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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

For Parents Learning to Deal with a Child's Addiction
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For Parents Learning to Deal with a Child’s Addiction

One of the biggest fears that have become a reality for parents across the country is handling a child fighting an addiction. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic having a tremendous impact on our youth’s mental health nationwide, one of the results is our adolescents and young adults coping through substances. Read More

Good Eats: Trader Joe's Edition
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Good Eats: Trader Joe’s Edition

I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there is something so invigorating about grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. The staff is great and they have endless food to choose from. From fresh produce to meals you can just grab and go, Trader Joe’s has definitely become one of my favorite spots. What makes it even better is the unique recipes they have on their website – they even give you the option to build out a grocery list based on their given recipes! Who doesn’t love direction when shopping for food and cooking? Read More

Redefining Your Sexuality in Recovery: The Dos and Don'ts
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Redefining Your Sexuality in Recovery: The Dos and Don’ts

In many ways, physical intimacy is much safer than emotional connection. The act of sex itself, after all, is fairly mechanical. But emotional intimacy creates a safe, supportive foundation for physical connection. Emotional intimacy requires a sense of vulnerability and letting go of control. You are essentially revealing your flaws and trusting that another person won’t reject you.  Read More

The 2022 National Drug Control Strategy to Address the Overdose Epidemic
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The 2022 National Drug Control Strategy to Address the Overdose Epidemic

As of April 2022, approximately 106,854 Americans throughout the country have lost their lives to a drug overdose. As a response, on April 21st, 2022, President Biden had sent his Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy, which would deliver on the call to action in the President’s Unity Agenda through a whole-of-government approach to overcome the overdose epidemic. Read More

Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion
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Overdose Prevention Centers Save Lives and Aren’t “Heroin Shooting Galleries” As Those Less Informed on Harm Reduction May Lead You to Believe | Opinion

Today is our nation’s first-ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This makes today, now more than ever, a fitting time to reflect on OPCs and their place in our city and our community. Far too many lives have been lost to the overdose and addiction crisis this country is facing. Action needs to be taken before any more lives are lost to overdoses, which are reversible with the use of naloxone and the integration of more OPCs. Read More

The First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day
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The First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

It has recently been announced by a broad coalition of nonprofit organizations, major corporations, government agencies, and schools – such as Google, Snap, Meta, the Ad Council, Shatterproof, and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – that they will officially be launching the first National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 10, 2022. Read More