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If this is the first New Year’s Eve you are facing as a recovering alcoholic, you may be inclined to hide under the covers until 12:01 a.m. on January 1st. Better to just avoid the whole crazy night than to get tripped up on a trigger. But there are options, believe it or not, to […]


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On the afternoon of June 29, 2014 Danielle Hall of Annapolis, Md., injected a quarter of her usual dose of heroin. What the 30-year-old mother of two did not know, was that that particular batch of heroin was unexpectedly potent. As a result, her body shut down. An Annapolis police officer noticed her slumped in […]


Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists are drugs that have been traditionally used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome, primarily for lowering triglycerides and blood sugar. PPAR agonists work by binding to cells’ peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, biochemical sensors responsible for regulating the expression of genes. PPAR agonists have been enjoying a growing body of research in […]


Treatment is a vital step in the recovery process for addicts. While treatment does provide stabilization and initial sobriety, too often it is not outfitted to provide long term recovery and support, a problem which may end up causing a future relapse. That is why Debra Jay’s It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to […]


For someone in recovery, the holiday season can be loaded with landmines, especially for someone who is in the nascent phase of recovery. Everywhere you turn there are advertisements and commercials depicting folks celebrating together, glasses of wine, brandy, beer or cocktails in hand as they revel in the holiday festivities. Booze and holiday cheer […]


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