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North Carolina Addiction and Substance Abuse Rates

Addiction and Substance Abuse Rates in North Carolina

Like many other US states, North Carolina is battling growing substance abuse and addiction rates. A study released in 2017 placed North Carolina in the 20th spot in their list Read More…

Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction

What is Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction?

Benzodiazepines are a family of medications often referred to as tranquilizers. Well known names include Xanax and Valium. Doctors prescribe them for numerous conditions including anxiety, insomnia, seizure control, muscle Read More…

James Hetfield Metallica Alcohol Addiction

Addiction Recovery Advice From Metallica’s James Hetfield

James Hetfield’s Alcohol Addiction  Rock n’ Roll in the 1980s was synonymous with drugs, alcohol and partying. One of the most successful bands of all time, Metallica, was not immune Read More…

Safety Planning for Addiction Recovery

National Safety Month: What is Safety Planning in Recovery?

June is National Safety Month so we’re taking this time to talk about safety planning in recovery. Safety planning is all about preparing for a sober lifestyle. As with anything, Read More…

Marijuana Use Disorder and Addiction

Marijuana Use Disorder and Addiction

Marijuana use is legal both recreationally and medically in many states. But, just because something is legal doesn’t mean it can’t be problematic for some people’s physical and mental health Read More…

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco Addiction Awareness

World No Tobacco Day: Understanding Tobacco Addiction

We all know that smoking is bad, but that hasn’t stopped millions from taking up the habit and millions more from continuing to smoke. World No Tobacco Day, this Sunday Read More…

Self-Care for Addiction Recovery: 30 Tips

Self-Care for Addiction Recovery: 30 Tips for Supporting Your Sobriety

When substance abuse takes over your life, it results in all the important things– your relationships, work, school, and your mental and physical health– taking a backseat. That’s why one Read More…

Making Amends to Mom 12 Step Program

Making Amends With Your Mother For Step 9 of the 12 Step Program 

Each May we are reminded of our relationship with our Mother when Mother’s Day comes around. For many, it’s a wonderful day to celebrate. Then others, it is a challenging Read More…

Cinco De Sober Ways to Celebrate Sobriety

Cinco De Mayo meet “Cinco De Sober”

For most people, Cinco De Mayo conjures images of margaritas and tequila shots. It’s one of the most drinking-heavy holidays in the US which means it can be especially triggering Read More…

What We Can Learn about Addiction and Depression from Kurt Cobain’s Substance Abuse and Suicide

What We Can Learn about Addiction and Depression from Kurt Cobain’s Suicide

On April 5th, 1994, one of the most talented artists of a generation, Kurt Cobain, took his own life. He was at the height of his fame and had reached Read More…

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