Laughter: Not the Best Medicine, but a Medicine Indeed

Written by liam on April 28th, 2017

They say that laughter is the best medicine. We have all heard this from time to time, but have we really ever stopped to consider the weight of these words? The phrase is commonly used among people suffering from an illness, a bout of bad luck, or just a bad day. However, those who struggle…
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Addiction Treatment Gap Awareness Week – Mark Your Calendars

Written by liam on April 21st, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, “I felt like a penny waiting for change.”?  As it applies to addiction treatment, waiting may not be an option as the truth of the matter is, time and resources might be the difference between life and death. Well, wait no more.  During the week of April 24 to…
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Educate Yourself and Others

Written by liam on April 14th, 2017

Does it seem like every month of the year is dedicated to awareness to some cause? That’s probably because it’s pretty much true. While this may seem like an obvious deduction, there is a reason for this – It helps! It works! It’s another chance to make a difference in your life or the life…
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AA Proven Effective for Abstinence

Written by liam on March 3rd, 2017

It’s a well-established fact that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and many other twelve-step programs based on AA, are successful. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be over 2 million AA members worldwide. Joining is free and as simple as showing up. It’s a wonderful program for recovering alcoholics, and it’s a brilliant option for those with limited resources, unable…
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Recovery Comedy: Laughing your way to Recovery

Written by liam on October 14th, 2016

Stereotypical as it may be, comedians have long been associated with drinking and doing drugs. Entertainers in general seem to receive this stereotype. Musicians, actors, comedians, even some athletes are associated with partying. Surely not every entertainer abuses substances. However, as in life, many do abuse, and so in the end we see tragic deaths…
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Sober Living in Universities – Sober Dorms & Collegiate Recovery Programs

Written by liam on July 12th, 2016

Sober living in college is no easy feat. “Pregaming,” as it is called on campus (binge-drinking before social or sporting events), is rampant, and it can start as early as 8 a.m. on a football Saturday. The parties take place on the porches and lawns of fraternities, the roofs and balconies of student houses, and clandestinely…
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The First Step in Your Recovery

Written by liam on July 11th, 2016

For years you have been making excuses to why you can’t get sober, continuing to fuel your addiction. You know it’s easy to make these excuses and recovery is going to be hard, but without taking those first steps your life isn’t going to get better, you may die and your family will lose you…
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