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Holiday Presents

Home (Sober?) for the Holidays

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

For the families of the 23.5 million Americans who suffer from addiction, the holidays can be a time full of disappointment and dread, as years of symptomatic disease have built […]

How Do I Not Be the Sober Buzzkill During the Holidays?

Published: Dec 13th, 2016

How to handle being the sober one at the party this holiday. Here are some things you can do to make these events less challenging.

How to Choose Friends in Sobriety

Published: Nov 19th, 2016

Your community largely determines the quality of your sobriety. Here are some tips and things to keep in mind when choosing friends in sobriety.

Welcome to FRC

11th Annual FRC Alumni Reunion

Published: Sep 21st, 2015

On Saturday, September 19th the UF Health Florida Recovery Center (FRC) held their 11th Annual FRC reunion at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. The FRC annual reunion provides […]

September is National Recovery Month

Published: Sep 15th, 2014

September is National Recovery Month, organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA). This year – the event’s 25th – Recovery Month will focus on getting people […]

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive. New research from the University […]

Assess drinking habits

Assess drinking habits

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism encourages the […]

A suburban heroin addict’s brush with death and hopes for a better life

A suburban heroin addict’s brush with death and hopes for a better life

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Recently I received an e-mail from my mother with a link to the harrowing tale of a 16-year-old Northern Virginia girl who overdosed on heroin and died, and whose companions […]

Hoffman and the toxicity of “should”

Hoffman and the toxicity of “should”

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Any sober person can tell you how frustrating it is to convey to a “normie” what getting high means to an addict.  And the keyword here is “means.”  For an […]

New Recovery Advocacy Movement

New Recovery Advocacy Movement

Published: Jan 24th, 2014

In November of last year, historian William White addressed the Executive Directors Leadership Academy at the Association of Recovery Community Organizations meeting. “It is always good to be with old friends, […]