The Insanity of a Family Disease

During my twenty-five year career in substance abuse treatment, I’ve frequently heard family members (and clients) insist that "Alcohol isn't his/her/my problem - drugs are!" and "Alcoholism isn't his/her/my problem - addiction is!" as if the same principles of recovery from chemical dependency don't apply to any dysfunctional situation where alcohol either isn't present or isn't present enough to be identified as the primary drug-of-choice.

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Working From Home vs the Office: What’s the Difference?

While many people would love to work from home, others rely on their workplace as a place to socialize and miss the opportunities to be around others. Both have their…

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Fitness and Recovery

Fitness is a huge component of my recovery today. I have learned how important it is to take care of my body, and taking care of my body has a direct correlation to my mental well-being. Some of you might be missing the gym as much as I do, but there are so many ways to keep our bodies moving at home.

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Quarantine Dessert

“Ok guys, I know… I know… I jumped on the baking train just like everyone else did during this quarantine, but I have to be honest, it has been fun…

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Transitioning Back to Work During COVID-19

The world today is different. COVID has created changes and challenges for all of us. “Normal” isn’t normal anymore. We’ve learned new phrases like “social Distancing”, we’ve learned new ways of living – whoever thought we’d be rationing our toilet paper or wearing a mask in public (other than on Halloween)?

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Alumni Spotlight

June Alumni Spotlight – Danyelle F.

Hello, my name is Danyelle and I am a recovering alcoholic/addict. I began to use at the tender age of 12. It all began with cigarettes, pot, and alcohol. I was the youngest child and my sister was always with her older friends leaving me alone and lonely. My mother worked nights so she was not home after school so I could do pretty much anything I wanted.

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Telehealth vs Telemedicine: What’s the Difference?

Regardless of whether you’re out of town or stuck at home due to social distancing, the need for accessible healthcare doesn’t change. The digital age has simplified the provision of these services, but understanding telehealth vs telemedicine distinctions can affect your ability to seek out help.

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10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors

Most people love being able to get outdoors and stay active but that is not always possible. Whether it’s weather conditions, location, working from home, or having to stay indoors…

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How to Be a Supportive Partner During Quarantine

In order to protect your health, as well as the health of those in your community, social distancing and stay-home measures have been implemented across the country. For many couples, this is placing strain on their relationships, causing increased tension, anxiety, and in more severe cases, domestic violence.

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How to Keep From Getting Cabin Fever During the Pandemic

With the threat of catching Covid-19 keeping people more isolated, it can be easy to succumb to feelings that you may not be used to. Feelings of isolation, anxiety, and…

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