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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

‘Using dreams’ are the worst nightmares

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor February 20, 2020

One of the hardest things for any recovering addict is having to deal with using dreams. For any of you who do not know what using dreams are, it is pretty simple. A using dream is when you dream that...

Coping with addiction on a daily basis

Andrew Paisley, Columnist April 10, 2019

Throughout my recovery, I have learned so much about how to handle it, and I know there is so much more I still have left to learn. Each day, we as addicts battle this disease of addiction, and sometimes...

You will find love; be patient

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor April 7, 2019

In the last month, I have met someone. Now, I have not always had the best experiences when it comes to relationships, so of course I am very weary of relationships in general. This person came out of...

Get rid of unnecessary ‘clutter’

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor March 31, 2019

Sometimes in life you have to really evaluate what is important and what is not. I have had to do this a lot lately, and it includes determining whether or not certain people should be a part of my life. There...

Addiction can’t be dealt with alone; try to seek help

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor March 7, 2019

One thing we always hear in recovery in the 12 steps is that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that you are powerless over addiction. Believe it or not, a lot of people have trouble...

Mistakes happen; just move on and learn

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor February 24, 2019

We are all humans, which means we all are capable of making mistakes. Unfortunately, I made a big mistake this weekend. After being in recovery for almost four months, I had a minor slip up this past...

Photo illustration by Jordan Boyer: The newly-formed Collegiate Recovery Student Association is a student-led group where students can share their experiences recovering from addiction. According to collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won, it is helpful to have support because addiction is so powerful.

Safety group supporting students in recovery

Logan Raschke, News Editor February 20, 2019

The Collegiate Recovery Student Association (CRSA), a new student-led organization on campus, provides a safe space for students to talk addiction and recovery. Collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won...

President Glassman to deliver university address

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter August 31, 2016

In his State of the University Address, Eastern President David Glassman will tackle questions and outline plans for the university’s recovery as well as the steps the administration will take to move...

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