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12 Steps for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

No matter what holiday you celebrate, this time of the year can be very stressful if you are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. From visiting family, to packed airports, to pricey expenditures and more, the end of the year brings unneeded stress that can potentially trigger a relapse.

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Patriots WR Josh Gordon Stepping Away From Football

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 20, 2018 3:04:35 PM

 

In a statement posted to Twitter on this morning, Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon said that he would be taking time away from football in order to focus on his mental health.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

Colin Kroll Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 17, 2018 11:59:29 AM
 

N.Y. Police found the body of Colin Kroll on Sunday morning, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, in his apartment after they received calls from his girlfriend whom was concerned about his whereabouts. The young tech entrepreneur was only 34 years old.

 

Kroll was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders, and although medical examiners have yet to pronounce an official verdict, it is believed that the cause of death was drug overdose. Police say they found his body face down on his bed nearby drug paraphernalia, with what appeared to be cocaine and heroin.

 

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Which Substances Kill the Most in Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

According to the 2017 United Nations Drug Report, five percent of the global population used drugs at least once in 2015 and 29.5 million of those drug users suffer from some type of substance abuse disorder. Drugs and substance abuse is a global problem that impacts millions, but the United States is one of the countries at the forefront of this drug epidemic.

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New CDC Report Shows 2017 Had Record High Fatal Overdoses

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 29, 2018 3:40:50 PM

 

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that drug overdoses killed more than 72,000 Americans in 2017, a record high. These startling statistics highlight the severity of the crisis in the United States, namely that deaths of despair, including overdoses and suicide, are continuing to rise at an alarming rate.

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How To Make The Most Of Your IOP Group

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Once you’ve completed rehab, undergone detox, or are in need of a non-residential treatment option, it is worth considering the benefits of participating with an IOP Group. IOP Groups, or Intensive Outpatient Program groups, are an excellent option for getting ongoing treatment when you are in need. There are many different approaches to treating substance abuse problems, but intensive outpatient is one treatment model that has unique benefits and a different structure to traditional treatment options.

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Teen Substance Use In Oklahoma

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

According to one national study of more than 1,000 American students from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, nine out of ten addicts had their first drink, cigarette, or drug before their 18th birthday. What’s more, nearly half of all high school students in the U.S. have used one of these substances at least once. This epidemic of underage substance use could be especially harmful to the future of the country.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Alcohol Rehab

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Drug and alcohol rehab may seem like a daunting process, and even frightening at first, but when you educate yourself on how helpful they can be, those feelings should disappear.

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Understanding Depression Awareness Month

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

It’s okay to feel sadness. The loss of a loved one, getting fired, the dissolution of a relationship, these are all valid reasons for experiencing sadness, loneliness, and heartache. However, there are some individuals for whom these feelings are continual. Known as depression, this psychiatric condition manifests itself in different ways for different people. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 16.2 million adults in the United States have had at least one major depressive episode in any given year.

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Best Ways To Stay Sober During Football Season

Posted by Conor Denton on Oct 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

With fall now arriving, football season, and subsequently day drinking season, is in full swing. For those with past or current substance abuse issues, this can be one of the most difficult times of the year to stay sober. Put simply, there’s more temptation present. Don’t lose hope this football season however, as there are many ways in which you can maintain total sobriety. From self-reflection to game day preparation, there’s a plethora of things you can do to both enjoy football and remain sober. Without further ado let’s jump in.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol