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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Dear Genesis Community, Like you, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting the entire nation and world. We want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to keep our recovery community safe. These steps include:...

AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 4th step can be a major obstacle in a program of recovery. You may have heard AA or NA members talk about doing the 1-2-3 shuffle. That’s a reference to cycling through the first three steps several...

How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

Alcohol and illicit drugs are all psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs are drugs that affect the Central Nervous System, altering its regular activity. They cause changes in a person’s mood, behavior, and awareness. Psychoactive drugs are usually broken down into four categories: depressants, stimulants, opioids, and hallucinogens. They also include antidepressants, anxiety-relieving medicines, and other psychiatric medications.

Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

It’s normal to think of addiction as a personal illness; one that does damage to the user and their immediate family. Addiction affects much more than this as it puts a huge strain on several aspects of society; from healthcare to employment to prisons and jails. Drug abuse is one of the connecting fibers that join Americans, and one we can’t hide from.

Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

More than 75% of Americans want to be in better shape. This isn’t surprising, but what is surprising is that many people continue to erase many of their gym gains by drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol damages the human body’s ability to recover and build muscle after cardio and muscle-building exercise.

Required Reading For Addicts in Recovery

Required Reading For Addicts in Recovery

To me, AA and NA literature is a set of manuals for spiritual living. The answers to most of my questions about how to handle life situations are in there. The Big Book, Basic Text, It Works: How and Why, the 12 & 12; I consider all of these books required reading.

Decriminalization of Drugs

Decriminalization of Drugs

In 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world to decriminalize the use and possession of personal amounts of all illegal drugs. Decriminalization is different than legalization. The drugs are still illegal but getting caught with a small amount for personal...

How Does Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Work

How Does Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Work

At the most basic level, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a large network of small groups who use the 12 steps as a guide to overcome alcoholism and live sober, happy lives. There seems to be a lot of mystery around what Alcoholics Anonymous is, what it isn’t, and how AA works.

Explaining Addiction To A Non Addict

Explaining Addiction To A Non Addict

For someone who has battled addiction, talking to a family member or loved one about the addiction can be difficult and emotionally draining. This article will provide some points to keep in mind when explaining addiction to someone to a non-addict.