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Breaking News

Recovering Addicts Work to Help Others in “Project Recover”

According to ABC News in Chesterfield, Virginia, individuals in recovery can join a program with the local sheriff’s office to become peer recovery specialists to help officers responding to calls of individuals struggling with their sobriety.  Joy Bogese approaches people struggling with drug addiction the way a teacher might approach a reluctant student — gently, calmly, and armed with experience in a subject that has stymied each of them. Read More

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LGBTQIA+ Living in Recovery

Some Good News: 32 Years Sober, a Man Founds an LGBTQ-Affirming Recovery Group in Sheboygan County

Dan L. started drinking to numb himself while trying to hide that he was gay, he said. Now 32 years sober and wanting others to have a safe place to turn, Dan started an LGBTQ+ 12-Step Recovery Group at Sheboygan County’s Rightway Club. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and is open to all people who want to fight drug, alcohol or other addiction problems. Read More

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Health & Wellness Living in Recovery

My 2 Non-Negotiable Sobriety “Tools”

7 years ago I would have laughed in your face if you told me Yoga, Pilates, talking to people, meditating, or going on a walk would get me sober. Especially if you mentioned the popular action of wellness “gurus” across Instagram-land, drinking warm water with lemon in the morning. I only was drinking warm vodka with lemon in the morning. Yes, gross I know, but that is what happens. If you know, you know, and I hope you don’t. Read More

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Breaking News Featured

Meth Plays Big Role in Drug ODs in Rural America | HealthDay

Methamphetamine is driving an epidemic of drug overdoses in rural America, a new study concludes. Researchers attribute the surge to meth laced with fentanyl or combined with an opioid that contains fentanyl. “Methamphetamine is increasingly contaminated or adulterated with fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin,” said lead researcher Dr. Todd Korthuis, director of the Addiction Medicine Section at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland. Read More

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Living in Recovery Mental Health

Understanding Dual Diagnosis | NAMI

As intuitive as the term “dual diagnosis” may seem, it actually doesn’t mean having two mental health conditions. Dual diagnosis (also referred to as a co-occurring disorder) is a term used when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Therefore, “dual diagnosis” itself is not a diagnosis, but rather a specific combination of diagnoses. Read More

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Sober Events

Break Free NYFW Announces Their Second Showcase During National Recovery Month

Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause, leading the discussion on mental health and substance use disorders within the fashion industry. We have invited mental health and addiction rights activists to not only walk in this show as models but to be featured designers showcasing their collections for the New York elite to immerse themselves within their brands’ core mission of shining a light on this pressing issue.  Read More