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A Drug Summit Drums Up Support for Scotland

A Drug Summit Drums Up Support for Scotland

Drug summits are being held today and tomorrow to address the drug death epidemic in the UK. Ironically, this is happening in Glasgow, which is at the heart of the problem.  For Scotland, this is literally a life-or-death turning point as the country has seen some of the highest numbers of drug and alcohol-related mortalities in the world while having a drastic decline in addiction treatment funding. Since last year, Scotland has seen a 27% rise in drug-related deaths, with the majority of it being from opioid overdoses. Meanwhile, admissions to treatment centres, especially residential rehabs, have dropped. Today, it…

Got Soul!

Got Soul is a charity, founded by Maryam Ghaffari in 2012 to help people out of loneliness and isolation through soul and R n B music, and to make a difference in the community…

When to Change Sponsors

If you can, you should stick with one sponsor, because the better you know each other, the more productive your relationship will be. Sometimes that isn’t possible or desirable. Here are some reasons you might need to change sponsors….

The Reason for Individual Treatment Programs

While the biological roots of chemical dependency are similar for everyone, each person’s struggle with addiction is unique. That’s the main reason for individual treatment programs that cater to each person’s needs, triggers, and goals….

Problem Solving Skills You Gain in Treatment

Addiction recovery programs like drug rehab and behavioral counseling do more than just help an addict break from addiction, the problem solving skills you gain in treatment help you construct a better life for years to come….

How to Move Past Fear in Recovery

Fear is a significant motivator in all aspects of our life but fear can be particularly debilitating for addicts in recovery. Learn to harness your emotions and move past fear in recovery….

People-Pleasing Recovery in 5 Steps

Recovery should be about you finding your way out of addiction and living a life of sobriety, not pleasing those around you every step of the way. These 5 steps will help you focus on what’s important instead of people-pleasing….