Author: ben sandler

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GOP Health Plan Removes Mandate for Substance Abuse Treatment

A Healthplan Divided One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises during the 2016 election cycle was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, often heard referring to it as a “disaster” and a “failure”. The Republican party has not wasted any time drawing up a brand new healthcare plan that has been promised to right […]

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Staying Sober on the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year to say the least. No matter what your religion or nationality, nearly everyone across the globe is in a state of celebration, bonding together in the spirit of unity and brotherly love. However, this can also be a trying time for people, especially for those in […]

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Giving Tuesday – Help Somebody Today!

In all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we often lose sight of why this time of the year is so important. We can become so wrapped up in finding the greatest deals and all of the latest electronics and rushing around to get them. It takes away from what makes the […]

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Helping Someone In Need?

A Gentle Push   We are told time and time again that we can’t force anybody to get clean, to actually want to get their life back together. But then how are we supposed to help? Watching somebody struggle with drug addiction is one of the most difficult things a person can go through, and it […]

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In this Thursday, Aug.  27, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens during a news conference after speaking at the TD Convention Center, in Greenville, S.C. Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

What Does the Election Mean for the Battle Against Addiction?

The entire election process has been a roller coaster ride from the very beginning, finally culminating last night with the victory of Donald Trump. While the president-elect is certainly very proud of his accomplishment, the fact remains that in slightly more than two month’s time he is going to have to step up to the plate and […]

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The Difference Between Loneliness and Isolation

When we get clean, we become open to a new world of understanding, especially into how our thoughts and behaviors are related. It can be an exciting time, but it is equally a frightening one. After all, running on auto-pilot has been our mode of operation for so long. Taking the time to ask ourselves, “why?” can […]

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Anxiety and How it Holds us Back

If you speak to a number of recovering addicts, let’s say between 5-10, and ask them what the single biggest hurdle was that they had to face when first getting clean, you may notice something interesting. More often than not, the most common response that you hear will be “I was afraid”. They were afraid? Afraid of […]

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“Take off the Mask Bash”, hosted by Face the Music Foundation

Face the Music is proud to present the Halloween Masquerade Party “Take off the Mask Bash”, hosted by Face the Music Foundation, featuring live entertainment by some of Florida’s premier artists in recovery.  Join us for an evening of good-hearted mischief and mayhem! For more information contact: Samantha G. :  954-290-1779 GET TICKETS NOW Face […]

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A Book By Any Other Cover Is Still Judged

We gain many gifts as we come into the world of recovery, many of these have more to do with finding a new way to live than any material things—honesty, perseverance, courage, and so on. However, one of the most important principles, and possibly one of the most overlooked, is open-mindedness. After all, recovery is […]

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Recovery On Campus

Oh college. It is a time where many people are finally out on their own for the first time in their lives, away from the watchful eye of their parents or guardians and into a new world of freedom and experimentation. For many this means partying, doing drugs, and sex; the sort of hedonism that […]

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