Mental Health

Russell Brand Celebrates 16 Years in Recovery

Life is way too short to stay stuck in an Eeyore like prose for the remainder of your days. What little bit of it we have should be enjoyed with love, fun, and laughter. Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy one can find. Laughter soothes the soul. It builds relationships. …

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Opioid Related Deaths on the Rise

Over the last several decades we’ve seen some pretty weird fads that people surprisingly hopped onto. We saw disco come and go, the pet rock didn’t stay for long, and don’t forget mullets or the worst, rooster top man buns that are now everywhere. Most of these things made their headway and disappeared with only …

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Alcoholism Without Alcohol

Alcoholism without the alcohol or sobriety without recovery? Very different concepts, but also one in the same. It’s kind of the same concept as staying clean by living dirty and staying dirty by living clean. Or even better, the difference between being a good person who sometimes acts wicked versus an evil person that occasionally …

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Reservations in Recovery

A little excerpt from ‘The Hobbit’ reads: This thing all things devour; birds, beasts, trees, flowers. It gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal. It slays kings, ruins towns, and beats mountains down”. What is it you ask? It’s time, precious precious time. Time is quite the fickle construct. It takes more of …

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Why is a Gender Specific Treatment Program Important?

It’s the 21st century. Everybody has a smart phone glued to their hands and their eyes stuck to that. We fight and terrorize each other, shooting first and often asking questions later. There’s an opioid epidemic rampaging about the United States of America, and half the country glorifies it through selective media outlets while the …

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Why Should I Stay Out of a Relationship in Early Recovery?

So you’ve decided to drop all substances and get completely sober huh? Well welcome to the recovery melting pot, where there’s all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes of people. You are never alone. Here you will meet some of the most intriguing beings that planet Earth has to offer. Tall people, short people, big …

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The Importance of Avoiding Cross Addiction

The human mind is full of astounding, endless limitations on one end of the spectrum. On the other it is an ineffectual, gullible mass taking up space between our two ears. The gray matter thriving organ is often times it’s own worst enemy, under or over analyzing everything in life as it looks for both …

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Health Partners: Making Reputable Rehab Affordable

Health Partners – If you think that quality substance abuse treatment is out of your price range, think again! With the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (aka, “Obamacare”), even the most minimal insurance policies are required to cover part or all addiction treatment. Health Partners can help with the costs of Professional Rehab Money should …

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How To Plan An Intervention For Your Loved One

It’s difficult to help a loved one when they are struggling with any type of addiction— and with denial being one of the first signs or symptoms, it can often be challenging to motivate them to seek help.   An intervention is a carefully planned process in which family members and friends gather to confront …

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Becoming Self Aware in Recovery

“Life never stops”. A phrase of utter simplicity that carries layers to it like that of an onion. Is the person whispering such in reference to their existential crisis? Maybe they bellowed it out of sheer exhaustion from the million and a half things they are dividing their attention into. Or maybe they said it …

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