Monthly Archives: March 2019

Six ways people deny a drug or alcohol problem

Many people who have struggled with alcohol or drugs or behaviors such as gambling often say they had a voice inside them whispering, “I have a problem.” The voice may get louder after a particularly epic blowout. It may get louder when a person feels a drabness or disappointment about the monotony of her daily use. Sometimes it is others w...

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Fairbanks offers phone app as part of its recovery program

Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center now provides an app in conjunction with treatment to patients and clients that helps facilitate continuing recovery from addiction and substance use. The app is offered free to all Fairbanks patients and clients regardless if they complete treatment or not. Its use is personalized by their interaction with th...

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18th Annual Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner set for April 18

An injured survivor of the Columbine High School shooting, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, and the founding Alcoholics Anonymous document are all part of Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center’s 2019 Circle of Hope Dinner April 18 at The Westin Indianapolis, 241 W. Washington St. The annual fundraising event is held each spring to raise awareness abo...

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How to get a job if you have a felony drug charge on your record

People in recovery from drug addiction who are trying to rebuild their lives with criminal records hanging over their heads now have more options than ever. For instance, they can find employment with one of the hundreds of felon-friendly companies nationwide, or take necessary steps toward getting their records expunged. If you are part of the ex-...

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Sober and sleepless: 13 tips to help you get some sleep in early recovery

Sleep is as crucial to one’s recovery as regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but sleep disturbance is a problem that plagues most of us when we first stop using or drinking. As a result, we’re cranky, unable to function effectively, irritable, and reaching for coffee, energy drinks, and sugary or processed foods for a quick boost. In so...

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