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Boxing Recovery
January 12, 2022

The Benefits of Boxing During Substance Addiction Recovery

Life can box you into a corner; however, don’t let being in the corner keep you from maintaining your determination to meet or exceed your goals. The truth is, you…

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January 8, 2022

Taking the Sixth Step in Recovery

A 12-Step program is often a part of the healing process of a substance use disorder (SUD). For example, Step 6 in some programs asks a person to admit they…

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January 8, 2022

Substance Recovery Is Essential to Your Health

Substance addiction recovery is a lifelong commitment. Like any long-term commitment, working to maintain sobriety comes with challenges and successes. An essential part of enduring all aspects of life is…

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January 4, 2022

Why Movement Fights off a Substance Use Disorder

Physical activity is essential for overall health. Even if it’s just a few minutes each day, staying active can decrease the likelihood of experiencing mental health disorders like depression or…

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January 4, 2022

How to Start Over in Recovery

A new year brings new beginnings. The prospect of a fresh start can excite a person leading them to find and receive the help they need to achieve their goal….

Sober Lifestyle in High Profile Jobs Addiction
January 1, 2022

Finding the Sober Lifestyle in High Profile Jobs

High-profile, high-stress jobs come with challenges. Many jobs are stressful, leaving people trying to find ways to decompress after a day of work. The socially accepted customs of happy hour…

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January 1, 2022

Substance Addiction Treatment and the Eight Intelligences

Intellectual functioning and IQ tests compare people’s performance with others in their age group who take the same test. However, IQ tests don’t allow for diverse types of intelligence. Without…

Mental Health
December 11, 2021

How to Rethink Resolutions and Goals

The time after the holidays holds untapped potential. Somewhere though, the resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve can fall away from your daily routine, so don’t give up on…

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December 9, 2021

Finding Joy in the Holidays

The holidays are a mixture of nostalgia, anticipation, and stress. Like last year, many are still coping with the uncertainty of Coronavirus (COVID-19); however, due to the pandemic and the…

christmas ornaments Mental Health
December 7, 2021

How to Find Wellness During the Holidays

The dizzying obligations and responsibilities during the holidays can usher in uninvited guests: depression and stress. The list of expectations on many includes cooking, baking, shopping, hosting festivities, cleaning, or…

doctor with protective suit looking outside Mental Health
December 5, 2021

How COVID-19 Exposed Discrepancies in Health Services

The highs and lows of mental health affect everyone. No one is left untouched, from the person going through a mental health crisis to their friends, family, or co-workers. California…

man wearing black knit hat Addiction
December 3, 2021

How to Discuss A Substance Use Disorder in December

December is a time of celebration. Holiday gatherings are festive and often include substances that can impair a person’s ability to drive safely or make responsible decisions. During December, it…

Treatment
December 2, 2021

Winter Solstice And Holiday Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

A chill in the air, shorter daylight hours, and time spent with family are all staples of the winter season. As you watch leaves fall from trees, unpack sweaters, and…

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December 1, 2021

Healthy and Sober: New Year’s Lifestyle Changes

New Year’s Eve holds promise for a healthier new year. The path to health starts with a commitment to improving your well-being through consistency and patience. Then, you can join…

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December 1, 2021

How To Spot Substance Recovery Sabotage

Sabotage is a word with connected emotions. Typically, the first thing a person thinks of when they hear this word is self-sabotage. Often your worst enemy is yourself; however, while…

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November 25, 2021

Staying Safe and Sober While Traveling During the Holidays

Traveling during the holidays is a time-worn tradition for some. However, whether you visit friends or family via train, plane, or automobile, navigating the crowds is a challenge. 2021 Post-ish…

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November 22, 2021

The 12 Part Guide to Holiday Sobriety

Do you dread the holidays? You aren’t alone if you said yes. However, instead of going into the holiday season with a deep sense of dread, you can turn the…

airplane silhouette on air during sunset Mental Health
November 17, 2021

How to Address Flight Attendant Burnout: Healthy Alternatives to Substances

The pandemic delayed travel plans for most people. As restrictions began to decrease, flight attendants witnessed an increase in passenger violence. The result of this aggression is a decline in…

family conversation during holiday Addiction
November 14, 2021

How to Find Sobriety During the Holidays

Sobriety during the holidays can be challenging for anyone. Whether a person is in recovery for years or new to it, the holidays will likely fuel both positive and negative…

