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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...

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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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Stress and Coping in Self-Quarantine

This April marks the 28th annual Stress Awareness Month, which is falling at a uniquely opportune time, as most of us are experiencing higher-than-average levels of stress and anxiety due to coronavirus. If you’re observing self-quarantine and are struggling to cope with the resulting feelings of unease or worry,...

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Ways to Stay Active Without Leaving the House

If you’re observing self-quarantine to keep yourself and others healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, you may have started to run out of ideas for staving off boredom. Before you give in and plop yourself in front of the TV for yet another uninspiring Netflix binge, consider these ideas for...

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Self-Care Strategies When You’re Homebound

Amid all the news about the COVID-19 crisis, it’s easy to feel mentally and emotionally overwhelmed. And to top it off, the need for social distancing has probably prevented you from doing many of your normal self-care activities, such as going to the gym, attending your group therapy meetings...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Overcoming an addiction involves not only committing to significant lifestyle changes, but also thinking differently about yourself and your relationships. Negativity is one common characteristic of addiction. A form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy has proven highly effective for addiction treatment because it helps people learn to change...

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