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3 Dead Fentanyl Laced Heroin | New Life Recovery®

3 Dead Fentanyl Laced Heroin | New Life Recovery® | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it

According to the Monroe News – Fentanyl-laced heroin is suspected to be responsible in the deaths of 3 people in just the last 24 hours. Monroe County in Michigan had warned the community previously that the Heroin on the streets was potentially laced with Fentanyl. Monroe County Sheriff ’s Maj. Jeff Kemp said, “We had three heroin overdose deaths in one shift, and I can’t remember if that’s ever happened before,” he said. “It’s killing them instantly.”

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Do You Feel Rejected? - Top Addiction Treatment & Recovery Directory

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Tis the Season to be Lonely

As we embark on another Christmas season watching the media portray perfect people enjoying the perfect holiday; I am quickly reminded of how many people live lives that in no way resemble this fantasy.

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More people go through life feeling rejected than many of us know.

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How to Make Rehab a Success

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If you attempt to enter rehab with a “poor me” attitude, it will just prolong your misery and delay your recovery.
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Considering rehab with a positive attitude can make all the difference between success or failure.


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Marijuana Causes Mental Problems - New Life Recovery® Top Addiction Treatment Centers

Cannabis research, conducted over 20 years by Professor Wayne Hall, an adviser to the World Health Organisation, links the smoking of cannabis to many harmful side-effects. The study shows marijuana use results in lower brain cognition from mental illness to lower academic attainment to impaired driving ability. Cannabis Addictive as Heroin The new study released …
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Pot is just another drug or crutch.

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Latest Research Says E-Cigarettes-Gateway to Drug Addiction

Latest Research Says E-Cigarettes-Gateway to Drug Addiction | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Lieberman, the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor of Psychiatry and chair of psychiatry at CUMC, said, “The emergence in our society of new recreational pharmaceuticals such as E-cigarettes and legalized marijuana, while justifiable on one level, may have adverse consequences …  Read More
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This makes sense. Substituting one addiction for another.

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Tobacco Addiction

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How would you like to get your teeth brown; your breath to smell; subject yourself to heart disease, cancer, and stroke; and pay only $8.30 for the privilege?
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Smoking is gross and unfortunately a lot of people in recovery smoke, and for some reason do not think it is as dangerous. If people say it calms them down, are they not using it as a drug of sorts...to change how they feel?

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Why 90 Days and Beyond? - English Mountain Recovery

Why 90 Days and Beyond? - English Mountain Recovery | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it
We have been saying for years that the best friend a client has in treatment is time. English Mountain Recovery was one of the first true 90 residential programs. Many friends told us people are too used to traditional 28 and 30 day programs and you won’t be able to survive.
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It seems like a long time to go into treatment, but so many people relapse after only 30 days in rehab. If someone has spent 20 years drinking, or even 5 years, what is 90 days in the grand scheme of things? If 90 days in rehab offers a higher success rate, that is what I want!

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Alcohol-Myths & Facts

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Alcohol holds a special but complicated place in our society. A brightly colored Cosmopolitan is the drink of choice for the glamorous characters on Sex and the City. James Bond prefers his martini—shaken—not stirred—to unwind after taking out a villain. …  Read More
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That was always the problem, that I wanted to have my drinking be as glamorous as the actors in movies and tv. Alcohol just does not work that way when you are allergic to it.

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Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

What is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking is dangerous and can be just as detrimental as daily alcoholic drinking. Binge drinking is measured as the consumption of at least five drinks in a row for men and four drinks in a …  Read More
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There has been much speculation as to weather binge drinking does in fact manifest as alcoholism. It is clear that is is not the frequency but the amount of alcohol consumed,  and what happens as a result of the drinking that determines alcoholism.

http://newliferecovery.net/college-students-alcohol/

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Watching TV Is Bad for Our Health

Many Americans favorite pastime is watching television. However, the more time we spend in front of the television, the more likely we will die at an early age. TV is bad for our health.
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I'm turning off the TV!

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How to Avoid a Relapse in Recovery-HALT!

Avoid recovery relapse. When troubled or anxious during the day we can HALT and ask ourselves, am I hungry, angry, lonely or tired? If hungry, when was the last time I ate, have I been going all day on 4 cups of coffee?
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I have used HALT for years and it is surprising how something so simple can be so effective. Paying attention to how we feel is to become aware and live in the present. Nothing beats it!

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High Childhood IQ Could Be Associated With Drug Abuse Later in Life

High IQ in childhood could be associated to illegal drug abuse later in life.
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I always felt that alcoholics and addicts were smarter than "normal" people, this is interesting confirmation.

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Smart Drugs...Really?

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Smart Drugs are really not that smart.
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Still waiting for a drug that makes me smarter! http://newliferecovery.net

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder? - Top Addiction Treatment & Recovery Directory

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? - Top Addiction Treatment & Recovery Directory | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it

Like all personality disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder is a deeply ingrained and enduring behavior pattern, manifesting as a rigid response to a broad range of personal and social...

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There is a strong correlation between child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, and development of BPD. Many individuals with BPD report a history of abuse and neglect as young children. Patients with BPD have been found to be significantly more likely to report having been verbally, emotionally, physically or sexually abused by caregivers of either gender. They also report a high incidence of incest and loss of caregivers in early childhood.

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How are Bath Salts used to Get High?

Bath salts for water are not the same as the bath salts being used to get high.
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Amazing.