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November 11, 2021

How to Maintain Sobriety in the Month of November

Thanksgiving may kick off the holiday season, but November is much more than a special Thursday at the end of the month. Clients with substance use disorders (SUD) can benefit…

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November 8, 2021

Sober Parenting Through the Holidays

Parenting is hard. Whether your client is a stay-at-home parent or one who works, parenting is a full-time job that leads to emotional instability and burnout. The unspoken part of…

american flag Recovery
November 3, 2021

Reasons for Substance Use in Veterans: How You Can Help

Veterans devoted their lives to protecting America. Now, it’s our turn to help those who helped us. Sixty-seven years ago, Congress passed legislation designating November 11th as Veterans Day. However,…

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October 31, 2021

A Guide to Sober Holiday Parties

Once the fun of Halloween ends, you wake up to find yourself in the height of the holiday season. November begins an intense eight weeks of holiday expectations, social gatherings,…

COVID-19 Addiction
October 22, 2021

COVID-19 Affects California’s Substance Addiction Rates

Substance addiction and mental health care have been affected by COVID-19. Unfortunately, the longer the pandemic continues, the higher the rates of mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) continue…

Substance Use Addiction
October 20, 2021

Finding a New Life: Substance Use and How to Redefine Yourself

When people decide they want to redefine themselves, they must be willing to leave the past behind. The most accurate sense of redefinition–the transformation from one state to another–must be…

Substance Use Disorder Addiction
October 18, 2021

The Connection Between Racial Discrimination and Substance Use Disorder

The effects of racial discrimination are a mental health and substance use crisis. The toll racial discrimination takes on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) is immense. Racism decreases BIPOC’s…

Substance Addiction Uncategorized
October 15, 2021

Substance Addiction: Learning to Give Up Control

Control gives off the illusion of having a life that’s perfectly put together. Some use control to hide what is going on in their lives. For example, a person with…

Side Hustle Mental Health
October 13, 2021

Demystifying the Glamour of the Side Hustle

Taking on a second job and calling it a side hustle has become a popular trend. People take on second jobs for two main reasons: to earn more money or…

Mental Health
October 11, 2021

Difference Between Self-respect, Selflessness, and Selfishness

Acts of selfishness, selflessness, and self-respect fill our world. Those who place their needs above others are selfish, while those who put others above themselves are selfless. Often, the most…

Comfort Mental Health
October 8, 2021

Discovering Comfort in Routine

Routines or daily habits create comfort. There is a sense of certainty when you know what and when you will perform a daily ritual. These habits are more than activities…

Minimalism Addiction
October 6, 2021

Why Minimalism In Sobriety Works

Minimalism as a philosophical lifestyle is attainable. Wants and needs drive the desire to obtain status, acceptance, and happiness. One of the main culprits of creating the feeling of wanting…

Mental Health
September 25, 2021

Learn to Embrace Your Personality

Your personality is unique to who you are and what you choose in life. Instead of listening to others’ thoughts on what you need to change, learn to embrace who…

Mental Health
September 20, 2021

Breaking Down the Myths of Being Lazy

The time to end the stigma of being lazy is now. Laziness is not a counterproductive behavior, and people should not feel discouraged or shamed if they choose active rest….

Recovery
September 17, 2021

Decision Making: The Path to Recovery

Choices always predetermine the outcome. You have free will to make a decision, but your choices dictate the path you take in recovery. Choices are the steps taken to reach…

Mental Health
September 14, 2021

How to Flip the Script on Anger

Anger is a natural response to situations. For example, in the heat of a stressful or hurtful moment, we can use our anger to endure what we are experiencing. However,…

Addiction
September 9, 2021

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome and Marijuana Laws

The increase in legal access to marijuana in the U.S. poses a greater risk of health hazards. Whether a state has decriminalized, limited use or possession to medical, or expanded…

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