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RECO(very), a new kind of patient care
July 17, 2017

RECO(very), a new kind of patient care   “Coming out of rehab was not the end of the story but the beginning. Getting sober is one thing—I did it hundreds of times—but staying sober is a daily challenge in which there are moments when it comes together and I felt certain I’d done the right…

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Top 3 Proven Benefits of Rhythm in Recovery Settings
July 3, 2017

Top 3 Proven Benefits of Rhythm in Recovery Settings Rhythm – a helpful tool in recovery and mental wellness The scene is similar each time – participants enter a room set up in a circle of chairs, each with a drum in front of it.  Many times, the activity comes as a surprise that the…

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Can’t Fight Love – Safety Net Catches Sober Community
June 26, 2017

Safety Net Catches Sober Citizens – A Sober Living Story   What is Sober Living Like? Here is a story about one facility that can tell you what to expect.   Ever thought about being an acrobat? Does the thought of being an acrobat scare you to death? What if you knew without a doubt, that…

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Avoiding Relapse When Life Gets Overwhelming
June 19, 2017

Avoiding Relapse When Life Gets Overwhelming: Special Hints for Transition Periods   June is traditionally the month for weddings. It’s also a month when many recent graduates are seeking their first full-time jobs. Either situation means major changes in living situations, responsibilities, daily schedules, and/or budgets—not to mention all the planning, decision-making, and to-do lists…

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How Finding My Passion Has Helped Me Stay Sober for 8 Years
June 12, 2017

How Finding My Passion Has Helped Me Stay Sober for 8 Years   Addiction is a life wasted. Sobriety is that life reversed, turned around. Not a quote, my words.   My name is Andy and the last eight and a half years of my life have been sober ones. It hasn’t been easy, to say…

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How I Heal – A Personal Recovery Story
June 5, 2017

How I Heal – A Personal Recovery Story Healing through recovery for me has been one of the hardest but also one of the most amazing gifts that I’ve received.  Before I got sober, there was no healing.  No introspection, no looking at my part, and no taking time for me – none of that existed. …

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9 Ways You Can Help Your Therapist
May 22, 2017

9 Ways You Can Help Your Therapist Are you in therapy or thinking about beginning? Sometimes life presents challenging circumstances, ideas, preferences and feelings; many can be addressed in therapy. It will be especially worth your while if you have undergone some major life events like divorce, other significant loss, illness or lifestyle change. Some people…

Substance Abuse & Eating Disorder in Teens
May 15, 2017

Substance Abuse & Eating Disorder in Teens It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – finding out their child or teen is illegally drinking and/or using drugs.   The statistics are alarming.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports a recent rise in marijuana use despite a preceding 10-year period of decline. In 2010, 1.2 percent of…

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4 Ways to Use Affirmations – The Power of Positive Thinking
May 8, 2017

4 Ways to Use Affirmations – The Power of Positive Thinking In AA, someone believed in affirmations and we started saying, “My name is ­­­­____, and I’m an alcoholic.”   If you affirm anything long enough and often enough then our conscious, unconscious and subconscious minds begin to believe it.  When I said by rote…

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Why You Want a Coach – 5-Year Continuum of Care for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
May 1, 2017

Why You Want a Coach – 5-Year Continuum of Care for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic and fatal diseases that require a continuum of care to help the client fully recover physically, mentally and emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually. It is a common myth that detox alone, or, detox and a…