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Photos: Christmas / Changing Seasons

Photography Assignment: Christmas The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of something christmas-y OR a photo to indicate changing seasons. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.      This post is now closed to new submissions.    

The Abstinence Myth in Treatment

In many ways, substance use itself is a symptom of a whole host of issues that go much deeper into the psychology of individuals than mere consumption.

Taking Drugs on Christmas: A Reverse Temperance Tale

Drugs can be consumed in positive ways in positive surroundings with positive people. Enjoy!

Audio: Community

Happy Merry HoHo. I wanted to share this full-length episode from my sober podcast series. It’s called “Community” (SP231) and it’s about an hour long! why does online sober support work? and how does it work … like, what is it about having a community of sober people that helps us to feel not so […]

SGR Ep164 - Todd ‘Zman’ Zalkins

Todd ‘Zman’ Zalkins grew up during the Long Beach punk rock scene, where surfing and back yard parties were nothing but the norm. When Sublime first started playing shows, Todd was right there in the middle of it all, and as Sublimes...Show More Summary

Medications alone don't help smokers quit

Pharmaceutical interventions are routinely prescribed to help people quit smoking. However, a new study suggests that, despite promising results in clinical trials, smoking cessation drugs alone may not be improving the chances of successful quitting among smokers in general.

The power of the earth behind me

From Sober in Richmond (The Solstice Guy): “I started my 100 Day challenge on Winter Solstice [and is celebrating 3 years sober tomorrow] … If there is anyone out there who needs some motivation to start – perhaps they can do the Solstice to Solstice. It really helped me to have the power of the whole […]

Key link between mitochondria, cocaine addiction discovered

Scientists have identified significant mitochondrial changes that take place in cocaine addiction, and they have been able to block them.

Vivitrol and Suboxone Equally Safe and Effective in Treating Opioid Addiction, Study Says

A recent study published in The Lancet has revealed that Vivitrol and Suboxone are equally as safe and effective as each other once they are fully initiated. To see the comparative rate of relapse, the study gathered 570 people from various treatment centers around the country. Of those who started the treatment during the study … Continued

How exercise is key to successfully quitting smoking

Exercise can help smokers finally kick the habit, suggests new research. The study reveals that even moderate intensity exercise markedly reduces the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Hole in the soul

I want to write but somehow I do not finish a post and when I do I re-read it (NEW) and start changing stuff (NEW) until I get lost and then start a new post. That has been going on … Continue reading ?

Banquet of life...

Live, Live, Live… When you are growing up you think of your life as being “normal.” But when you get older, you realize that the standards and attitudes of those around you have shaped how you see the world and how you live your life. Show More Summary

Detox vs Rehab: Which One Is Right for You?

Seeking treatment is an important first step in recovering from addiction. But how do you know what type of treatment is right for you? Should you detox? Should you go to rehab? Aren’t they the same? Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on … Continued

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