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Overdose Symptoms

June 20, 2019
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Eternal Rest, in a pill: The Dangers of Sleeping Pill Abuse

There is nothing like the chaos of addiction to spur the longing for peace and rest, the kind that knocks you out and puts you out of your misery for a night. But what about when a night’s rest turns into eternal rest. Sleeping pill overdoses are on the rise amongst addicts, often unintentionally. Why are so many addicts and […]
May 8, 2019
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Finding New Connections: The Importance of Community in Recovery

People, people, people… people everywhere. We love them, we judge them, we want to be close to them, and we want solitude and respite from them. Many of us acknowledge a certain intrinsic connection to these others- our human family; our fellow members of a diverse, and often perplexing, species. We bring out similarities in each other, and differences of […]
April 19, 2019
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Acceptance is a Key: How to Tame the Desperate Longing for More

Some say addiction is a societal disease- tied to the act of endless consumption; never enough; more, more, more. Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva Meditation, talks about it as the “I’ll be happy when..” Syndrome; This notion that if I could just get more I would find Nirvana… or at least a better feeling. And for addicts and alcoholics, […]