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Category: Self Help

5 Anxiety Busting Lifehacks No One Told You About

5 Anxiety Busting Lifehacks No One Told You About

How to Calm Anxiety Creatively Every well-being advice column is chalk full of tips on alleviating anxiety- you know the tired, rehashed advice we’ve heard our entire lives. Breathe deeply. Distract yourself. Remind yourself with positive affirmations that “everything is going to be okay.” Well, sometimes things are NOT okay....

8 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery with National Hobby Month

8 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery with National Hobby Month

Using National Hobby Month to Fight Addiction January is National Hobby Month! Hobbies make you happy. (No really— it’s actual science, but we’ll touch on that in a bit.) I know what you’re thinking— “a made-up calendar holiday no one thinks or cares about.” Touche! But that’s only true if...

What You Need to Know About Addiction, Your Immune System, & Lung Cancer

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What You Need to Know About Addiction, Your Immune System, & Lung Cancer Drug Abuse’s Suppression of the Immune System It’s lung cancer awareness month! Drugs are bad, m’kay? But, did you know addictive substances are detrimental to your immune system? Opioid use depresses the respiratory system and inhibits one’s...

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

With the prevalence of prescription drug abuse and corresponding fatal overdose rates, it’s time to challenge the way we view and respond to the substance abuse epidemic sweeping the U.S. By correcting misconceptions, banishing stigmas, educating the public, and creating greater access to recovery services, we can work together to...

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Happy Pride Month! Each June we recognize and celebrate love in all its shades, encourage living in one’s truth, and fight back against intolerance and harmful stigmas. Established in 2000 then amended in 2009, Pride Month is intended to be a month long celebration of inclusivity in love. Unfortunately for...

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time designated to raising awareness and challenging the stigmas that stand in the way of meaningful treatment and recovery. Because mental health disorders and addiction are often co-current, understanding how your mental health impacts substance abuse recovery is essential to maintaining long-term clean...

Great New Years Resolutions for People in Recovery

Great New Years Resolutions for People in Recovery

We’re nearing the end of 2017 and with it many are taking this time to self-reflect and prepare for the new year.This is also when people typically decide their New Year’s Resolution-  personal goals they aspire to achieve in the coming year. Losing weight, overcoming debt, making career changes, and...

3 Tips for Spending the Holidays with Loved Ones

3 Tips for Spending the Holidays with Loved Ones

The holiday season is upon us, and with it the stress and joys of spending time with the people you love. Rather you’re gearing up to travel home for the holidays, playing the host, or opting to celebrate with friends, now is the time to celebrate all you have to...

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

It’s easy to fall for the false sense of security brought on by completion of an inpatient treatment program. We feel confident, newly armed with the tools, coping mechanisms, and knowledge you need to lead a life free of substance abuse. While beginning your sober life confidently is great, being...

5 Stages of Lifestyle Change

3 Tips for Spending the Holidays with Loved Ones

We know that the addiction recovery journey is a lifestyle change that takes dedication and daily commitment. However, the path of recovery is rarely smooth or straight forward- and that’s okay. As with any worthy undertaking, success is a sum of continual efforts practice each day. That being said, we...