December 1, 2016 2017 Featured Partner

2017 Featured Partner:

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Our 2017 featured partner is is Chronically Awesome’s 2017 featured partner. provides comprehensive information, resources, and tools to allow people to overcome addiction and lead happy, healthy lives in recovery. Featuring the journeys of real people who have achieved sobriety, shares stories of hope and inspiration with those affected by alcohol, drugs and co-occurring mental health disorders.

October 2017

Real Talk with Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng

Sara Zeng, Miss Florida 2017

Sara Zeng,
Miss Florida 2017

Real Talk is a prevention program offering middle school, high school, and college students a unique opportunity to open the conversation about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse while providing a safe environment where students can share stories about the challenges they face. Read More.




May 2017

Chronic Chronicles Podcast About Addiction Awareness


On May 22nd, Sarah Grahwohl from joined us at Chronic Chronicles for a podcast about addiction awareness. We had the opportunity to define addiction and the impact of addiction on one’s life or the life of a family member. Read More






April 2017

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

alcohol affects people differentlyAlcohol is a dangerous legal substance and is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Having a drink may not seem unsafe, but excessive amounts of alcohol can cause damage to the body. Alcohol-related liver disease is the main cause of approximately 1 in 3 liver transplants, and alcohol use may contribute to liver cirrhosis, cancer or serious injury.

Each April, people across America have the opportunity to decrease the stigma associated with alcohol use disorders and become aware of their own drinking habits. Created as a way to help reduce stigma and educate communities about alcoholism and recovery, Alcohol Awareness Month was founded in 1987 by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

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March 2017

Co-Occurring Disorders

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Substance use disorders and mental illnesses can exist simultaneously. Of the 23 million Americans struggling with addiction, nearly 14 million suffer from some form of mental illness. Typically one disorder heightens the effects of the other, and having both a mental illness and a substance use disorder can complicate the road to recovery.

Those with a mental illness may dismiss their use of drugs or alcohol as a way to handle their mental state, and someone with a substance use disorder may be unaware that their mental health is at risk. Read More



February 2017

The Stigma Surrounding AddictionThe Stigma Surrounding Addiction

Why Is There Stigma?

When an individual feels shamed by others because of a particular circumstance or quality, they may be feeling the effects of stigma. Addiction is not a choice. And those who believe it’s a moral problem may be unaware that addiction is a chronic brain disease with devastating effects. Read More.

January 2017

Addiction Isn’t a Choice

Many people don’t understand addiction. This chronic brain disease can impact individuals from any community, race or socio-economic background. While some think those suffering from addiction chose to be in the situations they are in now, the truth is that a variety of factors influenced those decisions. Read More.


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