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Hatred Bred from Addiction

“LET THEM DIE.” “WHY ARE WE CALLING 911.” “THEY ARE JUST A USELESS JUNKIE.” “THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE.” “WHAT A WASTE.” The above sayings are all things I have read and heard in regards to addicts who have overdosed or those of whom are living in active addiction, in general. These are not the only […]

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Valid Certification Agencies by State

Alabama Alabama Association of Christian Recovery Ministries www.aacrm.net/Certified-Life-Recovery-Coach Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program (RADACT) www.radact.com/anchorage/ Wellbriety Training /White Bison.org http://www.wellbrietytraining.com/ or http://www.whitebison.org Alaska, Juneau National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Juneau (N.C.A.D.D.) http://ncaddjuneau.org/ Arizona, Phoenix Recovery Innovation of Arizona, Inc. (RIA) http://www.recoveryinnovations.org/riaz/ Recovery Opportunity Center (ROC) http://recoveryopportunity.com/recove…/for-peer-specialists/ California Recovery Opportunity […]

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

I’ve used the term “Addict Zombie” before, and I continue to because it’s the best way I can really think of to describe what I watched heroin do to my daughter, and what I continue to see it do to others. It’s so similar to the pop culture depictions, it’s uncanny. It’s starts as an […]

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TRUTH

What is truth? Everyone seems to be seeking it, especially in others, so let’s start with the factual definition, shall we? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Noah Webster may be a distant relative of mine so I’m kind of famous. You should listen to me, just sayin’), the definition is as follows: TRUTH: 1: a […]

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2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisis

Vancouver – In a report released this morning by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 10 recommended areas for action have been identified to help prevent illegal drug overdoses and reduce the number of deaths occurring in the province. ​The recommendations, which include measures such as deepening the involvement of people who use drugs […]

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Recovery Skills

When substance abuse, mental illness mix

MENU The First Rule of Recovery 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 don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. You don’t […]

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Former drug dealers tell their own stories of addiction

Former drug dealers tell their own stories of addiction

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Drug dealers play a major role in the opioid crisis facing the state, and in addition to supplying the substances being abused, they are often struggling with addiction themselves. Elizabeth Atwood said she knows firsthand about the downward spiral of substance abuse. "I don’t know when it happened. I think it started […]

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Angela Singer’s struggles with addiction and self harm became a journey of redemption and hope

Angela Singer's struggles with addiction and self harm became a journey of redemption and hope

Amid scars lining Angela Singer’s left arm are the tattooed words “Without struggle there is no progress.” Inked on her right wrist is “fearless” — reminders of a painful journey that nearly ended in her death, but has evolved into inner peace. For years, Singer harboured anger and bitterness after she was sexually abused at […]

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Billie Lourd Hopes Her Mom Carrie Fisher’s Cause Of Death Will Inspire Others To Get Help

Billie Lourd Hopes Her Mom Carrie Fisher's Cause Of Death Will Inspire Others To Get Help

This year hasn’t been an easy one for Billie Lourd, who, right before ringing in 2017, suffered two major losses: the death of her mother, 60-year-old actress Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, 84-year-old actress Debbie Reynolds. Now the Associated Press has reported that the precise cause of Fisher’s untimely passing could not be determined. The […]

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Docuseries Tackles Five Decades Of The War On Drugs

History Channel Docuseries Tackles Five Decades Of The War On Drugs

The four-part miniseries is a thorough exposé of the US government’s role in growing the domestic drug war. Clip from War On Drug Policy PSA 2017 A new four-part History Channel series delves deep in the U.S. government’s role in fueling the War on Drugs during the last five decades—producing the disastrous drug war as […]

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