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Recovery and Preventing Addiction Before it Occurs

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According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in the United States is drug overdose, which far outreaches car accidents and shooting deaths combined. Two in every three people have been touched by addiction in one way or another. In 2014, opioid overdoses were involved in 28,647 deaths in the US. Because of this nationwide epidemic, …

Ms. Crystal Meth

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We found an excellent poem that puts into words the reach and power of addiction – and we think it’s worth a read. Many of conflicts that we hear at Alpine Center stems from a misunderstanding of the effects that substance abuse has on someone’s whole life. We’ve had clients who tell us how angry they are with themselves after …

How to Cope and Stay Sober Around the Holidays

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At Alpine Centers, we want to help you be successful and healthy, and so we’ve come up with tools that have worked for us, so we know that you can utilize them to set yourself up for success. It’s seems like the holiday season is thrown on us earlier and earlier every year. We’ve barely said goodbye to the long …

My World Inside a Bottle – A Memory Journal

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“Addiction can make your world so small; it can exist only within the confines of a bottle.” An anonymous writer shares a story of what life is like when your world revolves an addiction and how quickly everything can disappear. July – Day 1 I may be carrying around a bottle of wine in my purse, but I am seemingly …

A Letter from a Drug Addicted Son to his Mother

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“Today I can really see how lucky I truly am to have such an amazing mother and family in my life. I work with so many that don’t have what I have and often wonder how they will make it. I’m writing this letter for many reasons. The main point I really want to express is gratitude.” Mom… You are …