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Many people gain weight in early recovery, whether your drug of choice was cocaine, heroin, alcohol, or another substance. And although sometimes that’s a really good sign, other times is not great news when you’re still working on yourself, both inside and out! It’s fine to say, “Just accept yourself as you are,” but if […]

|09/10/18|Blog · News

The case of a homeless man’s right to money that was raised to help him via a GoFundMe page set up by a seemingly well-intentioned couple is a hot topic right now. Many issues exist including what responsibility GoFundMe has, what right the intended recipient has, and whether or not previous bad decisions including drug […]

|09/05/18|Blog · News

Hazardous love: Is this relationship toxic? Love can seem addictive. That feeling can hook us fast, for some, maybe even faster than a drink or drug. And when we’re no longer drinking or using, a relationship can be an alternative to that high or an unhealthy  distraction from our pain. In early recovery—or even later […]


Recovery Centers of America is taking part in International Overdose Awareness Day 2018, August 31, with a variety of events being held at or near most of our locations. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event dedicated to recognizing those we have loved – and lost, to overdose deaths, those whose lives have been […]


Is there anything you can do when your adult child drinks too much?  Parents who think their young adult children are problem drinkers are in a difficult place.  First, they generally don’t want to believe their child has a serious problem.  Secondly, by the time they realize they should reach out for help, most parents […]


This August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event dedicated to recognizing the grief felt by those that have lost loved ones to or been irreversibly changed by overdose, as well as to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. For those of you who have lost a […]


It’s no secret that in the United States, we have an overdose problem. According to The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ‘2017 World Drug Report, the title for highest drug-related mortality rate globally is still held by North America, making up 1-in-4 drug-related deaths around the world in 2017. From the opioid […]


Up-and-coming rapper and influencer Lil Peep passed away from an accidental overdose of fentanyl and Xanax On November 15, 2017 while in his tour bus, only hours after posting a video of himself on Instagram taking the very drugs that would ultimately end his career —and his life. The rapper, who was famous for his […]


To Mom, Love, Loni Who do you want to be like when you grow up? Starting in childhood and throughout our entire lives, we are asked this question. Once I reached 30, the age that my mother had me, I really started to analyze this question. My mother did not expect to become an alcoholic […]


The long-awaited summer season is finally here, and more people are looking for new ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather and longer days. But for individuals enjoying a meaningful sober lifestyle, whether for the first summer season or one of many along their recovery path, summertime can be uniquely challenging, as summer pastimes […]

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