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Drugs are Ruining My Family: Recovery Heals The Wounds of Addiction



The focus of drug abuse is generally on the addicted individual and those that enable their addiction, but there are many people that suffer a great deal an individual’s disease: the families of the addicted loved one. One person that is struggling with addiction can disrupt an entire family. It leaves it broken and vulnerable, […]

Fighting Addiction: How Aid in Recovery is Making a Difference



Dealing With Everyday Life – Fighting Addiction Every day there are people walking around the streets, working jobs and dealing with everyday life, that are struggling with addiction. For some, outward signs of addiction are less noticeable than others, but that doesn’t mean it is any less of a problem. Most people fighting addiction want […]

Addiction Recovery Tip Sheet: Holidays 2016



I’ve only spent one holiday season sober so far. This year will be my second. But I have a plan to stay sober – a good plan – and I want to share it with you. It’s been vetted by people with a lot of years, so it’s not just my advice.

This is a season in the past when I would toast with champagne at dinner to feign classiness and then crack open Budweisers cooled in frozen Koozies to relax after the dishes were done.

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Addiction Recovery 5K Run: Highlights



This video shows the highlights of Aid in Recovery’s 5K Run for Recovery. Aid in Recovery’s 5K event took place on September 17th, 2016, to honor National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month started in September 1989, since then it has inspired millions of people to raise awareness about recovery from addiction.

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14 Signs You Are Enabling Addiction



We have all had to watch someone that we love suffer. It is heartbreaking. We want to help. But the longer you help your loved one solve their problems, the longer they will use. This is textbook enabling. Are you an enabler? Learn how to find out and how to stop. Don’t feed the addiction. But when they are ready for real help, for treatment, act fast.

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Addiction, Painkillers, and Retirement: My Mom the Opioid Abuser



When I think about addiction, I should reflect on my personal experiences. You see, I’m in recovery. Often I do think about my journey, but when the topic of conversation flutters around Opioid addiction, or I read another news article about the rise of Opioid abuse, I think of my mother. She is an addict that was in denial for years — more than a decade — about her addiction. She would hoard Vicodin and Hydrocodone, continually ask her doctor for a new script…

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Born Into Drug Addiction – I Followed in My Parents Footsteps – Until Now



This letter tells the story of a woman who grew up in a house torn apart by addiction. The far-reaching consequences may surprise you. We were inspired and moved by her story.

Hello, my name is Alexandria. I was born November 3rd, 1993 to two addicts and alcoholics. I’m the oldest of three girls. Growing up, my parents were always fighting. I always felt like it was my fault.

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Collateral Damage: Families of Drug Abusers



Wouldn’t life be simpler if other people were never affected by our poor actions and decisions? I know in my life, if this were the case, I would have quite a few bridges still standing that have unfortunately burnt down long ago.

When in active addiction, usually the last thing we are thinking about is how we’re affecting others. I remember I used to think, well, I never hang out with anyone. I just isolate in my room; I spend my earned money on my drugs and alcohol. And my most famous (and now almost comical) line was, who could I possibly be hurting when nobody even knows I’m using?

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Nurse Recovering From Addiction Pens Inspiring Letter to Young Daughter. Don’t Cry.



I’m a 31-year-old single mom who’s also an addiction recovering, depression-dodging, obsessive-compulsive nurse. To my daughter- If you ever find yourself in the arms of your teacher, crying, feeling what I can only imagine being the worst feeling you’ve felt up to this point in your life – that mommy is abandoning you – please know I’d never leave you…

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Alcohol Awareness Month 2016 – This Year’s Theme – Underage Drinking



April is Alcohol Awareness Month and this year’s theme is all about talking. As a parent, bringing up the topic of underage drinking is often uncomfortable, but it must be done. If you think about how awkward it is for you, imagine how uncomfortable your child must feel bringing up the subject.

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