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Remembering to forget

I was looking at Riley’s death certificate and saw that the cause of death was cirrhosis. I stared at those words and thought about the pride with which Riley always said his liver regenerated and was not the cause of any of his ailments. Show More Summary

SGR Ep159 - How to Enjoy the Holidays without Alcohol

Shane and longtime friends Seth & Mel Manter join the show to discuss the holidays, gratitude, stuffing versus stove top, why black Friday is stupid, dealing with life through the holidays without drinking, and more.  Thanks to our sponsor I Am Sober App  

Sober Living: Is It Right for You?

You successfully complete treatment and think to yourself, “Finally, I have my life back. Everything can go back to normal. I’m ready for this.” And while that is true for many, for some, the pressures of returning to real world settings – work, family obligations, school, and financial responsibilities – can be very challenging. Often, … Continued

what do you see in this video versus what do you think I see?

  this is a contest / writing assignment. watch the short video above from the Humans of New York facebook page. check out a few of the comments posted in response to this video on Facebook (you don’t have to sign up for FB to read the comments. don’t read too many, just a half […]

Sleeve gastrectomy, common weight-loss surgery, lowers women's tolerance to alcohol

Women who have had gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight may want to consider limiting the number of alcoholic drinks they consume post-surgery. A new study found that after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, women could be legally intoxicated after drinking half the number of drinks than women who did not have this surgery.

Smoking study personalizes treatment

A simple blood test is allowing researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

4 Ways to Support Your Loved One’s Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays are often a time for joy and celebration, but for many people in recovery the holidays can also bring stress, fear, and relapse. It is important to find the right balance that allows you to enjoy the season without jeopardizing your loved one’s recovery. Practice Open Communication One of the biggest concerns that … Continued

Anger. Sadness. Happiness!

Happy? Yep, happy. How come? Different mindset. 2 Weeks ago I informed my boss that I would not be taking on a new contract. The work makes me ill physically and emotionally. The company where I work has difficulty with … Continue reading ?

Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis

Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with...Show More Summary

Shame as a Barrier to Addiction Treatment

The largest barrier to alcoholics getting treatment is shame. This is ironic because getting help and getting sober should be an action that alcoholics feel proud of.

SGR Ep158 - 6 Questions YOU MUST Ask Before Checking Into Treatment with Bob Forrest

  Bob “Rehab Bob” Forrest is an addiction expert perhaps best known as the straight talking, straight shooting counselor on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew. Bob had a long journey in his struggle with addiction, visiting rehab facilities 24 times before finding sobriety in 1996. Show More Summary

Optimistic Gratitude

It’s that time again. It happens every year. “It” meaning the holiday season. Of course Christmas merchandise was put out before Halloween so the “season” actually started a while ago. This is both a horrible and a wonderful time of year. Show More Summary

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