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21 May 4 Negative Emotions That Can Hurt Your Sobriety

As an active addict or alcoholic, you avoided experiencing a lot of emotions. You found that you were much more comfortable if you felt numb. In sobriety, you find that sooner or later you have to feel your feelings. You have to face things that make you uncomfortable, and you have to experience emotions without picking up a drink or a drug.
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30 Jan Chronic Marijuana Use Shrinks Brain, Study Finds

The brains of habitual marijuana users grow smaller over time, particularly in an area that influences the odds that they will get addicted, a new study finds. Marijuana is an increasingly popular mind-altering drug used for both recreational and limited medicinal purposes. Researchers have known for some time that habitual consumption of this drug can trigger significant changes in brain function, including the onset of marijuana/cannabis addiction. In a study published in November 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of American researchers examined the long-term impact that habitual marijuana intake can have on the brain’s structure.
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20 Jan The Dangers of Going Home After Rehab

After spending months or years revolving your life around drinking and drugging, spending time in a rehabilitation facility has helped you get a fresh start. You are probably beginning to understand the nature of alcoholism and addiction. Treatment has separated you from your drug of choice and allowed you to start to get used to living without it. But sooner or later, reality sets in and you have to leave the safe environment of a rehabilitation facility. If you are like many people who are newly sober, you may find that home is one of the most dangerous environments you have to face. Once you’re home, the risk of falling back into old behaviors and patterns is pretty high.
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2014 Hope All Day Walk Flyer

18 Sep October 4, 2014 – Recovery Walk

Park Bench Group is also a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Walk for Hope 5k created and run by the Hope All Day Foundation This event will be held on October 4th, 2014 from 9a - 11a.. Right after please join us for Entertainment, Food and Fellowship from 10a...

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