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Marisa Dellarmo


Harbor Village provides comprehensive addiction treatment in Miami.

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Marijuana

Though still illegal in many states, marijuana use has become widely socially accepted and almost expected, especially among younger crowds. Today, smoking weed is treated much like social drinking, with many believing it’s actually a safer alternative to alcohol use. These misconceptions are dangerous: not only does marijuana use impair...

Lessons in Recovery: Harbor Village’s 2nd Annual Recovery eBook

It’s 2017 and speaking openly and candidly about the realities of addiction and addiction recovery is still considered taboo. We still promote old stereotypes and stigmas of what addiction is and the type of people affected by it. We still ridicule and shame people living with substance abuse disorders, passing...

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

The current substance abuse crisis affecting the United States is impossible to ignore. It has made orphans of children, stolen brothers and sisters, and lead to parents having to bury their children. The substance abuse epidemic claims thousands every day and yet society still carries stigmas that suggest those who...

Planning Your Sober Vacation

If you have children or preparing to return to school yourself, you know that we’re in the final countdown before summer is over. If you feel like this summer just got away from you, don’t worry: you still have a few weeks left to take advantage of the warmth and...

‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Reveals Shocking Overdose Details in New Book

Sigh. Life hasn’t been easy for young mother and star of MTV’s Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans. She was introduced to the world as a young teen mother-to-be on the controversial show 16 & Pregnant, where viewers watched her already troubled relationship with her son’s father, Andrew Lewis, go up...

#WomanCrushWednesday! 5 Badass Women in Recovery!

Ladies, every Wednesday our social media feeds get flooded with women being celebrated for their beauty, talents, capacity to love, and other achievements. #WomanCrushWednesdays are dedicated to mothers, wives, girlfriends, and admired celebrities all the time, but rarely is that spotlight given to women who are admired for their commitment...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

5 Things to Say to Your Loved One in Recovery

Being there to support your loved one as they overcoming substance abuse and addiction is vital to their ongoing success in long-term recovery. Rather they say so or not, your support and encouragement means the world. As a supporter, you can help your loved one stay dedicated to their new...

5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

There’s a lot of misconceptions and hearsay when it comes to addiction recovery. Knowing what lies ahead helps to quell your concerns and allow you to focus on the journey ahead, instead. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, so recognizing that the path will sometimes get bumpy is important....

What Nelsan Ellis’ Alcohol Withdrawal Death Should Teach You

On July 8th, 2017, the world lost a beautiful spirit and phenomenal actor when Nelsan Ellis passed away due to heart failure at only 39 years old. The actor is best remembered by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit show “True Blood” which ran from 2008 to 2014....

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