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Understanding Step 10

April 17th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
In Step 10, we learn to live one day at a time. We begin to take what we have learned up to now and work toward continual progress and character development. Our goal is to stay in emotional balance, taking things day by day. We continue to look at the choices we are making sober and consider what we’re doing right a more...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April, in an effort to increase public awareness and understanding on alcohol abuse and rehabilitation, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence declares the fourth month of the year as Alcohol Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addicti more...

Positive Messages Effective at Reducing Drinking

A new study has suggested that messages focusing on the benefits of sobriety are more effective than traditional approaches for reducing drinking. The finding claims to call into question some of the typical approaches to discouraging drinking, which often focus on the negative consequences rather than the positive ef more...

Promiscuity Linked to Drug Addiction

It might seem like having multiple sexual partners would put you at risk for developing a sex addiction, and maybe it does, but interesting recent research says that it ups your chances for being a drug or alcohol addict. Just how this connection works is not perfectly clear, but the data show that having multiple part more...

Understanding Step Nine

April 10th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
In Step Nine, it’s time to make amends to the people we have harmed. We have to get past the urge to make excuses not to go through with taking this important step. The only time we should avoid making amends to those we have harmed is when bringing up the past will cause them even more hurt. We review the list we more...

Teens With Prescriptions for Anxiety, Sleep Drugs Often Abuse Them Later

Teens who have had prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication or sleep medication are much more likely to eventually abuse these drugs, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. The Michigan researchers discovered that teenagers who received prescriptions for sleep or anxiety medications were 10 times more...

Curiosity Drives Young Adults to Try Synthetic Marijuana

Recent research findings indicate that young adults often initiate synthetic marijuana use out of curiosity regarding this substance’s mind-altering effects. Synthetic marijuana is one of the most common names for a group of artificially produced substances that access the brain through the same chemical pathways more...

Social Media Addiction Linked to Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Yes, you can be addicted to social media. Do you feel antsy when you can’t connect and check your status updates or followers? Do you feel phantom vibrations from your phone and check it constantly for updates? Do you lose yourself for hours on social media sites and wonder where the time went? Do you try to cut back more...

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Do Not Lead to Increased Smoking, Study Finds

According to the CDC, smoking causes of 480,000 deaths in the United States each year. This is ultimately due to nicotine addiction, and it’s why reducing the numbers of smokers by helping them combat their addiction is essential. There have been many approaches suggested to accomplish this goal, and a recent study h more...

The Danger of “Impure” Street Drugs

In a recent episode of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire, paramedics are called out in a violent snowstorm to attend to two teens under the influence of drugs and in peril. When they arrive at the scene, they find a severely frostbitten male who believes he’s covered in bugs and is tearing at his skin. He then informs th more...

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