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Category: Being a Supporter

#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...

Lessons in Recovery: Harbor Village’s 2nd Annual Recovery eBook

Lessons in Recovery: Harbor Village’s 2nd Annual Recovery eBook

It’s 2017 and speaking openly and candidly about the realities of addiction and addiction recovery is still considered taboo. We still promote old stereotypes and stigmas of what addiction is and the type of people affected by it. We still ridicule and shame people living with substance abuse disorders, passing...

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

The current substance abuse crisis affecting the United States is impossible to ignore. It has made orphans of children, stolen brothers and sisters, and lead to parents having to bury their children. The substance abuse epidemic claims thousands every day and yet society still carries stigmas that suggest those who...

5 Things to Say to Your Loved One in Recovery

5 Things to Say to Your Loved One in Recovery

Being there to support your loved one as they overcoming substance abuse and addiction is vital to their ongoing success in long-term recovery. Rather they say so or not, your support and encouragement means the world. As a supporter, you can help your loved one stay dedicated to their new...

Making the Most of Your First Sober Summer!

Making the Most of Your First Sober Summer!

Committing to living beyond addiction is a life-long dedication that doesn’t pause just because the seasons change. The summer can be especially challenging for people who are new to the recovery journey, as it is often viewed as the season for partying and letting loose. For people living with substance...

5 Reasons to Spend This Summer Sober

5 Reasons to Spend This Summer Sober

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer 2017! For many, the sunshine and warmth signals the beginning of party season, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Living your summer through a haze or a series of blackouts may be how you’ve...

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

When Carrie Fisher passed on December 27, 2016, the world was in shock and in mourning. Beyond her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie made her mark on the world as a brilliant comedian and outspoken mental health and women’s rights activist. Her untimely death...

Body Positivity: 4 Ways to Love Your Body Through Recovery

Body Positivity: 4 Ways to Love Your Body Through Recovery

In this world obsessed with obtaining physical perfection, it’s easy to get caught up in impossible beauty standards and the social pressures to meet them. With each new innovation in the plastic surgery industry, it seems like going under the knife is becoming not only more acceptable, but almost expected-...

The Recovery Equation: Understanding Addiction Through Math

The Recovery Equation: Understanding Addiction Through Math

Math: it’s not everyone’s strong suit. I admit, I don’t struggle with it as much as some, but it’s hardly an easy subject for me, either. Rather you use it daily or not, math has it’s applications- including helping you understand addiction. It may seem like a stretch, but hear...

Giving Back: Working as an Addiction Counselor in Recovery

Giving Back: Working as an Addiction Counselor in Recovery

For some, recovering from substance abuse inspires a calling to give back through service. Giving back to the community by working as an addiction counselor enriches the recovery experience for both you and those you will help along the way. Just as with sponsorship, it’s important to know what you’re...