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A new Bar; A new Hope: Sober & Dry Bars

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A new Bar; A new Hope: Sober & Dry Bars

There is a new fad coming around called “Sober & Dry Bars.” We think this is a fabulous trend and this is why we think so: Basing my hometown work in Detroit, Michigan I am cultured by many things about addiction in and around the city. But, one thing that has been catching my eye ...

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Facts on Alcohol Consumption Everyone Should Know

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Facts on Alcohol Consumption Everyone Should Know

We will begin the journey by explaining to you how the correlation between youth and alcohol consumption is very prevalent to this day, and the statistics to back it up… “Global Post reports that youth 15 years and above drink on average 6.2 liters of pure alcohol every year… [Courtesy of foodworldnews.com. Jan 2015]” Next ...

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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

An addiction is more like an affliction. It's a realization that the life you once had with the sister I once knew is gone gone forever until one day she may wakes up and makes the choice. The choice to be a sister, to be a mother, to be a daughter, to be an Aunt, to be a niece, to be a cousin to be there for the ones who love her and stop being there for one thing a drug. A drug named Roxy. Roxy stole my sister. The drug stole the only sibling I had left. To say...

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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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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

Mary Beth lost her son Matthew May 19th, 2013 to Addiction.  This story chronicles her journey through co-dependency from living with not just an addict, but an addicted loved one. Many people affected by addiction are not addicts themselves.  In fact, most people affected by addictions are the people closest to the user/abuser.  Through Mary ...

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