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This blog is dedicated to providing information and resources about addiction and recovery. New articles are posted almost daily and can be helpful to the struggling addict or even professional health care workers. Topics discussed range from wellness, addiction science, healthy habits, to myths about addiction. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our readers and inform people about important recovery issues.  If you enjoy our blog, make sure to bookmark our site and  follow us today, or tell a friend!

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Can Marijuana Increase Anxiety?

Posted on: January 15, 2018

The relationship between Marijuana and anxiety has long been a very debated topic with people on two different sides of the spectrum.  Some believe Marijuana is a wonder drug that can effectively reduce anxiety due to having powerful calming and soothing effect. Others believe that Marijuana actually increases feelings of panic and depression. So which Read more…

Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Did you know that according to the  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace?  Unfortunately, alcohol and substance abuse have become increasingly commonplace in the workplace since the disease of addiction affects a number of people across industries and socioeconomic factors. What are the effects of Read more…

NewBridge: Top Ten Warning Signs of a Relapse

Posted on: January 04, 2018

In today’s recovery community relapse is no longer a rare occurrence. The truth is that relapse is now a common step in many people’s path to long-term sobriety. Relapse is a part of my story, although it certainly does not need to be a part of your story. The types of relapses and duration of Read more…

Alcohol Addiction During the Holidays

Posted on: December 18, 2017

Reprinted from Carter, M. (2017) “For Those Coping With Alcohol Addiction, Christmas is one of the toughest times of the year” During the run-up to Christmas, alcohol consumption spirals and booze-soaked TV scheduling is partly to blame There’s a saying that – on balance – it’s probably better to be a heroin addict than an alcoholic. To a Read more…

5 Tips To Help You Stay Sober During The Holidays

Posted on: December 05, 2017

For those in recovery, the holidays can be tough.  Christmas and New Year’s are inherently stressful for everyone but can be even more so for people who suffer from addiction,   The hustle and bustle of gift shopping, family visits and the never-ending holiday parties all add up an extra layer of stress that is not easy to Read more…

The Link Between Addiction & Suicide

Posted on: November 13, 2017

November 18th is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, According to the American Foundation for suicide prevention,  “Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there Read more…

NewBridge Recovery Recognized as Provider of the Month

Posted on: October 23, 2017

We are so thrilled to share with you that we have been chosen as the Provider of the Month by University Behavioral Health! University Behavioral Health is committed to providing intensive mental health services to children, adolescents and adults as well as detox and substance abuse programs for adults. Our mental health facility provides safe Read more…

Recovery is a Family Affair

Posted on: October 16, 2017

It has been said that addiction is a family disease, meaning family members feel the fear, pain, sadness and exhaustion that comes with a loved one’s addiction. Family and friends surrounding someone suffering from addiction have at one point or another been affected by their actions. At NewBridge Recovery we recognize the need to restore and rebuild these relationships. Read more…

How Natural Disasters Can Trigger a Relapse

Posted on: September 07, 2017

Natural disasters can be traumatic events, they can devastate entire cities and wreak havoc in people’s lives. Dealing with the aftermath can last for months or longer. We often think in terms of preparing by stocking up, protecting our home or business and having an emergency plan in place in case something happens. However, one Read more…

Top 5 Best Drugs & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Blogs You Can’t Miss

Posted on: September 06, 2017

An essential part of recovery is to cultivate an attitude of hope, and gratitude. Having a positive outlook towards life can greatly enhance how you feel about yourself and others. However, sometimes making a habit of being positive takes time, like with any part of recovery, there are many ups and downs, but understand that Read more…

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