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How Comparing Yourself to Others is Detrimental to Your Well-Being 

I’m scrolling through Instagram. On my feed, I am immediately swamped with the images of picture-perfect women walking on the beach in Maui, celebrities eating filet mignon in a candlelit room, and people posing with model-like postures holding on to their significant other.   Sometimes it is fun to see how others are living and experiencing…

May 2, 2022
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Live a more joy-filled existence by letting go 

A few days ago, one of my family members passed away from complications of COVID-19. We weren’t close. In fact, as adults, we haven’t spoken since his mother’s funeral in 2010. Yet, his passing has hit me – hard. There’s so much there, mostly regret. Regret that I didn’t reach out to him as an…

May 2, 2022
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Be Wary Of The “It’s Not So Bad” Trap 

Oftentimes in our lives, we find ourselves in situations where we feel, either consciously or subconsciously, trapped. Whether it’s growing up in a dysfunctional household or going to school to pursue a career for the approval of loved ones, it can be difficult to maintain positivity when there doesn’t seem to be an escape. Sometimes…

May 2, 2022
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Why Basic Hygiene Can Be A Struggle When We Are Depressed 

Depression, anxiety, and much more can impact so many different parts of life. Yes, even our hygiene. This is something that isn’t talked about enough because it may be embarrassing and stigmatized. However, you’re not alone in this struggle. Sometimes, when things become too overwhelming for us, we have to go back to the basics…

May 2, 2022
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How to Get Back on Track After Tough Times 

Life during addiction can feel a bit like a train wreck. You’re moving along just fine, enjoying life’s splendid views, when suddenly everything goes off the rails. Addiction can wreck relationships, leave your finances in ruin, and deteriorate your health. Luckily, it’s always possible to turn things around. Addiction recovery is all about putting those…

May 2, 2022
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How‌ ‌You‌ ‌Can‌ ‌Spur‌ ‌Your‌ ‌Kids‌ ‌‌ ‌to‌ ‌Make‌ ‌the‌ ‌Right‌ ‌Choices‌ ‌in‌ ‌Life‌ 

Encouraging your kids to make the right choices in life is not something that happens overnight. Instead, it is a continuous learning process that occurs over time as your child transitions from one phase to the next. As if life weren’t difficult enough, trying to be a good person can be a lot harder with…

April 30, 2022
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What is Peer Support

WHAT IS A PEER SUPPORT GROUP AND HOW DOES IT HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD Join us in 2022! I think it’s safe to assume that most individuals who have an addiction issue, at some point in their lives, would have never considered attending a support group to get help. Even after you begin your recovery,…

January 4, 2022
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Dana’s Story

1999 was the first holiday season I had without my dad. In June of that year, he passed due to complications from cirrhosis. Ten years later, was the first holiday without my little brother, who overdosed in 2009. The holidays for me, and for many people, can be tough. There is a difference between being…

December 24, 2021
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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Tips for Those on the Road to Recovery

Addiction is a far-reaching epidemic and impacts the lives of millions of people. According to the most recent data, 19.7 million Americans battled substance abuse in 2017. Based on recurring reports in the media, that trend continues to climb, particularly because of widespread opiate abuse. Unfortunately, a substance abuse disorder impacts not only the individual…

December 20, 2021
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Staying Afloat While Staying on Track During Recovery

Seeking help is the first step to getting better. But as you know, the bills don’t stop coming while you’re in recovery. Learn how you can provide for yourself while you pursue a full-time job opportunity and continue on the path to wellness. Treat Job Hunting Like a Job The process of getting a job…

November 27, 2021
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