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Cigarette Smoking and Substance Use Disorder: What You Should Know

Addiction recovery can be challenging, which is why some people use a variety of coping mechanisms. Some coping mechanisms are healthier than others. For people ... Read more
April 19th 2019
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What is National Take Back Day?

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a designated day for dropping off prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed. Many people find ... Read more
April 18th 2019
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Giving Back: How to Become an AA Sponsor

Sponsors in AA encourage, guide, advise and support AA members in achieving and maintaining sobriety. There are several components to alcohol rehab, and attending group ... Read more
March 26th 2019
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Yale Study Shows Promise for Addiction and Depression Treatment Combo Drug

Most people experience down periods in their lives that pass or can be remedied by activities that make them happy. However, if you struggle with ... Read more
March 4th 2019
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Can Manipulating Memories Alter Drug Cravings?

It is difficult to argue that addiction is not a brain disease when studies are demonstrating otherwise. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows ... Read more
February 18th 2019
Camille Renzoni
The Recovery Village

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6 Ways to Help Someone Get Rehab in 2019

Helping convince someone you care about to go to rehab, especially when they fail to recognize the gravity of their situation, can feel like an ... Read more
February 1st 2019
Camille Renzoni
The Recovery Village

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Pros and Cons of Dry January

New year, new goals. Each January, many people across the world stop drinking alcohol for the month. Some individuals abstain from alcohol to see if ... Read more
January 30th 2019
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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What Is Contingency Management in Addiction Recovery?

If you have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, you enjoyed some type of benefit or reward from their use. There might have been ... Read more
January 17th 2019
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Why the Opioid Epidemic Is Bad News for Pets

People with an addiction can resort to desperate measures to secure drugs or alcohol. Addiction is such a powerful disease that a person might act ... Read more
January 16th 2019
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