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Addiction Recovery

How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

On This Page: Stay Connected to Your Recovery Be Nice to Your Body Use Mental Reminders Coping with Stressful People Make Your Own Holiday Fun Enough Is Enough When you’re sober, you face the year-round challenge of social gatherings that involve alcohol. These gatherings become even more frequent and difficult to navigate during party and … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

January 22, 2016

Addiction Recovery

Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

On This Page: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Explain the 12-Step Method Positive Psychology as the Gateway for Spiritual Renewal Sponsorship and the Process of Mirroring The Neurological Effects of Storytelling When it comes to the current conceptualization of addiction, most would subscribe to the compelling disease model, which decidedly states that addiction is a chronic, … Continue reading Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

December 29, 2015

Addiction Recovery

10 Tips for Avoiding Relapse During the Holiday Season

Recovery from drug addiction and alcohol use disorders can be a struggle. At any time, an unexpected event or emotion can trigger cravings for the drug of choice and make someone want to drink or get high. During the holidays, recovery can be even trickier than usual. Some common triggers during the holidays include the following: Dealing … Continue reading 10 Tips for Avoiding Relapse During the Holiday Season

December 3, 2014

General Issues

20 Arrested for Distributing Synthetic Drug Molly

Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration John P. Gilbride along with US Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that 20 people have been charged with conspiracy to distribute an analogue controlled substance called “Molly.”  Based in central New York, the conspiratorial drug trafficking ring had co-conspirators in … Continue reading 20 Arrested for Distributing Synthetic Drug Molly

September 21, 2011

Addiction Recovery

Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

On This Page: The Pros Do These Pro-Testing Arguments Stand? The Cons Do These Anti-Testing Arguments Stand? According to CNN and a number of other news sources, Florida officials once took quick strides toward implementing a new program that would require potential recipients of cash aid and welfare to undergo drug testing when they apply. Some think … Continue reading Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

July 8, 2011