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One-Third of Millennials Are Using Venmo to Buy Drugs

If you’re a Millennial, odds are you are familiar with the mobile money-transfer app, Venmo. The app’s function is simple: You want pizza, but you don’t have your wallet so your friend offers to buy you the slice. To compensate, you open your Venmo app. With just a couple of clicks and a quick search … Continued

Free online Chakra workshop with Anodea Judith

Just got posted a message on a free, online workshop on Chakras with Anodea Judith on Saturday, August 5. You can sign up here if you are interested. ???? Enjoy! I am happy that I quit. ???? xx, Feeling

thanks for the judgment [fiction]

quote from the new fiction writing project. this is fiction. this isn’t me, and it isn’t an email from a subscriber ???? it’s the internal dialogue of the main character as they imagine what speaking with their boss will be like … What, quit drinking? Are you high? Drinking is the only thing that’s holding me together […]

Change is in the air

There’s a big change going on out here in Rileyville. Good changes are knocking at my front door. I was informed that I would have an aide for at least 30 hours a week and respite time. Evidently the Medicaid application was approved however I wasn’t notified until yesterday. Show More Summary

3 Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

Addiction affects millions, yet only a small percentage of those individuals seek help. Learn the top three reasons why people don’t go to treatment.  

Tuesday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to Rory! Happy Day 50 to Wanderlust! Happy Day 50 to NMD! Happy Day 50 to Annikki! Happy Day 50 to Maggie Mo! Happy Day 50 to lmichel! Happy Day 100 to SDBKatz! Happy Day 100 to Auntimame! Happy Day 100 to Renne in Rochester! Happy Day 100 to Rehc! Happy Day […]

Senate Adds $45 Billion to Fight Opioid Crisis

When the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first proposed, it was met with resistance from both Republicans and Democrats, particularly when it came to how the bill would affect the current opioid crisis sweeping the nation. In an effort to increase support for the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently added $45 billion … Continued

Audio: BBC Interview “Is Drinking Required?”

On May 4th, i was interviewed by BBC Three Counties Radio, on the JVS Show (with Jonathan Vernon-Smith). I had no idea who the presenter was, had no time to do research, and was pretty surprised at how this went. when i listen back to this now, i feel tense! like i can’t tell how […]

the boozing you is a liar

if you drink, it creates a whole, different version of you, and it’s not the real you.     If you drink, you change the trajectory of your life in a large way. So when we stop drinking, it’s like there’s two people – the old us (the boozer) and the new us (the sober […]

National strategy to reduce opioid epidemic, an urgent public health priority

Years of sustained and coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics, which are intertwined and getting worse, says a new report.

Why You Also Matter in Your Loved One’s Recovery

In case of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. This is true when it comes to airplanes, and it is true when it comes to dealing with addiction. You might think it sounds selfish to think about yourself while your loved one is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, but … Continued

SGR Ep151 - Theres More Than One Way to Get Sober | Ben Randolph from Oregon Trail Recovery

Ben Randolph entered recovery in 1998 after struggling with substances for several years. After working in the construction trades for a number of years, he went on to school and earned his Master’s of Science. Ben has a passion for recovery and institutes recovery principles in all his affairs, including Oregon Trail Recovery. Show More Summary

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