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From Addiction to Recovery: Laura W’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, Recovery

“Why do you drink? What is it that alcohol does for you,” asked my counselor in our very first meeting.
July 7th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, Recovery

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Exploring Medicaid's Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

Exploring Medicaid’s Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

The Recovery VillageSubstance Abuse

In 2015, almost 3 million Americans were addicted to opioids, including both prescription medications and street drugs like heroin.
June 26th 2017
The Recovery Village
Substance Abuse

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Pills Were My Addiction, But Recovery Means I Abstain From Alcohol Too

Lara FrazierAddiction, Recovery

I sit in his office. It is the first time I am willing to be honest, about anything. About all of it.
June 25th 2017
Lara Frazier
Addiction, Recovery

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What is the Harm Reduction Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment?

The Recovery VillageRehab, Substance Abuse

Complete abstinence from addictive substances has been a key component of substance abuse treatment in the United States for a long time.
June 23rd 2017
The Recovery Village
Rehab, Substance Abuse

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How To Party Sober in 5 Easy Steps

Kelly FitzgeraldRecovery

There’s a popular misconception about sobriety that when we stop drinking the party is over. And although to some extent this is true, you can still have fun in sobriety
June 21st 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Recovery

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How Addiction And Depression Are Similar Yet Different

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Co-occurring Disorders

For much of my life, I have struggled with depression. Depression is a frustrating disorder to be diagnosed with, as it is unpredictable and doesn’t ... Read more
June 9th 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders

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Why the LGBTQ+ Community Is More At Risk for Substance Abuse

The Recovery VillageSubstance Abuse

If you’re a part of the LGBTQ+ community and want to meet someone to date, more often than not your first stop will be the local gay bar. Gay bars have long been a staple of the community to gather for a great night out together...
May 15th 2017
The Recovery Village
Substance Abuse