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Read Yourself to Better Mental Health

How Books and Reading Can Help Your Mental Health Early in our childhood and in school, parents and teachers praise reading for its ability to lead us on adventures around the world (and in other worlds, too). Reading offers us an escape while also fostering empathy for people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, school …

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10 Songs You For Your Meditation Playlist

Meditation is an activity that can improve your health and life in multiple ways and can be an especially effective recovery coping tool. But when you’re new to the practice, where do you begin? How do you create a zen-worthy space complete with a meditation playlist to match?  Not only can the practice of meditation …

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5 Truths About Addiction

As with many things in life, the recovery process is not the same for any two people. However, over the decades of research, there are many recurring themes and truths about addiction that have emerged. Whether you are a mother of someone living with addiction, sister, son or have enough self-awareness to admit that you …

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Heading to Treatment During the Holidays

Give Yourself the Gift of Getting Well  The holidays are here, and you’re feeling tapped out, used up and really tired of living life in a haze. What would it look like to give yourself the gift of heading to treatment during the holidays? Whether your vice is drugs or alcohol, addiction may feel particularly …

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Festive Frustration And Your Recovery

The holiday season is usually synonymous with unfiltered joy and a plethora of love and freedom to start anew. However, for those in recovery or recently sober, this time of year is generally linked with higher depression, stress and anxiety rates. How do you weigh your familial and holiday obligations while still focusing on your …

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Should You Start Addiction Treatment in December?

Thinking About Getting Help? This Holiday Season May be the Perfect Time to Start Addiction Treatment Addiction treatment isn’t typically the first thought that comes to mind when picturing the holiday season. In fact, many individuals have a difficult time when to start addiction treatment. Instead, many Americans idealize the end of the year as …

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How Long Is Rehab for Drugs and Alcohol?

For those who are gearing up for residential addiction treatment or those who are gathering information for their loved ones, there’s an important question that may surface in your research: “How long is rehab for drugs and alcohol?” The complicated answer to the question is this: each individual progresses through the stages of drug addiction …

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A Second Holiday Season Amid COVID-19

While getting through the holiday season during a normal year is hard, doing it with a mental health condition like anxiety or depression can present an even greater challenge. Complicating things for the second year in a row, COVID-19 continues to affect our mental health as individuals and communities.  The holiday season is supposed to …

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Mentally Preparing to See Family Again

Since the onset of COVID-19, the world has changed—we’re far from the old “normal”—and after these years apart, mentally preparing to see family again will also look different. It is important to acknowledge this and recognize that people, perspectives and everyday life will not look the same.  As lockdowns have eased and everyday life has …

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