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Posts filed under: Healthy Living

A Recovery Coach’s Guide To Navigating Substance Abuse During The Holidays

The holiday season is a special time. However you celebrate, it’s a time of year synonymous with joy and memories with family and friends. And it can also be a difficult time for some people: particularly those who are in recovery. Gatherings and events with alcohol can be a new experience for people who are...... Read More

We Can’t Compare Recoveries from Addiction

Years ago, my sponsor gave me some incredibly valuable advice. At the time, I was waiting tables at an exclusive restaurant in South Florida. I was regularly interacting with people who were fabulously wealthy, and I used to joke that every shift I would meet at least one person whose watch was worth more than...... Read More

The Broad Spectrum of Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Drug addiction and alcoholism is a complex disease. It is characterized by intense, uncontrollable, craving, and obsessive drug-seeking even in the face of disturbing consequences. Worst of all, no one is immune to it. Traditionally, the path to addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs, but over time, the individual’s ability to choose...... Read More

5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling With a Mental Health Condition

Research shows that approximately 1 in 5 adults suffers from a mental health condition, and only 44% of those individuals seek some form of treatment.¹ With this being the case, there is a great chance you know someone who is currently struggling with a mental health condition of some kind. Taking the time to acknowledge...... Read More

Words and Meaning: The Power of Writing for Caregivers

Caregiving can be a challenging job. Whether you are a caregiver for a loved one, or it is your profession, it can at times be overwhelming when someone needs assistance with getting through daily tasks. Caregivers also have to be attuned to carefully watching their clients or family members for any signs of a serious medical...... Read More

5 Ways to Relieve Stress for Students

Stress can hit anyone at any time. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can be a good motivator but too much stress is toxic for anyone, including students. As the midway point of the school semester nears, many students may be in need of some quality self-care time to help them manage the stress of...... Read More