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Fear Fuels Addiction - New Life Recovery® Top Addiction Treatment Centers

Most addicts do not discover that their substance abuse addiction is fueled by fear until they get into recovery. Working the steps helps one to see the dominant theme supporting their addiction. Fear fuels more addiction than anything else. So why do we have so much fear? At the crux of all this fear is the …
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Fear and faith can not coexist. When we learn what it is that really scares us, we can begin to move forward.

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95% of Alcoholics are Hypoglycemic

Studies have shown that most alcoholics suffer from Hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar, or when our bodies do not have enough sugar to use as fuel. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 …  Read More
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That explains the intense cravings.

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How are Bath Salts used to Get High?

Bath salts for water are not the same as the bath salts being used to get high.
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Bath salts is just a slang name for a new drug. I know that many people thought kids were actually using bath salts for a bubble bath! Great article.

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Journey Wilderness Therapy offers school credit while troubled teens receive much needed therapy

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Being a teenager is tough these days…. And being a parent of a teenager is even tougher! Adolescence is a time of emerging independence, a time to try new things, to test boundaries, and to discover our true identity. How does a caring parent find the healthy balance between encouraging their teen to explore the world and yet keep them safe from harmful choices? How can a mom or dad lovingly help their teen grow, expand their potential, and emerge as a productive and healthy adult? And how do we stop a trend that we see as potentially destructive and possibly dangerous?

Difficult Time for Teens

These are questions parents have grappled with during all the ages… It is true that current trends in cyber addictions, substance abuse, and harmful sexual pressure makes our time seem particularly fraught with pitfalls. But, all parents have struggled with the balance between protecting and releasing their emerging young adult children. Ernest Thompson Seaton, a pioneer in developing outdoor curriculum for teens, recognized, at the turn of the century, that his industrialized society was creating teens who were struggling to find themselves amidst the smoke and clamor of a steam-driven society. He used Woodcraft to create a way for young people to access themselves through living and learning about the woods. Much of his work is incorporated in the modern Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.

We have the same needs, only perhaps it is more expedient now in a cyber-world where teens can be bullied and shamed by thousands of peers through the internet. Where texting has taken the place of talking… where drugs and sex and violence are continually portrayed as the norm. And they rarely get to see a newly emerging flower, or a deer peaking shyly around a pine tree, or the water rippling on a pristine lake as the breeze ruffles their hair.

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Outstanding therapy program for troubled teens. http:journeywilderness.com

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23 Bills Passed To Tackle the Heroin Opioid Epidemic

23 Bills Passed To Tackle the Heroin Opioid Epidemic | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it
Heroin can be snorted, smoked or injected. Mexican black tar heroin is usually injected (once dissolved) or smoked because of its consistency. “I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralizing pain. It transforms a tight, white …  Read More
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It is great to see that New York has taken such an active stand in battling heroin addiction.

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David Cassidy - Dealing with Alcoholism - New Life Recovery®

David Cassidy - Dealing with Alcoholism - New Life Recovery® | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it
David Cassidy admitted he was an alcoholic following his 3rd DUI arrest last year. After losing his wife in divorce, and family home in South Florida, David Cassidy said that he has hit bottom, but as a result he experienced a spiritual awakening. He is currently on probation and attending court ordered outpatient alcohol treatment. …
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We hope and pray that David continues to put the forth the effort to stay clean and sober. As we get older it becomes harder and harder to recover from addiction, but better late than never! Never give up hope on anyone, even people who you see come and go in AA. I once had an old-timer tell me, never give up on anyone because you never know when the miracle can happen. As a result of heeding that advice, I have seen many people recover, and it is a miracle.

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What To Do About Addiction Cravings

Drug cravings are strong memories that are linked to the effect of drugs on the brain’s neurochemistry. The definition of craving is: a powerful desire for something. Neurochemistry is the specific study of neurochemicals, including neurotransmitters and other molecules that …  Read More
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I like to run or eat something, or change my environment.  Anything that gets me out of myself will usually work and the cravings subside.

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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder is a serious mental illness that will often times accompany an addiction resulting in a dual diagnosis. People who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder exhibit the following features based on the American Psychiatric Association. Symptoms …  Read More
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Depression is serious and getting treatment can make all the difference in the world. I self medicated for years not knowing that actually chemicals in my brain were making me depressed. Get help if you are feeling sad, it works. Great blog post.

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Heroin Task Force Listens to Testimonies

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The Heroin Task Force will use the information obtained in these discussions to strengthen their criminal justice laws and develop recommendations on ways to address this critically important issue.
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It's interesting to watch how the authorities attempt to battle addiction. They do a great job on obtaining information but at the end of the day, the best idea they have is to create a stronger "Don't Do Drugs-Just Say No", campaign.


This is an excellent blog. It seems that the more restrictions placed on obtaining pain medication is not lessening the desire for them. Sometime the very restriction makes the "thing" more desirable. Such is human nature.


At this point there is no money in congress to fund an educational campaign on the dangers of opiate use. It seems that blogs such as this are doing a great job in helping to make the public aware.

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Is a Woman Who is Drunk or High Sexy? - New Life Recovery®

Is a Woman Who is Drunk or High Sexy? - New Life Recovery® | Real Life How To Stay Sober Advice | Scoop.it
Drunk or high women are not sexy. We may start out the evening looking beautiful and drinking is glamorous, until it isn't.
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Agree.

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