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15 Inspirational Quotes for Those Struggling with Addiction

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Dec 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Sometimes all we need is a little push in the right direction. We are lucky enough to have fifteen inspirational quotes that can help those struggling with addiction. Addiction is a tough and grueling process, but by supplementing with things like quotes for support, we can beat the culprit, whether it is drugs or alcohol.

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3 Reasons Why Addiction is a Disease and Not a Choice

Posted by Heather Valsan on Nov 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

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From the Mouth of a Psych Nurse: Not All Addiction Treatment Centers are the Same

Posted by Heather Valsan on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

 

Have you ever seen something terrifying happen, but out of fear felt paralyzed, stuck, and unable to do anything about it?

For me, the answer is yes, and more than once. You see, in addition to being a writer, I’m also a Registered Nurse for an addiction treatment center. While that might not seem particulary scary, my experience is in Psychiatry, and professionals in this speciality understand that there is always a measure of risk and uncertainty.

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Junk Food Isn't The Only Thing Tempting Us Anymore

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Sep 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Drugs and alcohol. They are readily available and surrounding us on a daily basis. Growing up, we were advised that drugs and alcohol are bad. If we learned as young children not to get involved with them, why are we facing extremely high addiction statistics?

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The Dark Mine of Addiction

Posted by Heather Valsan on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Understanding Why Change is Difficult for Addicts Written by Heather Valsan

The power to change. We all have it – that deeply rooted internal force within us that cries out, “Stand up and do better. Be better.” Making a change that positively impacts your life is like searching for a rare and precious diamond in a mine. You know that somewhere within the ashy, dark rocks is something sacred and beautiful. Finding it will change your life forever. There’s only one caveat. You’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and jump into a dark and scary place that offers no promises or guarantees.

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