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gender-specific treatment

Why You Should Seek Gender-Specific Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects people of all ethnicities, walks of life and gender identities, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s experiences with substance abuse and recovery are identical. Gender-specific treatment programs have some distinct benefits in the healing process, since they are responsive to the unique needs of each group in recovery...

men's health month

June Is Men’s Health Month

Since 1994, June has been the officially designated observation of men’s health in the U.S. – specifically, the need for early detection and treatment of preventable health problems. In honor of Men’s Health Month, how can you avoid common men’s health issues and become more aware of the need...

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What Nature Can Teach Us About Addiction Recovery

As our country observes National Great Outdoors Month this June, it provides us with an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and the host of benefits it provides for addiction recovery. What can nature teach us about ourselves and our surroundings? 1. Nature Has the Ability to Heal Itself Recovering from...

own your feelings

How to Own Your Feelings and Find the Positive

Most people don’t make the effort to observe their emotions as they’re happening. However, those who take time to recognize and process what they’re feeling are more likely to engage in healthy coping mechanisms and fully express themselves in challenging circumstances. By learning to own your feelings, you can...

eliminating toxic influences

Eliminating Toxic Influences in Recovery

Getting and staying sober is a lifelong process of learning, growth and acceptance. While you will undoubtedly add many joys to your life along the pathway to recovery, you’ll also discover some things you need to leave behind – one of which is negativity. Toxic influences such as old drinking and drug buddies...

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