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Dear Society- Let’s Stop Demonizing Addicts

In the eyes of society, people living with addiction are lesser beings. They are vermin, something to scoff at and scorn; they are amoral people who have brought their struggles upon themselves, thereby undeserving of our help or empathy. The thing is, you’re wrong. You are so, so wrong. In...

10 Ways to Curb Cravings Fast!

Everyone wants to know the secret to staying sober. It’s deceptively simple: recognize and avoid triggers and cope with cravings without relapsing. Somewhere along with that comes addressing and working through the underlying causes of your substance abuse disorder and managing the symptoms of any co-occurring mental health disorders. Easy,...

Harbor Village 2016 Recap

We are officially in the final days of 2016! For many, this comes with a sigh of relief; others are entering 2017 with a bit of trepidation. For Harbor Village, 2017 will be a year of growth, expansion, and continuing our work to bring healing and support to those in...

What I Wish I Knew Before Your Overdose

Losing the fight against addiction and substance abuse to overdose is always a tragedy- but when it hits close to home the grief and guilt is overpowering. Knowing that your loved one is at risk for overdose is a terrifyingly helpless feeling; you live in fear of the worst while...

How-To Guide to Ditching Alcohol at Parties

The holiday season is upon us! While Christmas is over, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations are still underway and New Years is in just a few days. What does all of that mean? An abundance of alcohol and temptation. Because of this, people in recovery for alcohol abuse disorders may struggle...

Find Your Center with Our Easy Yoga Guide!

Yoga: that’s just something for new age hippies and older people looking to stay limber- right? There’s not benefit in it for other people, let alone someone recovering from substance abuse. …Right? Nope. Not even slightly true. People from all walks of life practice yoga- from the cashier at your...

Dear Enablers: You Are Not Helping Anyone

Dear Enablers, Let’s get blunt right at the start: you’re not helping anyone, okay? When you turn a blind eye on signs of addiction, you are feeding it. When you ignore missing money or items from your home, you are letting addiction deepen its grip. Helping your loved one get...

5 Ways Relapse Will Improve Your Life

When it comes to addiction recovery, relapse can seem like a demon constantly lurking at your back. It’s viewed as the ultimate failure, as proof that addiction is a choice, and other such non-sense: but what if I told you relapse can actually improve your life? Now, by no means...

15 DIY Therapeutic Craft Projects!

It’s the season for giving, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take some time to tend to ourselves, right? In fact, it’s vital that we do- especially for those in early recovery. Taking care of yourself enables you to be in a position to take care of others. Don’t run...

Forgiveness: How to Accept Apologies You Never Receive

When it comes to emotional healing, forgiveness is the first step: regardless of if you are the one needing forgiveness or the one who must forgive. Asking for forgiveness can be difficult, giving it even more so. However, we can’t truly move forward with our futures without letting go of...

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