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How I Got My Start Advocating!

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How I Got My Start Advocating!

I advocate education in recovery! Without it, I don't think I'd be the man that I am today. So when I had a few years clean and sober, finally mental (somewhat) stable, I packed my bags and got the hell out of Dodge! I moved north for school and really had no one to rely on but keeping myself straight! But, the professors became my best friends. I was granted to first become a college tutor but then joined 6 international honor societies, made 3 keynote speeches on addiction and drugs, and have been in the newspaper every year since...

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15 Things to Remember when having ‘The Talk’

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15 Things to Remember when having ‘The Talk’

Drug addiction is something that seems to be a generational plague in my family.  I was raised by an addict, who was raised by an alcoholic and an enabler. I could go up further in my tree, but you get the point.  Many people know that I’m also a person in recovery from drugs and ...

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Major Depression + Substance Abuse = Dual Diagnosis

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Major Depression + Substance Abuse = Dual Diagnosis

Major Depression + Substance Abuse = Dual DiagnosisBy Matthew Peters (Disclaimer: I’m not a medical doctor. The information provided here is a result of my research and/or personal experiences.)   “Welcome this pain; for you shall learn from it.” Ovid’s words from The Metamorphoses are a trenchant observation on the benefits that might be culled ...

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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

The transition from rehab to home brings many challenges. We are stripped from the favorable conditions that promoted our abstinence. The 24/7 support of counselors and staff are no longer available to us. Staying clean in rehab is actually quite simple. Rehab is a comfort zone, a place of safety. Stepping outside of that comfort ...

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