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Understanding Addictive Behavior

Understanding Addictive Behavior

In 2017, over 20 million Americans sought help for substance use disorder; since the pandemic, those addiction numbers have climbed. Understanding addictive behavior is an important step to recovering from addiction. Addiction is defined as a treatable,...

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Staying Connected | COVID-19

Staying Connected | COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found it difficult to stay connected with their behavioral health services and substance abuse treatment programs. For those who struggle with substance abuse, it is more important than ever during this...

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The Importance of Adolescent/Teen Programs

The Importance of Adolescent/Teen Programs

Over 50% of all mental health conditions begin by age 14, although most cases remain undetected and untreated. If left untreated, those mental health conditions will continue into adulthood and cause physical as well as mental impairments and limit their...

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One with Nature

One with Nature

Anyone who has ever taken a walk through the woods, or on a beach, or even through the park, knows the feeling of relaxation that overcomes them. Many may not know, however, that there is a significant positive impact on mental health with exposure to...

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Mommies in Recovery

Mommies in Recovery

People who are beginning to come to terms with their addiction are also facing cultural stigmas related to addiction, such as laziness, lack of morals, no self-control, no willpower, etc. Mothers struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism have additional...

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Volunteering: A Sense of Belonging During Recovery

Volunteering: A Sense of Belonging During Recovery

Recovering from substance abuse is a lifelong commitment and involves re-discovering your purpose in life. You will need to make active changes to maintain sobriety, including changing your lifestyle habits and your social network. Once you have achieved a...

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Meeting the Challenges of a 2020 Christmas

Meeting the Challenges of a 2020 Christmas

Christmas this year will be much more challenging than average, especially for those dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues. Throughout the pandemic, many celebrations have been cancelled this year, graduations, weddings, and holidays included....

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Tips: Setting New Year’s Goals

Tips: Setting New Year’s Goals

This year has been a long and trying year for most people. For many it has exacerbated existing mental health issues, created new mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and intensified substance abuse issues. As the year is coming to an end it...

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8 Tips for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

8 Tips for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and for many people that creates a mix of excitement and anxiety. From Thanksgiving to New Year’ Day, the holiday season creates emotional highs and lows. For people with mental health or substance abuse issues,...

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Don’t Let Grief Trigger a Relapse

Don’t Let Grief Trigger a Relapse

Losing a loved one can cause unbearable pain and sadness. Grief and mourning are normal reactions to the loss of someone you care about. The grieving process can include intensive symptoms of loss and depression and it is not unusual for that to last up to...

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Teen Mental Health Issues/Addiction Rise Due to Pandemic

Teen Mental Health Issues/Addiction Rise Due to Pandemic

Teenagers across the country are struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are forced to attend school through virtual learning, feeling isolated and bored sitting at home and not able to see their friends. That isolation is leading to fear...

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A Healthy Halloween During a Pandemic

A Healthy Halloween During a Pandemic

Celebrating holidays while sober is challenging, many holidays involve parties with heavy drinking, and Halloween is one of the top drinking holidays. Throw in the anxieties created by the pandemic, and it will make this Halloween a little more scary than...

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