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Tailgating Sober: Rebuilding A Favorite Tradition

Posted by Prelude on Nov 7, 2016 1:32:07 PM

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If you’re a football fan, chances are you have a long history with the game. You probably remember going to the stadium for the first time—who you rooted for, who won. And you probably have many memories enjoying the sport with a parent or sibling. You might even keep your first football jersey framed in your rec room. 

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Topics: Addicton, Recovery, College, Drinking

Navigating the Holidays Substance-Free

Posted by Prelude on Nov 2, 2016 10:16:56 AM

The holidays are stressful: traveling, the pressure to give the right gifts, the reminder of so many holidays gone wrong…

How do you approach the season as a recovering addict? How do you start fresh? And how do you cope without giving into temptation? What works for some might not work for others, but in general, there are steps you can take to help you prepare for the season and keep yourself occupied and sober.

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Topics: Recovery, College, Drinking, Alcoholism

Drinking & Driving - What you should know, what you can do.

Posted by Prelude on Oct 7, 2016 8:54:18 AM

Facing the Facts

Drinking and driving have never gone well together. Not only does alcohol cut your night vision in half and reduce your peripheral vision by up to one-third, in 2015 drunk driving took the lives of 123 Iowans.  

Chances are you heard about one of these deaths on your local news station—you might have even known the victim or their family. But no matter how close or how far removed you are from these stories, the fact remains that drunk driving affects you, it affects your friends and family, and it affects everyone else in our state. 

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Topics: Addicton, Drinking, Alcoholism

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At Prelude, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and members of their communities.

From prevention to intensive residential care, Prelude offers a range of services to help you and your loved one lead a full, productive life.  Prelude Behavioral Services has been providing comprehensive services since 1969. We are committed to serving hard-to-reach and disenfranchised populations and to breaking down barriers that hinder access to behavioral health care for all Iowans.

 

 

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