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Co-Occurring Disorders…They Are Not Meant to Co-Exist in our Lives

Co-Occurring Disorders…They Are Not Meant to Co-Exist in our Lives

Dealing with one condition is tough on its own, but what if one is the cause of another or the other way around? Confused? Lets try to break co-occurring disorders down for you as easily as possible…

Co-occurring disorders are typically conditions where a person suffers from both a mental and substance problem. According to SAMSHA, approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is they have both a mental and substance use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive ...

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Drinking Problems and Why Alcoholism is more common than you think

Drinking Problems and Why Alcoholism is more common than you think

Nobody wants to admit that they have a drinking problem…

Society in fact makes drinking look appealing. Happy hours, Caribbean vacation with frozen cocktails, college parties, etc. About one out of every five movies, TV shows and songs have alcohol or drinking involved.

What does this promote to kids? That drinking is acceptable and “cool”. And it shows, as according to SAMHSA, 26.6% of Americans under the legal age for alcohol consumption are drinking. It may not seem like a high percentage, but ...

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Medication Abuse – The Silent Deadly Epidemic

Ever since we were young, when we felt bad or under the weather, our physician was who we trusted to make everything better. We knew when we received a prescription for a drug with the handwriting we couldn’t translate that in just a few short hours or days that we would be good as new!

As our generations have evolved, our society has become too dependent on the medications available to us and the pharmaceutical ...

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Is Teenage Alcohol Use A Natural Defense Mechanism

Is Teenage Alcohol Use A Natural Defense Mechanism

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis. –George Montgomery

Cuddling a newborn is the same as holding a bundle of pure potential–a human destiny embodied in flesh.  Most parents, when envisioning their child’s journey through adulthood, cling to the vision of a happy future; they optimistically tackle the challenges of parenthood by making endless sacrifices to ensure that opportunities ...

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Evolution of the Functional Alcoholic

Human beings aren’t destined to become alcohol users or abusers–or so it might seem–but the annals of human history are punctuated with stories of man’s struggle with the substance.  Our ancestors, ancient hominids, discovered that imbibing water containing rotten fruit produced an intoxicating effect and subsequently taught themselves how to control alcohol production by intentionally catalyzing fermentation.  Anthropologists can only speculate as to why primitive man would promote the production and ...

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Natural Cures for Addiction

Addiction, in its simplest form, is a term used to describe any habitual, psychological and physiological dependence on any substance beyond one’s voluntary control. It can turn us into drugs addicts, neurotics, alcoholics and workaholics, just to name a few. There are many complementary therapies that may be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatment to relieve symptoms of addiction withdrawal. Massage is one of these therapies. Please read on for more information.

How Does Massage Treat an addiction?

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Part II– Footprints In Recovery

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” ~ Albert Einstein

Footprints In Recovery
The Imperatives for Residents

1) Be Responsible:
You are, or are becoming, physically free of mind-altering chemicals and chemical dependency. The first imperative in recovery is Abstinence. You don’t drink ...

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Goodmorning Outer Banks!

Good morning everyone, hello from Footprints in Recovery. The outer banks of North Carolina is a great place to recover it has a great way of making you feel alive again and living life. This morning were all headed out to the Wright Brothers Memorial Christmas military fly over and events today… fun for the weekend… to get outta our heads for a little while…Drug Free …..haha and actually remembering things again.

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Checking Into Rehab – (part 1)

Checking-In at the Footprints In Recovery Rehab Center

Edward Bulwer-Lytton said, “The easiest person to deceive is oneself.” Residents of the Footprints In Recovery Program for rehabilitation from substance abuse and alcoholism quickly realize how prolonged addiction, substance abuse, and chemical dependency affects the mental and emotional aspects of the personality, and how irrational thinking and emotions run-riot have contributed to the destructive cycle of addiction.

Mornings at the Rehab

Every morning begins the same at the Footprints recovery house. Residents begin the ...

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Adopt a Beach – Footprints in Recovery

Adopt a Beach Outer BanksGreat day for beach clean up The sun is shining and God is good to all of us here.

This week we are focusing on the things that motivate us to change in our lives.

The old saying goes you go to rehab because of a nudge (by someone) a grudge (with someone) or by te judge (ordered).

Its amazing how we ...

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