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Understanding Step Eight

March 31st, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
In Step Eight, we learn that we need to make a list of all the people we have harmed and get ready to make amends to them. The goal of Steps Eight and Nine is to heal our relationships and to become aware of our own part in any difficulties we have had while relating to others. Like many of the other steps, Step Eig more...

What Role Does Habit Play in College Drinking?

New research from a team of American and Dutch researchers indicates that sheer habit is a significant contributor to college students’ dangerous drinking behaviors. College students in the U.S. and some other countries consume alcohol relatively frequently and have a high level of involvement in dangerous drinking p more...

The Importance of Good Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

March 26th, 2015 Helpful Articles
It’s National Nutrition Month, an education and information campaign that takes place in March every year. It’s created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the purpose of bringing attention to the importance of making informed food choices and eating habits as well as developing smart exercise habits. Thi more...

Understanding Step Seven

March 24th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
In Step Seven, we humbly ask a power greater than ourselves to remove our shortcomings. As in the previous steps, we have the freedom to define this power in whatever way makes sense to us. Humility is one of the most powerful tools used in Step Seven. It means recognizing that we are no better than other people. At th more...

Young Adults Who Don’t Attend College at Higher Risk for Opioid Abuse

Opioid use disorder is the diagnosis doctors in the U.S. use to identify people affected by opioid addiction or dysfunctional opioid abuse. Some people have problems related to the use/abuse of an opioid medication, while others have problems related to the use/abuse of an illegal opioid drug. In a study published in l more...

Social Media Meltdown

Social media provides the opportunity to connect with friends and share life experiences with people in your life, regardless of distance. However, social media platforms can also offer unique insight into a person’s current emotional state. Often times, it’s easier for a person to be truthful when alone at a keybo more...

Ultra Music Festival Raises Age Limit to Combat Drug Abuse

The sponsors of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival have decided to prohibit those under age 18 from attending this three-day electronic dance music extravaganza. This is largely in response to the plethora of drug overdoses that have marred EDM festivities over the past few years. (more…) more...

Understanding Step Six

March 18th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
After we have done Step Five, we have faced our deepest secrets and shared them with another human being. Although we may feel relieved to have come this far, we aren’t cured. There is more work to be done. We have to take what we have learned about ourselves and make a plan for change. When we decide to get sober more...

For Many, Going to College Means Drinking and Drug Abuse

Going away to college is technically about getting an education, but in reality its biggest significance is in terms of independence. Where young people once lived under their parents’ roofs and adhered to the comparatively strict schedules of high school, college allows a taste of independence, more opportunities to more...

Understanding Step Five

March 14th, 2015 12 Steps, Helpful Articles
Many people who follow a path of recovery in 12-step programs feel intimidated by Step Five. In this step, we learn that we need to face and admit the exact nature of the things we have done wrong. We need to make this admission to ourselves, to our Higher Power and to another human being. Once we have done a fearless more...

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