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129-a-Day

June 2, 2016

That’s how many people die from drug overdoses every day, and to highlight that number, the Addiction Policy Forum website will be featuring a story a day by families and friends that have lost someone to addiction for the next 129 days.  The campaign started 2 weeks ago and you can catch up on the individual stories here http://www.129aday.org/#!129-stories/llnaf. […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

May 10, 2016

Sometimes, it’s fun to go back in time… but not too far back.  The best from the past without any fluff.  All these posts are from the summer of ’09. Go ahead and hit play. There Was No Sign – Oh, there will be a sign… but it wont be a peppy song. Headed Toward Treatment? – […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

February 12, 2016

I have been having so much fun at my day job that I forgot to post anything this whole week.  If by fun you mean having twice the workload as usual.  It’s one of the downsides of working at a small company. I have started many a post this week just to abandon them in […]

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Bye, Bye, Love & 42 Pounds of Poison

February 6, 2016

Goodbye Happiness.  When the best case scenario is numb feet and the worst case is losing your kids. One of the most interesting and harrowing documentaries on the dangers of abusing alcohol.  Brought to you by the BBC. FYI – 3 stones equal 41.96 lbs.

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Sober Toolbox Additions

December 28, 2015

It’s fun to go back in time.  The best from the past without any fluff.  All these posts are from the spring of 2009. Substance Abuse Fight: Dinosaurs, Airplanes, and the Vestigial Ashtray – where are we in this fight. The TDA Abbreviated 12 Step Program for the Spiritually Challenged – just what it sounds like. Science or Selling […]

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The Ultimate Party Host Challenge

December 8, 2015

Great article from The Cut about how to entertain party guests without alcohol – just in time for all the holiday parties in season for the next few weeks. From The Ultimate Hostess Challenge: Entertaining People Who Don’t Drink, By Jamie Lauren Keiles :   We non-drinkers are legion, and we come from all walks […]

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TDA Halloween Challenge

October 31, 2015

This creepy 35 second Hanna Barbera anti-drug PSA has the best catchphrase ever at the end. Happy Halloween!!!

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Sober Toolbox Additions

April 27, 2015

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab. All these posts are from the spring of 2009. This month’s toolbox is […]

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The Return of The Toolbox

March 12, 2015

As promised some time ago, we are bringing back the Sober Toolbox feature. Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

April 19, 2014

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab. All these posts are from the beginning of 2009. Over five years […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

October 8, 2013

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab.  All these posts are from October & November of 2008. This month’s Toolbox […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

March 3, 2013

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery or something that was meaningful and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab. These posts are from the spring of 2008. This months toolbox is Tool Kit #1.  Currently residing at the Smithsonian […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

September 13, 2012

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab.  These posts are from the winter of 2008.  This month’s toolbox pic belongs to Adam Savage of the Myth Busters.  I imagine like ours, it’s filled […]

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Toolbox Addition – Tapping Your Way Through A Craving (or Relapse)

July 21, 2012

I have been doing some reading up on another “out there” recovery tool. I’ved tried it, although not “in the trenches” of an active relapse. So far experimenting on self stress and fatigue, I’ve had some positive results.

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Sober Toolbox Additions

July 9, 2012

It’s that time of the month again.  This batch of greatest hits includes several reviews on books about sobriety.  Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab.  This month’s pictured toolbox is […]

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