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Volunteer Opportunities in Worcester MA: 6 Ways to Be Part of Your Community

Addiction treatment programs in MA are typically designed to help addicts, but research suggests when addicts have the chance to serve others, it helps their recovery process! Volunteering may even prevent relapse. 2017 Doing Good Is Good for You Study says 75% of people who volunteered in the past 12 months reported feeling physically healthier. […]

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How to Find a Sponsor: 12-Step Program

If you’ve ever attended a 12-Step group such as Alcoholics Anonymous® (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Crystal Meth Anonymous® (CMA), you’ve probably heard of sponsors. A sponsor is someone who’s been addicted to alcohol or drugs and worked through the 12 Steps. They’ve maintained sobriety successfully, usually for at least a year, and they’re a

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Genetics and Addiction: Why Some People Become Addicted and Others Don’t

Addiction has a genetic component, which means it can run in the family. But it’s also true that one sibling becomes a drug addict or alcoholic, while another avoids addiction. Why? There are various reasons some people become addicted, and others don’t, and they involve both genetic and environmental factors. If you want to give

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