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Month: January 2021

This Is What It Was Like Doing My First Fourth Step

While I was in rehab, we attended local 12-Step meetings three times each week. One of these meetings was a women’s 12-Step study where we read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and discussed the 12 steps. Since it was my first time trying to get sober, I had personally never been through the steps …

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Codependency Part, III

My final post in this series discusses the emotional fallout of boundary setting and gives some suggestions for how to manage the challenges of boundary maintenance. Codependency is seemingly-harmless until those behaviors escalate to the point that everyone involved in codependent relationship dynamics suffers. The act of addressing codependency is not without its own challenges, …

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Marketing to the Youth of America: How Big Tobacco Leveraged Advertising to Reach Young People

In 2018, cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies spent a total of $25 million each day on marketing.[1] Whether you realize it or not, every time you use a social media platform or online search engine, you are being targeted by online advertisements and marketers. Marketing is a powerful tool, and it can be used for …

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Sex Trafficking Awareness Month: Fighting the Epidemic

There are more people in slavery today than anytime in history. The globe is surrounded by the effects of this 150 billion dollar industry which fuels the selling and abuse of individuals’ bodies. The issue of sex trafficking has become an epidemic of tragedy and abuse which has caused immense pain in the hearts and …

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