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"A Vaccine for Addiction? Not So Fast, Experts Weigh In"

Addicts are always looking for the next quick fix. We want to feel better, quickly.…

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"Addiction and Severe Mental Health Ailments: Correlation, Causation, and Treatment Options"

It is already a well-known fact that many who suffer from an addiction already are…

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"Understanding Addiction: 3 Reasons to Be Compassionate Yet Firm with Addicts in Your Life"

A woman at a local AA chapter recently shared a heartbreaking story about her struggle…

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"Social Media Addiction and the Correlation to Drugs and Alcohol Addiction"

Recently, a lady shared at a local AA meeting about her addiction to social media.…

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"New Recovery Program Launches in Orange County, Helping Inmates With Addiction"

Many people who end up in jail are those suffering from addiction. They aren’t necessarily…

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"Addicts and Compulsive Lying: Why They Have to Lie, and Learning to Trust the Addict Again"

Most addicts are not inherently cruel, vicious, manipulative, angry, hurtful people. They do not wish…

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"Can Reducing Opioid Dosages Combat Addiction? One Program Experiments on Medicaid Patients"

In Colorado, there is a new approach to combating the growing, nationwide opioid epidemic. Their…

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"Pilot Program Helps Improve Transportation for Addicts Seeking Recovery"

Surprisingly, one of the biggest hindrances for seeking treatment for addiction is transportation. Some addicts…

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"Going Public With Your Recovery Story: Pros and Cons"

Having an addiction still carries an unfortunate stigma to it. Though much has been improved…

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"Avoiding Other Addictions After Sobriety: The Main Non-Drug Addictions to Steer Clear From"

There are so many addictions that have nothing to do with addictions to drugs or…

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"Alcohol is Still the Biggest Killer: Recent Celebrity Death Sparks National Debate on Solutions to This Deadly Disease"

Last week, yet another famous celebrity succumbed to the disease of alcoholism. One of the…

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"How-to Help An Addict: Top 25 Addiction Experts Share Their Insight"

Welcome to our monthly round-up of industry professionals and their expert advice. Each month we…

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"Choosing the Best Rehab Facility: 5 Factors to Consider"

Many addicts are able to attend AA meetings, follow the 12 steps, get a sponsor,…

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"Controversial Drug Treatment to Combat Addiction: MDMA for Alcoholism"

There have been numerous medicinal treatments and prescriptions for alcoholism throughout history. These vary from…

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"Top 4 Movies to Watch About Addiction: Footprints Makes Our Picks"

Last week, we talked about the 5 best books to read about the disease of…

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"Controversial Healthcare Bill May Affect People Seeking Addiction Treatment"

It’s always stressful when Washington gets involved in the lives of everyday people. Even those…

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"When Church Isn’t Enough: Spirituality & Religion in Recovery"

A recent New York Times article cited a pastor who has recently opened up a…

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"Footprints Attends the CCAP Lunch and CE Event in Santa Monica, CA"

So many people across the country are suffering from the disease of addiction and have…

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"Books to Read About Addiction: Our Top Five Suggestions"

Becoming knowledgeable about one’s disease is the first step towards recovery. Many addicts have heard…

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"Changing the Way We Address Addiction: How Language Affects the Disease"

There has always been a fine line between defining addiction as a medical condition and…

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"Can Prisons Solve the Heroin Crisis? New Techniques to Treat the Incarcerated"

In the movie 28 Days with Sandra Bullock, we meet a young protagonist who is…

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"Restless, Irritable, and Discontent: Learning to Stay Still in Recovery"

One of the biggest obstacles addicts face in recovery is learning how to be content…

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"Pregnant and Addicted: Rethinking a Taboo Crisis"

A pregnant alcoholic and meth addict shared her gut-wrenching story to NPR. After missing her…

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"Kratom: A Cure for Opioid Addiction, or Just Another Addiction Itself?"

Last year, you may have heard of a controversial decision in which the DEA decided…

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"After Detox: Making it Through Early Sobriety with Post Acute Withdrawal"

Most addicts continue to use less for the euphoric effect of their drug of choice,…

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"Overcoming Opiate Withdrawal: 5 Tips for Moving Forward"

When we think of opiate withdrawal, we are often reminded of somewhat cartoonish depictions in…

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"Growing up Drunk: 3 Ways Alcoholic Parents Affect Their Children"

Childhood is a delicate thing. Though some say that children are resilient, others maintain that…

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"Step 12: Sponsorship and the Power of Community in Recovery"

Once we’ve worked through the first 11 steps in recovery, we feel like its time…

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"The Problem With Moderation: Why Abstinence is the Only Way Towards Freedom"

