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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

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

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...

Eliminating Codependency: Learning to Let Go

Codependency in active addiction is the mortal enemy of recovery. Reliance on others for your self-worth, financial security, and mental health is a recipe for disaster, especially when substance abuse becomes part of the equation. Codependency leaves us vulnerable to malicious and manipulative people who seek to take advantage of...

So You Want to be a Recovery Sponsor? 5 Things You Need to Know!

It’s noble to want, in your own pursuit of, to turn back and offer your hand in support to others on the same path. Many people who have committed to a life free from illicit substances wish to spread that enlightening and powerful experience with others. Becoming a recovery sponsor...

Accountability in Addiction Recovery

There’s no more important component to success in long-term recovery than personal accountability. Blame shifting and finger pointing only inhibits growth and stalls your journey, increasing your risk of relapse. Too often we stand in our own way, falsely believing we are powerless to change our situations or improve our...

5 Facebook Recovery Support Groups to Join Today!

Having support through your recovery journey is important. Unfortunately not everyone has a strong family or friend network to fall back on to provide that support. Thankfully there are some places within the recovery community where you can always find acceptance, love, and encouragement- even if you can’t physically reach...

I’m in Recovery, But My Partner Isn’t- Should I Leave?

Being on the other side of addiction and in recovery is a powerful and inspiring experience. When your eyes are truly opened to how dedication and commitment can change your life, wanting others to experience it as well is only natural. But what happens when they refuse? People are often...

The 5 Friends You Need in Recovery

You often hear that recovery is a road you have to walk alone, but that’s not strictly true. Yes, you and only you can put in the work to get you to your recovery goals, but the company you keep along the way is important. We’ve already talked about toxic...

Rehab Myths That Stand in the Way of Recovery

As the moderator of many of Harbor Village’s social media, I often find myself fielding through a slew of comments and messages in which we are accused of a great many things. Usually those accusations include things like just wanting to fill beds for insurance money, taking payouts from pharmacies,...

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