Recovery

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to the education and awareness of liver cancer, as well as ways to prevent it. This year, nearly 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with liver cancer and roughly 29,000 will die from the disease. Education on this prevalent and deadly disease is essential to proactively fight against …

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Addiction Recovery Stages

Though no two people’s recovery experience is the exact same, there are generally five stages of recovery beginning with the acknowledgement of addiction and ending in an active recovery and aftercare maintenance. Awareness and Acknowledgment The first essential step towards recovery is the awareness and acknowledgment of addiction. Without the acknowledgement that there is a …

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National Recovery Month

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month, aimed to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions, including recovery from substance abuse disorders. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices of Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities,” in hopes of bringing people together to share real-life experiences of recovery from …

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Benefits of Pet Therapy

Many pet owners brag their beloved pets greatly increase their quality of life, providing constant companionship and love. Though not every aspect of pet ownership is glamorous, pets offer a unique sort of company, not even human relationships can replicate. Even more obvious are the benefits of pet therapy within the context of rehabilitation and …

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Purposeful Parenting

With the mid-point of summer break approaching, parents may become anxious for the school routine to begin again. Though summer break requires more intentionality and planning throughout the day, this season is a great time to reconnect with your kids, building strong, positive, and healthy relationships with them. Because quality time is ample, you have …

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To Family and Friends: Learn to Love Without Enabling

For the family and friends of an addict, it is often difficult to distinguish between loving and caring for your loved one versus enabling their harmful behavior. It is safe to say no one wishes to encourage their loved one’s destructive addiction, however choosing recovery and wholeness sometimes demands tough love. Loving your family member …

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Summer Substance Abuse

Students’ long wait for summer is over as both temperatures and free time are on the rise. However, with the influx of free time also comes the increased temptation to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Studies show teens are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol in the months of June and July. A …

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