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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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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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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 man feeling first hand substance abuse effects on the brain

Substance Abuse and Effects On The Brain

The recreational use of any type of substance, legal or illegal, is done for one purpose, to cause an altered state. People seek different highs for different reasons. What most people do not realize is that regardless of what type of substance they are abusing, they all cause physical changes to the brain. Learn more…

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a person going through the 5 stages of addiction

The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction follows a very specific process. It does not matter if you are addicted to over-the-counter medication, heroin, marijuana or alcohol, the addiction process remains the same. Understanding the 5 stages of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering from an addiction. Step 1 – Experimental Process…

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