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How Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery Won’t Help



Breaking The Stigma To Help Overcome Addiction It’s no secret that those who take drugs in the United States are often looked down upon by their drug-free counterparts. In fact, addiction stigma has become such a troubling problem that 35.1 percent of adults with a drug problem who didn’t enroll in mental health care in […]

Six Techniques For Preventing Relapse



Overcoming an addiction is a huge accomplishment. However, for many, successfully completing treatment is just the beginning. Remaining drug free and avoiding relapse can be challenging as well. While there seems to be no sure-fire way to prevent relapse, here are some helpful hints that might keep you from falling back into old habits. 1. […]

8 Myths About Addiction



Addiction has been the subject of a long and drawn-out misinformation campaign. Myths regarding drug addiction are often shared and spread in an attempt to scare children away from using drugs. Unfortunately, this has a secondary effect of creating a stigma around drug use and addiction. Understanding the truth behind these myths is the first […]

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 […]

Strange Addiction Triggers



People with drug and alcohol addictions have triggers – things that tempt them to relapse and use again.There are normal triggers, and then there are strange triggers. Here we look at the strange triggers that can trip you up. #StrangeTriggers

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Addiction Songs – Relapse: Starting Over Sober



Starting Over: This is a song Jon wrote about his first relapse. It was a terrible feeling, a terrible waste, but out of the ashes can be born beautiful things. #addictionsong #addictionlyrics

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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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Self-Love After Addiction



At times, an incredible guilt fills you up and you wonder if you will ever be that carefree person you used to be. You feel guilty because you hurt people while you were using. You feel guilt over the financial burden you have put on the people you love. Chances are you started using because there was something about yourself you didn’t like very much and maybe some of that still lingers. Here we give you concrete ideas for overcoming these fears and replacing them with better habits. This is your opportunity to start over and make better ‘you.’

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