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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a working definition of recovery from mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) as a “process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Recovery can be facilitated by making sure that […]


The United States is grappling with a deadly opioid epidemic, causing a surge in the number of overdoses and associated fatalities. Opioid overdoses are happening not only along the borders and crime-ridden alleyways but also in every nook and cranny of concrete high-rises and bustling metropolises. According to a recent report published by the Blue […]

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For many people, the aftermath of a traumatic event can result in painful memories. Over time, these memories may fade for some of them, but for others, they may linger for months or even years after the event. Such a condition, which is diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), causes emotional devastation and carries a […]

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Though it is easy to focus on the stressful parts of the holidays when in recovery, many aspects of this season can be beneficial to the healing process. Family and friends can provide a supportive, loving environment that is conducive to mental health and sobriety. Large social networks have proven helpful to those in recovery. […]

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Alcohol is a staple at many holiday parties. Christmas festivities might seem incomplete without a little eggnog, while it’s common for champagne to be handed out close to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Alcohol abuse is common during the holidays, as is relapse for those in recovery from alcohol addiction. According to the National Institute […]

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Having a healthy relationship with food during the holidays can prevent the risk of relapse in individuals with past substance abuse issues. Many people have disordered relationships with food, which can result in using substances or adopting other maladaptive behaviors in an attempt to lose weight. During the holiday season, engaging in healthy food behaviors […]

A person in recovery
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On June 9, Seth Mnookin wrote an article for STAT that quickly went viral. As someone in recovery for heroin addiction, he described a particularly frightening incident in which kidney stones became lodged in his ureter during a flight from Miami to Boston. After being wheeled from the airplane on a gurney, Mnookin quickly found […]

importance of friendships
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Having meaningful, positive friendships throughout life is a vital aspect of overall health and well-being. Researchers have not only found support for greater happiness and life satisfaction among people who have close relationships, but people who have friends are more likely to live longer and be more resilient to stress. Friendships have multiple benefits on […]

vital to take responsibility
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“It’s not my fault — it’s a disease.” “My family has a history of addiction, so it makes sense that I’m an addict, too.” “My parents drove me to drink.” “My significant other drove me to drink.” “My mental health drove me to drink.” “If things at work weren’t so stressful, I wouldn’t need to […]

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There isn’t much in the way of good news regarding opioids these days. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) notes since 2001, heroin overdose deaths have increased 600 percent. Vivitrol appears to be a bright spot on the horizon. According to one study, this once-a-month injection cuts the risk of relapse in […]