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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...

12 Months to Change Your Life: Month One

The beginning of a new year is the chance to get things right and improve ourselves. With a fresh start in 2017, most of us are looking to make this year count- to build a future we can be proud of. At Harbor Village, we want to help you. That’s...

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...

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...

Does Relapse Mean I Have to Start Over?

The journey has been tough- I’ve had a few close calls where I almost turned back to using because I was having a hard time dealing with stress and anxiety. Luckily I had some really great people in my life to turn to when I needed to talk or just...

Perfect Your Aftercare Plan in 3 Easy Steps!

Throughout your time in rehab you learn the tools and coping mechanisms necessary to maintain your sobriety and thrive without the crutch of drugs or alcohol. In the controlled atmosphere of inpatient care, the focus is drawn inward, on self-care and internal healing. But just as most people deal with...

Parenting in Recovery: A How-To Guide

The path of addiction recovery is different for everyone: we all have individual needs, concerns, and unique situations that impact our sober journeys. We also recognize that our recovery affects more than just our lives, but those of the people we hold dear. But what about when those people include...

How-To Guide to Quick and Easy Detox!

A common misconception about addiction and substance abuse is that recovery is as simple as ‘stop using.’ From the outside it may seem that simple, but knowing the kind of hard work and dedication that goes into recovery is part of understanding that sobriety is a lifestyle change, not a...

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