Request a Call

Want us to call you? Leave your name and phone number and we'll call you within 2 hours.

Category: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Time Injecting Heroin

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Time Injecting Heroin

Life as a heroin addict presents challenges daily. Whether you are living with a substance abuse issue or in recovery, you can probably remember your first time using. It was the beginning of the end for some. For the lucky ones, this moment is a precautionary tale. Using heroine changes...

Top 5 Nutrient-Rich Foods for Recovery

Top 5 Nutrient-Rich Foods for Recovery

Recovering from a life of addiction means restoring the balance of mind and body. Along the way the substances we use can throw a wrench in that balance but healing is still possible. Since the goal of recovery is to keep things out of the body that could be potentially...

Your Questions Answered by an Addiction Recovery Specialist!

Hopeless to Dopeless by Alicia Mason

Taking that first step into recovery can be terrifying if you’re going in unprepared. That’s why we do our best here at Harbor Village to be as transparent as possible regarding what you can expect during treatment as well as providing resources to strengthen your journey beyond treatment. That being...

3 Things to Do Immediately After Relapse

Insurance Agencies & Outpatient Rehabilitation: What You Need to Know

To the outside world, relapse looks like failure. It looks like giving up, like a choice to throw everything away all over again. The stigmas of relapse, even in the recovery community, make it difficult to know how to cope, let alone get the help you need to get back...

What is Polysubstance Abuse? What You Need to Know

What is Polysubstance Abuse? What You Need to Know

Addiction is a complex disease that affects everyone differently: that so many continue to view it in such black and white parameters creates walls and roadblocks on the way to recovery. Approaching addiction as a spectrum is truer to reality: some people will never know what it’s like to have...

Eliminating Codependency: Learning to Let Go

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...

3 Tricks for Managing Anxiety

3 Tricks for Managing Anxiety

One of the most prevalent mental health disorders, it’s estimated that anywhere between 18.1 to 30 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety in some capacity. This large range is caused primarily because of unreported, undiagnosed cases due to stigmas surrounding mental health disorders. This can often lead to self-medication...

Recovery Journaling: Why You Should Do It and How to Start

Recovery Journaling: Why You Should Do It and How to Start

The journey of addiction recovery is more than just completing rehab and getting a certificate. It’s an intensely emotional path of self-discovery and reinvention. Documenting that journey through a recovery journal has a number of practical and mental health benefits.     Why You Should Keep a Recovery Journal Assessment...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction: What You Need to Know

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction: What You Need to Know

For most people, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) brings thoughts of distant war zones, heavy fire, and the tragedies of war. While this is a classic example of a situation which may cause PTSD, understanding more about the disorder can help break the stigmas and open up opportunities for treatment.  ...

3 Early Signs of Relapse to Look Out For

3 Early Signs of Relapse to Look Out For

“It would almost be easier if relapse really happened that way. You know, suddenly and we just didn’t have any control over it. But that’s just not true. Sometimes the triggers come hard and fast, but at the end of the day, we still have the option: do or don’t.”...