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Reaching Holistic Health

By APC / July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Reaching Holistic Health

In March of this year, a global pandemic was declared, an event nobody saw coming and no one was fully prepared for. Overnight, we found ourselves isolated and physically cut off from society, with no clear end in sight. For the first time, the entire world was experiencing the same fear and pain of not […]

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Truths About Vaping and Dabbing

By APC / July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Truths About Vaping and Dabbing

Recently Adrienne Coleman, APC Director of Student Initiatives spoke with Dr. Susan Walley, Professor of Pediatrics in the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Walley is also the Medical Director of the UAB Tobacco Consult Service and the Principal Investigator of the Birmingham Youth Tobacco Prevention Program. Her research and advocacy interests include developing strategies to […]

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The Addictive Personality and Its Relationship to Substance Use Disorder

By APC / June 29, 2020 / Comments Off on The Addictive Personality and Its Relationship to Substance Use Disorder

What leads someone to develop a substance abuse disorder? Is it his or her circumstances, or by chance? Was that person always destined to become addicted to drugs or alcohol? Perhaps there were signs that hinted at this misfortune, or particular behaviors that could have been managed. It’s no surprise that people worried about developing […]

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The Face to Face Work of Recovery

By APC / June 24, 2020 / Comments Off on The Face to Face Work of Recovery

Because of the great influence that volunteers have on APC’s initiatives and mission, we have begun to tell their stories. There is power beyond words when one is brave enough to allow their story to shape the culture around them. Our mantra at APC is “Fighting Addiction Face to Face.” We find great value in […]

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Tim and Art

The Sponsor-Sponsee Relationship

By APC / June 19, 2020 / Comments Off on The Sponsor-Sponsee Relationship

The relationship between a Sponsor and a Sponsee is very special in the recovery process. On June 18, 2020, we recorded this live virtual chat between Tim Clay and Art Wimberly, two men in longterm recovery, who have have helped each other through the good times and the bad. If you’re curious about the role […]

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Myths About Sobriety

7 Popular Myths About Sobriety

By APC / June 11, 2020 / Comments Off on 7 Popular Myths About Sobriety

Societal stigmas exist everywhere and are propelled by myths and misconceptions that prevent us from experiencing a life of endless possibility. This is especially true for people who are seeking sobriety. These myths lead to harsh stigmas, making it difficult for those to seek help because change seems impossible to them. Struggling addicts may choose […]

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