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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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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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what to do if you relapse during the pandemic?

What to Do If You Relapse During the Pandemic?

What to Do If You Relapse During the Pandemic Staying sober during the pandemic has proven to be a challenge as meetings moved online and isolation became the new normal. If you have slipped up on your sobriety, you are not alone, but what you do next matters. Someone who has relapsed may show the…

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young woman staring out cafe window curious about different types of addiction

What are the Different Types of Addiction?

There are two broad types of addiction. These are substance addiction and process addiction, also known as behavioral addiction. Research has shown a surprising amount of similarities between the two along with positive responses to addiction treatment. Similarities Between Types of Addiction There are some common indications of addiction that apply to substance addiction and…

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Palmetto Provides Counseling for Women

Do you or a close friend or family member know someone who is Anorexic? Odds are that you do, and you might not even know it. Did you know that Palmetto provides counseling for women? We are proud to welcome Layne Cook, LMSW to our staff. As a counselor, she works with clients that have…

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a doctor explaining the types of mental illness

Types of Mental Illness

There are many categories of mental illness. And because of the frequency with which people with addiction issues also have mental conditions, individuals who are interested in recovery and rehabilitation must understand them. If you are suffering from a substance use disorder and are struggling with your addiction, there is a high chance that you…

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a man concerned and asking himself do I have co-occurring disorders

Do I Have Co-Occurring Disorders?

There are several common misconceptions when it comes to treating people with substance use disorders. It was thought for a long time, for instance, that addiction was simply a matter of will power and determination rather than the disease that we now know it to be. It is still commonly thought, however, that there is…

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