Hepatitis C: How to combat this silent epidemic while struggling with substance abuse

Hepatitis C: How to combat this silent epidemic while struggling with substance abuse

Hepatitis C is a common and well-known disease in the substance abuse community. Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common blood-borne virus in the United States, with 4-5 million Americans currently infected. In fact, Hep C is 3x more common than HIV. If left untreated Hep C can cause serious liver damage, including liver failure.

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I NEED HELP! Some of the hardest three words to say when in recovery

I NEED HELP! Some of the hardest three words to say when in recovery

I need help! This is a phrase many of us associate with weakness and vulnerability. By asking for help we are acknowledging we have a problem that we cannot fix alone. For many that is a thought too hard to swallow. So, we continue to struggle and try to push through our problems. We tend to become secluded and try and save face for the sake of our pride.

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The Power of Hydration: why staying hydrated is the key to success when trying to stay healthy

The Power of Hydration: why staying hydrated is the key to success when trying to stay healthy

Staying properly hydrated, especially in this Arizona heat is something most of know we should do. Hydration is important for the body and mind to properly function. This is especially important while in recovery and trying to get your body and mind back on track. So why is it that so many of us still do not drink enough water every day?

Here are 15 reasons to get you drinking water now!

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Summer and Sober: How to enjoy your summer and maintain your sobriety

Summer and Sober: How to enjoy your summer and maintain your sobriety

With the Summer comes pool parties, Barbeques, Graduations, and endless Social Events. It’s a time spent at the beach and pools with family and friends eating and drinking in the sun.  It’s also a time of year that causes many to worry and stress about maintaining sobriety.

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The Power of Mindfulness

The Power of Mindfulness

For many of us, we rush through life going through the motions from one task to the next. We become creatures of habit and live our lives without truly stopping to think about what we are doing. Most of us justify this with we are so busy and have so much to get done, but the reality is our lives are just passing us by and we have become numb. Which for many of us, may be the goal even if we don’t realize it.

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