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A Depressing Trend: Mental Illness Among Teens on the Rise

When Alex Crotty was 11, she felt a profound sense of emptiness. She didn’t connect with her peers. She experienced loneliness and grappled with negative ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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Where did heroin come from? Here's a look at heroin's history and the facts you didn't know.

US Experiences Highest Overdose Death Rates, New Study Finds

In the past few years, drug overdose deaths across the United States have taken over the news. Although the rate of increase seems to be slowing, ... Read more
December 19th 2018
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village

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America Is Lonely: The Epidemic Few Are Talking About

In his 2008 book, “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell wrote about a small town called Roseto, located about 30 miles north of Allentown, in the foothills ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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The Young-American Revolt Against Alcohol Use

More people in the United States drink alcohol than the combined total of U.S. residents who use any drug, illicit or prescription. Booze is America’s ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village

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The Worst State in America for Mental Health Is…

In a time when Americans are increasingly more aware of the importance of mental health, some states are falling behind in treatment options and resources. ... Read more
December 18th 2018
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village

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How to Make 2019 a Better Year for Your Mental Health

New Year’s Eve is commonly associated with partying, either with or without alcohol, as a way of celebrating the end of a year and the ... Read more
December 17th 2018
Devin Golden
Mental Health

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20 Quotes to Inspire Your Addiction Recovery Journey

20 Quotes to Inspire Your Addiction Recovery Journey

Beginning and staying on the road to recovery can be a challenge. Drug addiction is a cunning and baffling disease...
December 12th 2018
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Why Christmas Isn’t Merry For All

As a child, Christmas always seemed so far away — “five more sleeps” seemed like an eternity. However, as an adult, you may find yourself ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Jennifer Kopf
Mental Health

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Understanding The Difference Between Alcohol Use and Alcoholism

Understanding The Difference Between Alcohol Use and Alcoholism

This may confuse some people used to the term alcoholic or alcoholism, though: What is an alcohol use disorder? How does it differ from alcoholism? ... Read more
December 12th 2018
The Recovery Village
Alcohol Treatment

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6 Ways to Understand The Changes In Addiction and Treatment Recovery

It’s hard to know what to expect when you’re thinking about getting sober. If you’re like me, you do the research first. You might head ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Kelly Fitzgerald
Substance Abuse