Money as a Relapse Trigger

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Once a person completes their rehab treatment they must make the transition to living their everyday life as a sober person. This involves using strategies and skills they learned in their recovery program to deal effectively with triggers that could potentially lead to a relapse. The most commonly known triggers are people and places that […]

Samuel L. Jackson Talks about Hitting Rock Bottom

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Although he has been a successful and beloved actor for decades, Samuel L. Jackson has been through some dark moments in his life that he shared publicly. In a recent interview for a radio show, Jackson spoke candidly about the depths of his past drug addiction and what he went through when he finally hit […]

The Importance of Having Fun In Recovery

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When a lot of people think about sobriety, their focus is usually on the activities an addicted person is not doing. While stopping substance abuse is a very important first step, it will be very difficult to maintain sobriety without other activities to fill in the hole left in your time and energy. A life […]

Workaholics May Suffer from Mental Illness

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According to recent research, the tendency to work excessively may be associated with issues of anxiety and even disorders such as OCD and other mental illnesses. Diagnostic criteria identifies a workaholic as someone who obsesses about freeing up more time to work, ends up working longer than they intended and uses work as a way […]

High Risk Behavior Declining in U.S. Teens

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Our culture often construes adolescence as a time of experimentation with identity. Growing young men and women have the opportunity to try different things, and determine what kind of a person they really want to become. While sometimes this results in discovering passions and creating identities, this can sometimes manifest in less healthy behavior. Parts […]

Oklahoma Walgreens Taking Steps To Fight the Opioid Crisis

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Like much of the United States, Oklahoma is facing an unprecedented levels of substance abuse and deaths from drug overdoses. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports that between 2007 and 2012, almost 3,900 people in the state died due to unintentional poisoning, the fifth highest rate in the country. Four out of five of […]

5 Ways to Grow in Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is going on, both within and around you. You pay attention to your sensations, thoughts, and feelings, accepting them in a spirit of acceptance, simply acknowledging what is there before deciding whether it is right or wrong. Many people in recovery find mindfulness practices an essential part in […]

Keith Urban Opens Up About Addiction and His Father

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Keith Urban was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia, starting guitar lessons after a flyer was hung up in his father’s convenience store. From those humble beginnings, he has grown to a very successful country musician with 14 number one hit songs and many awards and accolades. His live shows are characterized […]