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Halloween's Truth for Youth: What are they really up to?

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Halloween's Truth for Youth: What are they really up to?

Everybody in the blog world is sitting back enjoying their lives knowing that they have recovery, and telling you what they think will cure—mostly our youth—from going out and getting hammered on All Hallows Eve. But, that is the least bit of the truth for any of this story or epidemic at hand. Most adults in recovery will know these tips, then the adults not in recovery won’t read this, and the youth who are using tonight and tomorrow really don’t even know these blogs exist. So what I propose is that we write one for the parents of addicts or...

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; "Sober as Deviant"

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; "Sober as Deviant"

As many young adults prepare to go away to college and embrace the festivities of their life, some choose to stay sober.  A majority of college/University campuses have acclimated to the saga of binge drinking, promiscuous sex, and blackouts.   According to the article “Sober as Deviant: The Stigma of Sobriety and How Some College Students ‘Stay Dry’ on a ‘Wet’ Campus (Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 2013)” by Nancy J Herman-Kinney and David A. Kinney it's expressed in the abstract there are certain types of labels and stigmatizations that come with ‘sober as deviant.’  Kinney and Kinney go on to state...

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Recovery Tips: Positive Affirmations

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Recovery Tips: Positive Affirmations

I spent four months in treatment last year.  It’s hard to believe I’ve been home for one year now – still clean and sober.  When I think about the methods and practices that have influenced my recovery, so many things flood my mind.  As humans, we are individually unique.  My recovery isn’t like his, his ...

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; “Sober as Deviant”

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; “Sober as Deviant”

As many young adults prepare to go away to college and embrace the festivities of their life, some choose to stay sober.  A majority of college/University campuses have acclimated to the saga of binge drinking, promiscuous sex, and blackouts. According to the article “Sober as Deviant: The Stigma of Sobriety and How Some College Students ...

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