurdles You May Face Finding a Job in Early Sobriety

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There are lots of “firsts” in life that we all experience. There are your first steps, there are your first words, and there’s your first time you lose a tooth. We’re all born anew into this world and accumulate knowledge thru emotionally and intellectually curious experiences. Some firsts are the last while others are the beginning of many.   However, there is a beginning for everything in life, but only


New Fingerprint Test Can Detect Cocaine in Your System

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Paper currency: we trade, negotiate, buy, and sell with it. It’s used in almost every aspect of life since everything comes with a price; literally in this case. There’s a form of it that can be found in nearly every first world country. Differing from region to region, the different types of dollar bills usually have intricate designs on them accompanied with numbers and the faces of people with important


CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions in an Effort to Fight Epidemic

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While living in today’s over paced world, too often are we taught temporary solutions to our bigger problems. If the pieces are breaking apart- throw duct tape on it. If the relationship is struggling- by your significant other a gift. If there’s a little bit of discomfort- take a pill. Our world today has seemingly at times evolved much too quickly for its own good. Modern medicine was not supposed


What Role Does Nutrition Play in the Detox Process?

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Breathing heavily from smoking too many cancer sticks, fast food on a regular basis, and the last time we ran was maybe to the liquor store or from the cops. Any of this sound familiar? Good health is something that many strive for without having a particular goal in mind. Along the paths of life, we lose sight of that unstructured goal that never existed and we find ourselves uncomfortably


5 Signs Fear Is Running Your Life and How To Overcome It

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Fear is a basic human emotion. Everyone experiences fear at least one point in their lives. But if you’re like me, or basically anyone else on the planet, it’s probably a lot more than once. While fear in and of itself is not inherently bad, after all, its primary purpose is to keep us alive by making us avoid dangerously or “scary situations”, it can be bad when you overindulge.


A Simple Guide to 12-Step Programs

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A Simple Guide to 12-Step Programs In the world of addiction recovery, there are many different ways to find sobriety. Whether it’s treatment, SMART recovery, therapy, or the classic 12-step programs, there is no one size fits all. What’s important is to find what works for you as an individual. 12-step programs are typical, however, the suggested means of recovery. Sometimes even mandated by the court and judicial systems, 12


What Happens When You Withdrawal From Meth

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The withdrawal process is both an unfortunate and mandatory part of recovery for addicts and alcoholics around the world. No matter what substance or substances you were using and abusing, there is going to be a withdrawal process during your detox. However, the severity and magnitude of the withdrawal symptoms are directly correlated to what and how much of the substance or substances you were using. When it comes to


4 Mistakes to Avoid in Early Recovery

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Early recovery is a time of confusion, gratitude, and learning. It can be overwhelming for some addicts and alcoholics, in both a good and a bad way. After years and years of toiling away in the prison of active addiction, finding and settling into a new, sober way of life can present some challenges. Some of these resulting “growing pains” come from making a series of common mistakes seen among


What Happens When You Withdraw From Alcohol

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When you’re ready to put down the bottle and get sober, it is a monumental decision that will impact your life in a big way. Getting sober is a grueling process after years of alcohol abuse. It takes a toll on your mind, body, and spirit, and undertaking the withdrawal from alcohol is not for the faint of heart. However, understanding the physiological portion of the withdrawal from alcohol can


Do Other Countries Have A Drug Epidemic Like America Does?

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It’s no secret that America is in the grips of a severe crisis. Every day, 120 people die in the US as a result of opioid-related overdose. The opioid epidemic has reached new heights, overtaking gun violence and car crashes as a leading cause of death. With an estimated 23.5 million Americans currently struggling with addiction, the US has a long road to recovery as a whole. But this begs