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Addressing Substance Abuse: Community Health Improvement Week

Addressing Substance Abuse: Community Health Improvement Week

Substance abuse disorders are quiet, careful killers. They are disorders that force our way of living to center solely around the addictive substance and nothing else. In the United States, 20.2 million adults aged 18 or older suffered from a substance abuse disorder in 2014, accounting for billions of dollars...

Women’s History Month: 5 Women in Recovery You Need to Follow

Women’s History Month: 5 Women in Recovery You Need to Follow

March is Women’s History Month! Each year we celebrate the women who have put their mark on history. Trailblazers, entrepreneurs, and civil leaders, the women we honor during Women’s History Month helped to shatter boundaries and shape the world as it is today. To celebrate, we’re honoring amazing women in...

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Happy Pride Month! Each June we recognize and celebrate love in all its shades, encourage living in one’s truth, and fight back against intolerance and harmful stigmas. Established in 2000 then amended in 2009, Pride Month is intended to be a month long celebration of inclusivity in love. Unfortunately for...

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time designated to raising awareness and challenging the stigmas that stand in the way of meaningful treatment and recovery. Because mental health disorders and addiction are often co-current, understanding how your mental health impacts substance abuse recovery is essential to maintaining long-term clean...

Submission: “Loving an Addict” by Andrea K. Johnson

Submission: “Loving an Addict” by  Andrea K. Johnson

I desperately wish I didn’t know what it was like to love someone with an active drug addiction. But the fact of the matter is that I do. I know what it’s like to be overwrought with fear and hopelessness, to fall asleep terrified of their future, to wake up...

What is the Marchman Act?

What is the Marchman Act?

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is never easy. Though we may want to help, many of us don’t know how, or may end up engaging in enabling behaviors thinking we’re helping. We know how frustrating it can be to feel helpless in the face of addiction, whether you...

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

It’s easy to fall for the false sense of security brought on by completion of an inpatient treatment program. We feel confident, newly armed with the tools, coping mechanisms, and knowledge you need to lead a life free of substance abuse. While beginning your sober life confidently is great, being...

3 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness This National Recovery Month!

3 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness This National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month, the time of year we dedicate to celebrating second chances at life and encourage others to pursue their own journeys of addiction recovery. At Harbor Village, we celebrate National Recovery Month through community engagements, outreach resources, and collaborations to raise awareness and prove that live...

5 More Motivational Quotes for Getting Through Tough Days

5 More Motivational Quotes for Getting Through Tough Days

Leading a healthy and sober life has its challenges. There are bound to be days where the path gets just a little tougher to follow and your outlook isn’t quite as bright or positive. That’s okay- you have to expect these days in order to be prepared to properly manage...

#WomanCrushWednesday! How Brittany Shelton Turned Recovery into Inspiration

#WomanCrushWednesday! How Brittany Shelton Turned Recovery into Inspiration

#WomanCrushWednesday is here once more, and we’re continuing to celebrate women in recovery! This week we’re placing the spotlight on one incredibly open, loving, and strong woman named Brittany Shelton who has taken her recovery journey to the next level, using to to unite and inspire others to embark on...