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Relapse Prevention: What is the BUD Syndrome? Part 1

  Relapse Prevention for substance abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. An overwhelming majority of recovering addicts experience relapse when trying to live free from addiction. This series will help you learn how to prevent relapse as well as educate family members on what signs to look out for. We will start with the BUD syndrome. What is…

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A Second Generation Bath Salt: “Flakka” (alpha-PVP) has Hit the Streets

  Earlier in April the National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that Alpha-PVP aka “Flakka” or “Gravel” has hit the streets. Please be aware of this very dangerous substance. It can be ingested in many ways and is popular among teens and adolescents. Use of a dangerous synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), popularly…

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Quiet Time Is Essential When Overcoming Substance Abuse Addiction

Quiet Time Is Essential When Overcoming Substance Abuse Addiction written by Kelly Flaherty “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts” – Psalm 139:23 We should all want to be closer to God and know Him more intimately. Part of the process is presenting ourselves fully to God, allowing…

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Bombshell Theory for Family Members of Substance Abuse

Bombshell Theory for Family Members of Substance Abuse written by Kelly Flaherty     “I cannot change another person by direct action. I can only change myself, by God’s grace. Others have a tendency to change in reaction to my change.” Boom! Family members are consumed with the desire and need to fix and change the…

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Life of Victory for Substance Abusers Lesson Two: The Love of God Part 1

  This is the Recap of Lesson 2: The Love of God Part 1 for Recovering Addicts and Substance Abusers. Presented to you by Reach Recovery, a substance abuse recovery program in Greenville, NC. Key verse: Ephesians 3:17-19  “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints,…

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The New Life: Victory for Substance Abusers Lesson 1

  This is the Recap of Lesson 1: The New Life for Recovering Addicts and Substance Abusers taken from the Life of Victory Bible study series.  Presented to you by Reach Recovery. Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from…

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Serenity Prayer for Family Members of Substance Abuse

Do you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Here is a prayer to help you when facing such difficult circumstances. Article written by Kelly Flaherty “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know…

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Chemical Addiction is Predictable & Progressive

This video is part two of Chemical Addiction: Why it’s Predictable and Progressive. Substance abuse can easily turn into a fatal addiction if left untreated. Once chemical addiction has set in, the user has already progressed through the stages of substance abuse. To get a proven and historic example of this we can find that…

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Vidant Health Forms New Partnership

  We wanted to share the good news. Back in July, Reach Recovery was a recipient of the Vidant Community Benefits Grant Program. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Vidant Medical Center for investing back into the community. This will enable us to help provide resources and services that may have otherwise…

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10 Ways to Beat an Addiction

Throughout life, we develop healthy and, sometimes, unhealthy attachments to things.   All addictions need addressing.  Addictions range from alcohol to pornography to food to exercise to work.  Your addiction might be small and manageable now, but left unchecked, it can grow to take over your life.  Here are 10 ways to beat an addiction:

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