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Runner's High Feeding My Addiction or Helping Recovery?

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Runner's High Feeding My Addiction or Helping Recovery?

Injuries suck. Worse than that, not being able to run sucks. Before you cut me off, I promise I am not going to waste your time reading my complaints through toxic word vomit. This is more about a lesson in balance and moderation, valuable to any person in recovery. Some people choose running for health benefits, mental health equilibrium, or a temporary escape. An addict in recovery may choose running to chase a runner’s high. While driving to work today, I passed runners on the streets and sidewalks I generally run on. I cannot help but feel a twinge of...

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How to Live High on Life!

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How to Live High on Life!

I walked around feeling sort of groggy this morning. I was a bit depressed and sad that I actually slept in a bit passed what I'd wanted to. But the worst part about it was that I was on top of the world last night! I even told my mom, “When I run I feel so much better than I ever did getting high! My body feels so… perfect!” It’s true though. And I never used to be like this. I tended to be more of a weight lifter, and yeah, I got a good pump on and put a...

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Alcoholic Beer vs. Non Alcoholic Beer?

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Alcoholic Beer vs. Non Alcoholic Beer?

Is non alcoholic beer dangerous for a recovering addict? What if that addict lives with a loved one who keeps non-alcoholic beer in the house? Yes, Extremely Dangerous! Are you a loved one of a recovering addict? Do you ever wonder if you can keep beer or liquor in the house? Well, firstly liquor is a straight no-no! Don’t ...

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Facts to know about Prescription Opioids

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Facts to know about Prescription Opioids

Prescription Opioids:  The Introduction You walk in to the doctor’s office with a broken arm—at least I did at the age of 11—and you’re screaming in pain. The doctor says, “here’s a pill—it will take the edge off.” My mother seems to agree not knowing the repercussions. I was in a mass amount of pain, but ...

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