How Do I Avoid Resentment When My Loved One Loses Friends In Recovery?

Death is an unfortunate part of the recovery process. Relapse happens, though it doesn’t have to. Though many people who relapse tell themselves they are only interested in just one more time, using for a short period, or that they are going to have it under control, this isn’t the case. Relapse has no guarantees....
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Hank Williams’ Death: A Familiar Story

If you have gone to the cinema lately, you may have noticed a billboard for I Saw the Light about America’s first country music superstar Hiram King “Hank” Williams Sr., who sometimes went by the alias Luke the Drifter. The film drew its story line from the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott,...
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Pause To Remember John F Kennedy And How We Survived November 22, 1963

Photo portrait of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How we survived November 22, 1963 If you are at least 55 years old, then there is a pretty good chance you have vivid memories of where you were and who you were with when you first learned that President John...
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Doctors or Counselors?

                             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Addiction is perhaps one of the most complex diseases known to mankind. Furthermore, treating addiction with the goal of recovery is even more complex and varies dramatically from one case to another. Are doctors more qualified than counselors for treating serious cases of addiction? Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, is the...
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Alcoholics Prone to Cancer

It is no secret to most people that excessive drinking seriously impacts one’s health. Alcohol addiction starts people down a road that leads to a number of health problems; liver failure, pancreatitis, and “wet brain” are some of the most common. However, a new report has linked alcoholism to a number of forms of cancer....
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Overdose Drug Saves Lives

Drug addiction and overdose often go hand in hand; it is hardly a question of if as much as it is a question of when. Many people perish from their addiction before they ever give recovery a chance or have an opportunity to work a program of any kind. While prescription medications have become the...
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