5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know are in Recovery

Celebrities You May Not Have Known are in Recovery

Celebrities in recovery

Addiction can happen to anyone, and that includes celebrities. Despite a role in the public spotlight and a position as a global role model, it’s not uncommon at all for fame and fortune to give way to substance abuse. The drivers behind abuse are diverse; some celebs pick up a drug problem as a part of a party-heavy lifestyle, while others begin using to dull the pressures of maintaining a public image.

No matter the reason, thousands of prominent names have spent time in rehabilitation. Here are five celebrities in recovery …
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Staying Sober During the Holidays

The Holidays in Recovery

Staying Sober During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry. Unless, of course, you’re in recovery.

The frivolity that dominates the winter season can be extremely stressful for those attempting to embrace sobriety. With plenty of occasions to celebrate, many of which are spent surrounded by friends and family members drinking the night away, it’s easy to feel isolated, bitter, angry, or alone. And, subsequently, the likelihood of relapse increases immensely.

Staying sober during the holidays is no easy feat, especially if this is your first holiday season in recovery. However, …
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What is “Rapid Detox”?

Rapid Detox

What is Rapid Detox? The concept of “rapid detox” seems like a life-saver. Imagine a situation where someone addicted to drugs can receive treatment and experience recovery without taking much (if any) time away from work, school, family or any of life’s obligations and responsibilities. It seems too good to be true, right?

Although some rapid detox programs are touting early success, it most likely is. The reality is that detox is just one step in a process that is usually long and difficult, and the best outcomes do not tend to come when detox is treated like the end …
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Heroin Addiction in Ohio

Heroin Treatment OhioThe opioid crisis in the United States has not spared the state of Ohio, perhaps one of the hardest hit in the entire country by the increase in overdoses from heroin and prescription drugs during the last decade. This has led to the rapid increase of heroin addiction in Ohio in recent years.

It has gotten so severe that the state of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against 5 companies making these prescription pain medications, alleging that these pharmaceutical companies created the opioid epidemic in the state. Among the jaw-dropping statistics found in the official language of the suit:…
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Effects of Drug and Alcohol Addiction on the Brain

Effects of Drug Addiction on the Brain

The effects of drug and alcohol addiction on the brain are still being studied, but with each new finding, it becomes more and more evident that there are both short-term and long-term effects of abusing these substances. In short, the processes within the human brain that provide euphoria and compulsion for the use of drugs and alcohol are at risk the longer substances are used and abused.

Here is a snapshot of how drug and alcohol addiction can damage the brain, both in the short and long terms, and why getting immediate help is the best option for anyone abusing …
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The Irrational Fear of Not Drinking

Ohio Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol addiction can be more than just a physical struggle against the urge to drink or take drugs. There is a stigma associated with alcohol addiction that leads addicts to think the process of asking for and receiving help with their recovery somehow makes them weak.

An under considered stigma that exists with alcohol addiction is that addicts don’t want to admit they have a problem because of the way they think they’ll be judged if they get help, simply because they’ll never be able to drink again.

At Lumiere Healing Centers, a full continuum alcohol treatment center in Ohio
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Does My Loved One Have an Addiction?


Have an Addiction

Addiction doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. It can be tough to spot the signs of addiction in a loved one, because they tend to creep up a little at a time. An abnormal behavior that raises your eyebrows once may start to feel “normal” all too quickly. You may be aware of individual subtle signs in your loved one without recognizing the overall pattern that points to addiction.

Signs of Addiction

Signs and symptoms of addiction vary from one person to another, and they manifest in slightly different ways. If you see a pattern of behavior reflecting …
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Chief Receives Honorable Mention

Chief Richard Wallace

Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio holds a public awards program each year to honor public servants and first responders.  Chief Wallace received an Honorable Mention in the award category of Community Service and Problem Solving and will be recognized at the September 11, 2017 Beyond the Call awards program.  The criteria for this category recognizes honorees who have devoted themselves to an usually high level of service to the community, engaging with others in a positive way to resolve issues of concern to individuals and community groups.  Chief Wallace’s nomination, submitted by Lt. Blum and Administrative Assistant Anna Shaw, details …
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Sober Life in College

Sober Life in College

Gone are the days when going to college and drinking to access were synonymous. Over the past decade, there has been a big push towards sober college living groups and events. Some universities, such as Florida Atlantic University, even have sober tailgate parties at their home football games. If you or your child are in the process of deciding on what college to attend, and are worried about the prevalence of drinking at American colleges and universities, keep in mind that there are many ways to successfully attend college, be accepted and have fun while remaining sober, especially after you’ve …
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Healthcare Leadership Professionals Award

Congratulations Jennifer Cmar

Jennifer CmarJennifer Cmar has been a Counselor at Lumiere Healing Centers in West Chester, Ohio since May 23, 2016 when the new facility first opened. She received her Master’s in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, and her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Pastoral Studies from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in 1998. She is licensed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board with an LCDC Ill. Jennifer has been working in the field of chemical dependency counseling and supervision since 2007. Jennifer received the Healthcare Leadership Professionals Award sponsored by Lead and Venue …
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