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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 stigmas...
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 place of...
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. However,...
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 is natural...
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, that creates...
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 six months....