having fun and staying social in recovery.
Staying Social in Recovery

Just because you are sober doesn’t mean you can’t have a social life. You can still go out and have fun, enjoy time with your friends, and make new ones. Being sober doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit with no life. In fact, going out and spending time with your friends and trying…

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Addiction Issues facing Racing Railroad Workers
Railroad Workers and Addiction

According to internal federal documents obtained by The Washington Post, drug testing in 2016 showed that almost eight percent of railroad workers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, cocaine, morphine, and OxyContin. The number of drug-positives test obtained after accidents was ten times higher than ten years ago. In 2014 the number…

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Find the right addiction recovery meeting for you in Salt Lake CIty, Utah
Finding Meetings in Salt Lake City

Finding like minded people can help you throughout your recovery, especially if you’re feeling the urge to use again. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and want to use again but using the techniques taught to you during treatment and going to a meeting can help you overcome the urge and remind yourself of…

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Addiction Issues Facing Health Professioanls in Utah.
Utah Healthcare Providers and Addiction

Intermountain Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in the intermountain west and well known throughout Utah. They have 22 hospitals and over 185 clinics. They have 1,500 multi-specialty doctors and caregivers and a total of 37,000 employees as of 2015. The University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system and…

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The effects of alcohol abuse in Utah.
Alcohol Abuse In Utah

Alcohol abuse in Utah is continuously less than the national averages. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a problem. People in Utah still abuse alcohol and suffer with alcohol abuse. Just because numbers are lower it doesn’t mean they are nonexistent. Many people attribute the lower numbers to the higher population of practicing LDS…

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An interview with blogger Lynne Huysamen
Living With Addiction: An Interview with Blogger Lynne Huysamen

Sharing your recovery story can be difficult, but it can also be inspiring and generate hope in others. Sharing your personal journey through the ups and downs of living with addiction and mental health issues can let others know that help is out there, ans there’s a better life waiting for them. Sharing a personal…

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Sober activities in Utah
Sober Outdoor Adventures in Utah

One of the biggest complaints from recovering addicts, in their new-found sobriety, is boredom. Before recovery when they were bored or had nothing to do, they would get high or drunk, they would go to a bar, concerts, raves, or any other gathering where they could use or find their substance of choice. In treatment…

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Learn the myths & truth about addiction and poverty
Addiction and Poverty

Just as there is a constant debate over the idea of which came first, the chicken or the egg, there has been a constant debate over the correlation between addiction and poverty or income levels. For a long time, it was believed that all addicts were or would eventually be under the poverty line or…

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My child is an addict.
My Child is an Addict. Now What?

Whether you are a mother or father, watching your child become an addict is one of the most difficult things. Here is your baby, someone you nurtured and cared for their entire life, someone you have an unconditional love for, someone who you tried to give the world and anything their heart desired, someone who…

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PTSD and alcohol addiction rehab in Salt Lake City
PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

Most people when they hear Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they think of the brave men and women who have served our country in war. PTSD is just that, a condition that presents itself after a traumatic event that has happened. It can happen to anyone who survived or witnessed a traumatic event in their…

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