Several years ago, the founder of Moderation Management, Audrey Conn, found herself in some hot…

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"What Did Your Addiction Do For You?: 3 Reasons Why You Used and How to Fix It"

When most of us think about drug and alcohol addicts, we think about the negative…

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"Depression and Boredom in Early Sobriety: 3 Tips For Getting Past the Pink Cloud"

When we first decide to get sober, many of us are overcome with an initial…

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"The Creative Mind and the Addict"

Famous authors, painters, and philosophical thinkers have struggled with addiction throughout history. Edgar Allan Poe…

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"Drinking is Expected: Tips on Handling Career Related Drinking Cultures"

“Courage is grace under pressure.”-Ernest Hemingway  Sam had a lucrative career as a salesman for…

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"The History of Addiction in America: An Opioid Epidemic Over Centuries"

The current opioid epidemic in America may seem like the first of its kind, but…

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"Transferring Addictions: Are Addicts Always Doomed to be Addicts?"

Fiona injured her back months ago. She went to the doctor, got a prescription for…

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"Addiction & Breaking Free from Codependent Relationships"

One of the most pressing problems that addicts face are the unhealthy, codependent relationships they…

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"Dual Diagnosis: Managing Addiction When Medication is the Only Option"

The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous serve to get an addict sober…

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"Step 2 Struggles: The Power of a Higher Power in Recovery"

Step 2: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to…

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"Legal and Natural Gateway Drugs: Watching Out for Accidental Relapses"

The most well known legal drug available is alcohol. There’s the bar down the street,…

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"Addictive Personalities: Are Positive Addictions Better Than Negative Ones?"

Most addicts have sensed from the time they were children that it was difficult to…

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"New Mothers That Drink: Causes and Treatments for a Taboo Addiction"

Sarah had never had a problem with alcohol or drugs before having a child. She…

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"Quitting on Will Alone: Why Community is Essential for Recovery"

George A. Sheehan, a physician, athlete, and writer exclaimed, “We may think that there is…

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"2017 Event: Footprints Celebrating Innovations in Recovery"

This April marks an important time for those suffering from addiction. Counselors, addiction specialists, and…

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"4 Tips That Can Help You Maintain Your Sobriety"

Katie had been sober for 6 months. She was feeling healthy and confident, believing that…

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"Does the Disease Concept for Addiction Hurt or Help Recovery?"

Scientists, psychologists, writers, and philosophers have been studying addiction for hundreds of years. Edgar Allen…

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"6 Tips for the Newly Sober Person on St. Patrick’s Day"

Holidays are a time for laughter, cheer, and celebration amongst friends and family. Most of…

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"Dating in Sobriety: Five Tips to Make it Work"

Recovering addicts often share how previous relationships during their drinking and drug use days were…

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"Recovering From a Relapse: 3 Steps For Starting Over"

Relapsing to drugs and alcohol is an all too common occurrence for those working a…

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"Interview with an Addict: How Rehab & the 12 Steps Saved My Life"

Brian is a recovering alcoholic and addict. In his 15 years of sobriety, he has…

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"Holistic Treatments for Addiction: A Viable Option?"

Over the past few decades, there have been many psychologists and addiction treatment specialists who…

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"Raising Awareness: #WorldMentalHealthDay #Glitch"

What is World Mental Health Day? On the 10th of October everyone is asked to…

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"FootPrint’s Celebrating #NationalRecoveryMonth 2016"

This September represents a hugely important month for addicts past and present across the United…

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"A Quiet Epidemic: Substance Abuse Among Nurses"

Drug abuse among nurses is a serious issue that can affect patient care and safety,…

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"Research Studies: Substance Abuse Among College Students"

Unfortunately, sometimes that newfound freedom leads them down the wrong path. Nearly all college students…

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"A Parent’s Guide: Preventing College Alcohol and Drug Abuse"

What is Substance Abuse? Use of drugs or alcohol or other addictive substance becomes abuse…

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"Best Way to Detox from Alcohol: The Definitive Guide"

The choice of which rehab program may be determined by: your needs, your ability to…

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"The Link between PTSD and Alcoholism"

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be one of the most intrusive and emotionally devastating mental…

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"How To Choose The Best Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Center"

Alcohol Abuse vs Alcoholism The difference between the two is one of degree. Alcoholics have…

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"The Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment"

The effects of alcohol withdrawal can be very severe. In some cases, the withdrawal symptoms…

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"What is Alcoholism?"

Alcoholism is a broad term for the abuse of alcohol. In most cases, it refers…

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"Signs of Alcoholism"

The American Medical Association defines alcoholism, or alcohol dependence as “a primary, chronic disease with…

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