The turning point in my life as it related to alcohol and drugs was Friday morning, August 21, 1992. I woke up that morning and I looked in the mirror and I did not know the person looking back at me. What I did know about that person is, I didn’t like him.
Recognizing the phases of drug use is crucial for raising awareness and implementing effective intervention strategies.
Dean Stephens, a dedicated advocate for community development and recovery, brings a wealth of experience to his role as the Director of Development at WakeUp Carolina’s Berkeley County Office.
As advocates for a safe and supportive recovery environment, we find it imperative to address a looming concern that has surfaced in our community – the dangers of Tianeptine, often sold under the street name Zaza.
Today, we take a moment to highlight our key deliverables and express our heartfelt gratitude to those who have contributed to our success.
We address a pressing issue that demands our attention – the silent storm that is Carfentanil. We explore the grave dangers associated with Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that has been causing havoc in communities across the nation.
We embark on a journey to explore the intriguing and sometimes controversial topic of kratom and its emergence in the realm of substance use disorder recovery.
We delve into the dangers of Xylazine, its impact on medication-assisted treatment, and testing strips.
We unravel the significance of FDA approval and delve into the concerns surrounding “gas station drugs,” shedding light on the potential risks associated with readily available products.
We explore the risks behind commonly misconstrued substances such as kratom, Zaza (tianeptine), and synthetic marijuana (Spice or K2).
We explore the beauty of celebrating New Year’s Eve without alcohol or substances and provide tips and ideas for ringing in the New Year with sobriety, intention, and hope.
We explore the power of heartfelt letters and how individuals in recovery can use this practice to spread hope, positivity, and support within the recovery community during the holiday season.
A joyful, sober Christmas is possible with the right mindset. Here are some strategies for managing triggers and staying connected with the recovery community, ensuring a serene and meaningful season.
We explore various creative ideas for making festive decorations that individuals in recovery can create themselves or with their loved ones, and the therapeutic benefits of crafting to enhance the holiday spirit.
We explore what individuals in recovery want their loved ones to understand about their commitment to boundaries and refusal skills and how to interpret these behaviors positively and be supportive.
While holiday triggers can be formidable, they can be managed with the right strategies and support.
If you feel nervous or awkward around your loved one in recovery during this time, you’re not alone.
Thanksgiving Eve, often referred to as “Blackout Wednesday,” is known for its heavy drinking and partying. We explore a range of strategies to help you navigate this potentially tricky time with grace and resilience.
We invite you to embark on a life-changing journey with us—the WakeUp Carolina Gratitude Challenge. Discover how daily reflections on gratitude can enhance your recovery and bring joy to your life.
These devices can potentially cause panic attacks in teenagers, as they can have significant effects on mental and emotional well-being.
We recognize the unique challenges this time of year can pose for individuals navigating their paths to wellness. We invite you to explore the practice of mindfulness and discover how it can help you find serenity amidst the Halloween festivities.
July 30, 2020
Wakeup Carolina officials have reported that requests for their services have tripled since March.
According to Mary Catherine Manning, a recovery coach at Creighton’s House, all-recovery meetings are now virtual.