JULIE

Julie

Certified Addiction Counselor and Staff Member at Narconon Colorado.


Julie in Addiction Recovery
November 6, 2019

Ten Benefits of Having a Sober Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is fast approaching. This can be a time of great joy and excitement but it can also be a time of worry and stress. When it comes to the holidays many people have the tendency to overindulge whether it be with food, presents or alcohol…

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Julie in Addiction
November 1, 2019

Sadly, Illicit Fentanyl Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Fentanyl: it’s cheap, it’s powerful and worst of all it’s deadly. The synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin was originally used in medical settings for terminally ill patients. With the rising popularity of opioids, fentanyl has made its way onto the illicit drug market and has been making a killing ever since, both figuratively and literally.

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Julie in Addiction
October 31, 2019

The Children’s Show Sesame Street Addresses Addiction

Many children across the United States are growing up with parents who are struggling with addiction problems. The Sesame Street in Communities online project has introduced a new character to help address this issue.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
October 30, 2019

The Importance of Developing Life Skills in Addiction Recovery

When it comes to addiction recovery the most obvious step to take is to stop using drugs and alcohol. But this is really only the very beginning of the process. If the only thing a person does to try and treat addiction is to stop using then chances are the person’s sobriety will not be very stable.

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Julie in Addiction
October 25, 2019

How Addiction Changes Priorities

Without realizing it, a person can quickly slide into the lifestyle of addiction. The scary thing is that sometimes people will not see what is really happening until it’s too late. One of the many unfortunate side effects of addiction is that it changes a person’s priorities—and not for the better.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
October 24, 2019

Maintaining Sobriety During College

When people think of the word “college” many things come to mind apart from the educational aspect. Parties, binge drinking and experimenting with drugs have all become a common aspect of the college experience. While not everyone drinks to excess or uses drugs during this time in their lives it can still be difficult to navigate the college lifestyle while living a life of sobriety.

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Julie in Addiction
October 11, 2019

Doctor Sent to Prison for Illegally Prescribing Opioids

While it is true that most doctors want what is best for their patients there is no denying that there have been doctors out there who have put their greed above the well-being of others.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
October 8, 2019

How to Establish Boundaries with People Who Drink When You Don’t

One of the hardest things about quitting alcohol is the fact that so many people drink. It is so socially acceptable to drink that it almost seems more uncommon not to drink than it is to drink.

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Julie in Addiction
October 4, 2019

When Drinking Stops Being Fun

Every person who has suffered from alcoholism or has had a drinking problem started out drinking like anybody else. It began as a way to have fun, relax and forget about the stresses of life for a while. Maybe it started out with a glass of wine and a nice meal or a way to get to know new people.

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
October 2, 2019

10 Things I’ve Learned from Addiction Recovery

We should all strive to become lifelong learners and some of the most important lessons that a person can learn in life will come from life experience, not a textbook.

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