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Marisa Dellarmo


Harbor Village provides comprehensive addiction treatment in Miami.

Job Interviewing: Making a Good First Impression

Finding employment in recovery benefits your new lifestyle in a number of ways: financial security, structure, opportunities for career and personal growth, etc. Having the responsibility and structure of going to work everyday helps to keep your focus on positivity and growth. If you’re in the market for employment, mastering...

3 Things to Do Immediately After Relapse

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

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

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...

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...

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marijana, Alcohol Addiction

In a surprisingly intimate and personal interview for GQ, Hollywood leading man Brad Pitt opens up about his struggles with marijuana and alcohol abuse and life after Angelina. The award winning actor has garnered quite a bit of negative attention recently due to divorce drama and rumors, but he has...

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...

The Christian Track: Harbor Village’s Newest Treatment Program

At Harbor Village we are constantly and continuously re-inventing ourselves to provide the best, most effective and well-rounded treatment programs for our clients. This ensures that upon graduation you are well equip to handle whatever life throws at you without resorting to past habits. Recently we covered the benefits of...

Financial Independence: How to Manage a Budget

Part of your recovery from substance abuse is learning how to manage the daily trials and tribulations of sober, drug-free life. From healthy eating and exercise habits, self-care tips, and accountability, building a foundation for a life above the influence of addiction is line between being in recovery and simply...

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