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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

Breaking News Resources for Recovery

Partnership to End Addiction launches RxAware – a Program to Curb Opioid Misuse and Educate Families

Partnership to End Addiction, a national nonprofit uniquely positioned to reach, engage and help families impacted by addiction, launched an innovative program that will help curb opioid misuse. The program, RxAware, aims to educate people on the wide array of non-opioid pain relievers available and offer ways to reduce the risks associated with opioid medications if prescribed. Read More