The Journey

Recovery is a journey, not a destination.

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Coping Skills During Recovery

It’s said that you don’t recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you fail to create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction can find you again.

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Social Distancing During Addiction Recovery

Isolation and addiction go hand in hand. In the early stages of addiction, many use alcohol or drugs in social settings to feel less alone and more connected. As the use becomes more repetitive and progresses, the brain chemistry shifts in a way that produces obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions.

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How Addiction Affects Families

Although many view battling addiction as a personal experience, that’s not the full story. It’s true that addiction can have devastating effects on the user, but many forget about the other people involved – the family.

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The Origins of Addiction

Addiction forever changes the lives of those affected by it, and those who witness loved ones experience it. The more we understand why it’s so powerful, where it comes from, and why it affects individuals differently, the better chance we have at fighting it.

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How to Solve the Opioid Crises

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Opioid addiction is driving the epidemic. The Public Health Institute believes that solving the opioid crisis will be a collective effort.

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Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction are often linked. Symptoms of depression can drive people toward substance abuse to help cope with their condition. However, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol usually leads to a downward spiral and addiction.

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