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Recovery Spotlight: Aftercare Coordinator Cynthia Ingram
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Alexandrea H.


Harbor Village provides comprehensive addiction treatment in Miami.

COVID-19: Challenges for People in Recovery

COVID-19 and lockdown has been especially tough for people in recovery from addiction because addiction leads to and flourishes in isolation. As alcohol and other drugs use can overtake a person’s life, their social life and contact with others then begins to narrow. Thus, substance use becomes the main focus...

How Do I Know I Have an Addiction?

Oftentimes when speaking about signs of addiction our minds automatically think of addiction in relation to illicit substances like drugs or alcohol. However addiction comes in many different forms and is not only linked to substance use. One may be addicted to sex, gambling, shopping, eating, playing video games, going...

End of Year Resolutions You Can Set Right Now!

We’re in the final stretch of 2019, and for many people, now is the time to reflect on the year and begin making plans for the next. Each year, we all make a list of New Year’s Resolutions for how we will improve our lives in the coming year, listing...

Baking Powder, Or….? Make Up Artist Finds Cocaine in Sephora Delivery

When New Jersey makeup artist Christina Milano made her online purchase at Sephora, she expected to replenish her kit. Rather than just getting a few new brushes and contour kits, Milano was in for the shock of her life. While she received the $250 make up delivery she was expecting,...

Co-Occurring and Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse Related To Mental Health

According to Angela Kimball, CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans experience mental illness. When the illness is combined with the recreational use of illegal drugs, addiction occurs easily and quickly. Many people living with drug addiction began using drugs young as a form...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year, more than 10 million Americans experience abuse at the ends of a domestic partner at an average of 20 people per minute. Domestic violence and abuse occurs across all demographics in all relationship configurations; however, women are more likely to experience domestic violence and abuse than men.  One...

8 Years, 4 Months, 29 Days

The following account of addiction and recovery was shared with us as part of our initiative to help people share their stories. If you would like to use your voice to help others, contact us at editors@harborvillageflorida.com. I was standing outside of a liquor store just before 10 am. It...

National Recovery Month: 3 Ways to Challenge Substance Abuse Stigmas

Addiction is complex, scary and difficult to overcome. Whether you have personal experience with addiction, or someone you love is living with the disease, stigmas and stereotypes surrounding substance abuse only make recovery that much more challenging. This September, during National Recovery Month, here are three ways you can challenge...

Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide Prevention Week is dedicated to ending the silence and shame surrounding suicide loss and preventing future tragedies. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet is one of the few which is 100 percent preventable. Connection, compassion, and empathy can help to bridge the...

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month

When a mother-to-be drinks, her baby drinks.  Alcohol in the mother’s blood is passed directly to the fetus through the umbilical cord.  At present, physicians cannot determine the precise moment when a specific biological system such as the nervous system is most affected by alcohol consumption.  That’s why the medical...

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