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Why Being Thankful Is Great for the Recovery Process

As Thanksgiving approaches, we like to encourage our residents and patients to take the time to reflect on what they’re thankful for. This isn’t just a holiday tradition – gratitude is actually a scientifically-backed practice that can help tremendously in the recovery process. For people in recovery, gratitude is an essential tool for continued sobriety…

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Substance Abuse in College: Combatting Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Substance Abuse in College: Combatting Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse Parents are constantly trying to protect their children, no matter their ages, from the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they try, their loved ones will ultimately come into contact with one of the substances at some point in their life.…

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5 Sober Things To Do on Halloween

5 Sober Things To Do on Halloween Centering celebrations on family – whether it’s the family we were born into or the family we’ve chosen – means that holidays don’t have to include substance use. Sober living is a life-long commitment that doesn’t take a break on Halloween or during special occasions. Follow these tips…

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How to Find the Right Sober Living House

How to Find the Right Sober Living House For many people in recovery, a major obstacle to staying sober comes in the form of a lack of drug-free and stable housing. The risk of relapse is much higher for those who do not have access to long-term support for their recovery–especially if they have a…

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What Happens After I Leave Treatment?

What Happens After I Leave Treatment? Completing your rehab program after battling addiction is a significant accomplishment, and one you should be proud of. But as the day of reentry approaches, every rehab graduate has the same question – “What now?” It’s important to remember that recovery doen’t end when you leave rehab. Sobriety is…

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Facing Trauma

By Aaron Jordan, LPC   Trauma can be defined in many ways. We know of the obvious traumas that people undergo such as physical and sexual abuse, rape, neglect, accidents, war, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters. But what about the soul wounds that people endure from abandonment, neglect, emotional and spiritual abuse, grief and loss,…

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what to do if you relapse during the pandemic?

Staying Faithful to Addiction Treatment During the COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances of isolation that can spell disaster for those undergoing or considering addiction treatment. With multiple states and cities issuing shelter-in-place regulations and enforcing social distancing policies, it’s time to discuss the realities of dealing with addiction treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.  While many business and public places have been shut…

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Addiction Affects the Whole Family

Experts in the field of chemical dependency have defined addiction as a family disease. The disease significantly impacts each member of the family, not just the person using the alcohol or drugs. When chemical dependency begins to take control of a person in the family, other members of the family instinctively adjust their own behaviors.…

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How Covid-19 is Affecting Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful time in many people’s lives. Fear and anxiety about the disease itself as well as the impacts on daily life can be overwhelming. Quarantine and social distancing can make people feel isolated and lonely which increases stress and anxiety. These actions are necessary to reduce the spread of…

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