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    H.A.L.T.-ing My Way to Sobriety

    June 5, 2017

    By Crossroads. By Mary R.,  Crossroads Volunteer Recovery Blogger If you hang around the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous long enough, you’ll hear conversations sprinkled with easy-to-remember acronyms. H.O.W. stands for Honesty, Openness and Willingness. G.O.D., for Good Orderly Direction. And K.I.S.S., for Keep It Simple Stupid. The acronyms…


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    The Paradox of Loneliness in Addiction

    March 5, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Mary R., Crossroads Volunteer Recovery Blogger Addicts are lonely…and don’t even know it. As a recovering alcoholic, having just celebrated four continuous years of sobriety (a MIRACLE in itself, after a 40-year drinking career), I would like to tell you that my disease took me into…


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    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Recovery is a family affair

    January 31, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. "The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety…


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    Mucinex Stolen from Lee County Drugstores

    January 25, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Dextromethorphan use is a growing problem among teens, who are consuming large amounts of cough medicine in order to get high off the drug. After the passing of a new Florida law prohibiting the sale of cough medicine to anyone under 18 earlier this month, thousands…


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    Thinking About Making a New Year’s Resolution? – You Might Want to Think Again!

    January 17, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Mary R., DLC Volunteer Recovery Blogger Resolutions didn’t work for me.  Not on New Year’s, not ever. “I woke up in the middle of the night and threw all the [fill in substance of choice] down the drain.  I swore I was done.  But by [fill…


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    Teen Dextromethorphan Abuse: New Florida Law Passed

    January 6, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Did you know a new law has passed in Florida that prohibits the sale of over-the-counter cough medicine to underage teens? Cough medicine is a type of medication that is typically used to suppress/soothe cold symptoms. Cough medicine is easily accessible in a wide variety of…


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    STAYING SOBER THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS; Tiptoeing through the minefields of euphoric recall, stress and temptation

    December 16, 2016

    By MARY ANN GUERRA. I remember that Christmas.  I had a bit of sobriety under my belt and headed off to spend the holidays with my family….Big Book in hand; sponsor’s number in my cell; a plan for daily meetings.  All was going pretty well, until the Christmas Eve meal. …


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    Alcohol Detox & When to Get Help

    October 21, 2016

    By naples-crossroads. Many people who struggle with alcohol addiction may at some point end up thinking about detoxing at home. Whether it was a conscious choice to quit cold turkey or the result of abstaining from alcohol long enough for the effects of detox to occur, there are…


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    Help: My Spouse is Addicted to Pain Pills

    October 18, 2016

    By naples-crossroads. When someone you love immensely, such as your partner for life, is struggling with addiction, it can be crippling not knowing what to do. Drug abuse happens all across the US every day with prescription pain medications, and it’s easy to become addicted to them. An…


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    "Pinky" Drug Banned in Florida

    September 28, 2016

    By naples-crossroads. An emergency order was signed earlier this week to keep a deadly drug off the streets in Southwest Florida. U-47700, also known as "Pinky," has led to more than 50 deaths. Crossroad's Nancy Dauphinais was featured in a story about this new development. Click here to…


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