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Caring for Yourself While Helping a Loved One With Addiction

Renee DeveneyThe Recovery Village

If you know someone struggling with addiction, you know how trying it is to see a person you love deal with such hardships. Addiction is ... Read more
February 1st 2018
Renee Deveney
The Recovery Village

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Intervention 101: Make This the Year They Get Help

Renee DeveneyThe Recovery Village

The new year is an opportunity for renewal and wellness. If a drug or alcohol intervention has been on the horizon for days, months, or ... Read more
January 8th 2018
Renee Deveney
The Recovery Village

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5 Signs of Addiction to Look for at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

5 Signs of Addiction to Look for at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

Renee DeveneyAddiction, The Recovery Village

Thanksgiving is a time to gather as a family. For many families, it means gathering people together from all across the country for a meal that can bring out the best and worst in your clan.
November 17th 2017
Renee Deveney
Addiction, The Recovery Village

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You’re Not Alone: A Letter to Veterans Who’ve Dealt With PTSD, Depression or Addiction

Renee DeveneyEvents, Mental Health

Dear veteran,You’re our neighbor, friend or family member. You’ve done immeasurable good for our country and community...
November 10th 2017
Renee Deveney
Events, Mental Health

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Drugs in Halloween Candy? The Truth About Tampered Trick-or-Treating.

Drugs in Halloween Candy? The Truth About Tampered Trick-or-Treating.

Renee DeveneyEvents

If you’re anything like my parents, you’ll sift through your kids’ bag of loot Halloween night, examining each piece for potential tampering.
October 31st 2017
Renee Deveney
Events

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Does Calling Addiction a Disease Make It Harder to Treat?

Does Calling Addiction a Disease Make It Harder to Treat?

Renee DeveneyAddiction, Health and Medical, Research and Surveys

There has long been a debate on whether or not addiction should be classified as a disease. People in both camps have valid reasons for their stance...
October 27th 2017
Renee Deveney
Addiction, Health and Medical, Research and Surveys

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5 World-Famous Artists and Their Drugs of Choice

5 World-Famous Artists and Their Drugs of Choice

Renee DeveneyPublic Figures, Research and Surveys

It’s no secret that drugs and alcohol influence your mindset in ways that can springboard thoughts and ideas you wouldn’t normally have.
October 17th 2017
Renee Deveney
Public Figures, Research and Surveys

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3 Ways to Open Up About Mental Health

Renee DeveneyCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for people everywhere to discuss mental and behavioral health.
October 10th 2017
Renee Deveney
Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

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The Addiction That Costs More Than a New Car

The Addiction That Costs More Than a New Car

Renee DeveneyAddiction, Financial, Health and Medical, Research and Surveys, Substance Abuse

Addiction can impact your entire life — from relationships and work to mental and physical health. One of the most substantial (and often overlooked) aspects of addiction is the financial impact that it can have.

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Understanding Addiction and Mental Illness

Renee DeveneyThe Recovery Village

Mental health often carries an unfair stigma. This negative perception is a gray cloud that conceals a human truth: that we all have mental health. ... Read more
May 23rd 2017
Renee Deveney
The Recovery Village