What is a Recovery Coach?

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A Recovery Coach, also known as a Sober Coach, is a generic term that covers many different roles. They provide invaluable support for people trying to overcome their compulsive, obsessive, destructive behaviors. A Recovery Coach is a kind of “Life Coach” that helps clients make smart choices and healthy decisions, with the number-one priority being

Tips for Managing Anxiety

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Everyone has experienced some form of anxiety in their life. Whether it be nervousness before an exam or job interview, a first date, or speaking in public, it’s a relatable feeling. We live in a fast paced environment with many responsibilities and we try to manage multiple things at once. There’s an unspoken expectation that

A Mindful Sobriety

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In recent decades, mindfulness and meditation have become popular catch-words, described as the newest pathway to healing in everything from professional journals to pop psychology columns in fashion magazines. The concept of present-centered awareness, though a component of most ancient philosophies and religions, seems to be a experiencing a heroic comeback. Why now? Is it

Four Myths of Meditation

A fascination with, and exploration of, the spiritual-self is a common thread, binding all cultures of the world, traversing space and time. We can see it in the centuries-old use of ayahuasca in the Incan cultures of the Amazon Basin. We can imagine it in the spiritual drive that resulted in the building of the

Surf Therapy Recovery

Surf Therapy Recovery is a safe, secure, and non-judgmental living facility bridging the gap between completion of an in-patient alcohol/drug treatment program and the individual’s return to home and family.  Our transitional setting provides an opportunity for those in recovery to refine and utilize the skills they learned during treatment in order to prevent behavioral

Does Drug Addiction Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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If you have struggled with drug addiction and it has led to complications, you may be eligible to qualify for disability benefits. Your addiction alone does not qualify you for benefits, but the complications that result from that addiction do. What Programs are Available The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two disability programs, Social Security

PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders

PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders Traumatic experiences can stay with us—at times reverberating in our lives for months, for years, or even for decades. In some cases, an experience of trauma can be so acute that it leads to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This is a serious and diagnosable clinical condition, and