How To Support Someone In Early Recovery

What I meant to say was… You may be familiar with a joke that goes something like this: A young man is having dinner with his family. As serving dishes are passed around the table, the son blurts out, “You ruined my life!,” then stares down at his plate. After an awkward silence, he clears […]

How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Center in North Carolina

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You have made a big step by beginning the search for addiction treatment centers that can help you overcome substance abuse and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. As you begin the search, you will begin to realize that not all addiction treatment services are created equal. In fact, depending on your needs, some […]

Mental Health Month

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Are You Woke? This question has been on many people’s minds over the last few years. Some of us are trying to get woke, others think they already are, and some don’t want to be accused of it. Merriam-Webster defines woke as being “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues especially issues […]

Road to Recovery Program for Men

Addiction is a difficult disease to overcome—especially on your own. With the help of a team of professionals, though, it’s possible to not only stop using but also live a happy and fulfilling life. By making the decision to seek help, you’ve already begun your journey of sobriety. The next step is getting enrolled in […]

Enough Already: How to Overcome Family Fatigue

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Finding Resilience in the Recovery Process A lot of people are talking about pandemic fatigue. We’re tired of staying home, we’re tired of wearing masks, we’re tired of getting tested—but mostly, we’re tired of worrying about COVID-19 and whether or not we or someone we love will get sick. It’s been a hard couple of […]

Healthy for the Holidays

How to create recovery-friendly holiday gatherings It’s that time of year again when from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, there are no shortage of holiday celebrations, work parties, family gatherings, and countless other forms of merrymaking – many of which encourage overindulging in food and alcohol. This makes the “merriest time of year” especially challenging […]

Why Being in a Strong Community Helps Recovery

While recovering from a substance use disorder or trying to address mental health concerns, you want to know that you will always have a shoulder to lean on as you figure things out. No one wants to feel alone in the recovery process as it takes a mental and physical toll on people to try […]

The Role Gender Plays In Care Services

So many people are battling mental health and substance use disorders during what has been a very uncertain time in the world. They need outlets to channel their emotions and feel that there is hope for them to transition into a renewed life successfully. Intensive outpatient programs and similar treatment programs offer dedicated therapy sessions […]

Cultivating the Courage to Be Authentic

On Oct. 31, millions of people and old will put on their masks to be someone or something else for a few hours. Many of us look forward to this opportunity all month long. The irony is that we do our fair share of pretending the rest of the year too. The only difference is […]

Seeking Safety In Recovery

Seeking Safety in Recovery As we move through National Recovery Month, it is worthwhile to pause for a moment and consider what we mean by the word recovery. What exactly are we recovering from? What helps us to heal? Whether we are recovering from substance use, trauma, mental health challenges, the loss of a job […]