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

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Break Free NYFW Announces Performers and Guest Speakers for the Runway, Including Award Winning Double Platinum Recording Artist, Mary Lambert

Break Free NYFW, a designer showcase with a cause, announces their featured speakers, performers, and sponsors for their up-and-coming runway show featuring fashion designers such as Helen Castillo of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars, Mental Health Activist and Plus Sized Designer, Renee Cafaro, making her NYFW premiere, Ashley Alt, and cottagecore women’s wear brand, Dynasty George.  Read More

New Hampshire's Multi-Million Settlement with Johnson & Johnson
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New Hampshire’s Multi-Million Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

In the storm of litigation from states to the big drug companies, another victory has been won for the states. This time New Hampshire is getting a piece of the pie, that being a $40.5 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson. What’s of note in this announcement, which came on September 1st of this year, is that this settlement was reached three days before the case was taken to trial. Read More

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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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Mobilize Recovery

It can be tempting to let yourself become held down by bad news. The numbers for overdose deaths from opioids are rising at an alarming rate. While we have to come to terms with reality, we don’t have to succumb to despair or hopelessness. Addiction is a terrifying reality, but there’s a comforting reality: that there’s hope for recovery. Read More

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Mental Health Relationships

Break Free NYFW Collaborates with Fashion Fights Cancer to Raise Awareness on Cancer Research

Break Free NYFW is thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with Fashion Fights Cancer to give away two VIP tickets at our Designer Showcase featuring Project Runway’s Helen Castillo, Renee Cafaro, and Ashley Alt, with guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw of the Real Housewives of New York, as well as breast cancer survivor and model, Christine Handy who will be rocking the runway. Read More

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Break Free NYFW Gives Hope During National Recovery Month

Back in February, Break Free took New York Fashion Week by storm. Bringing together designers like Jacqueline City Apparel, Zephyr, Love Disorder, Adorn Your Clothes, and LadyCat. These designers came together to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, 10,000 Beds. The primary goal of Break Free was to raise funds for 10,000 Beds and their “One Bed. One Life” Scholarship Fund. This fund connects individuals and families who are battling substance use disorders and mental health challenges who lack the funds to pay for treatment to appropriate and vetted treatment programs nationwide.  Read More