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What to Do if Your Loved One Won’t Get Help for Their Addiction

The only thing more difficult than seeing a loved one struggle with drugs or alcohol is having a loved one decline help for their addiction. This disease does not discriminate. It affects brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and everyone in-between. A common theme among addicts is defiance toward help — the very help that can save their lives. So, how do we take care of a loved one whose disease prevents us from helping them?

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What Better Time Than Now? Why It’s a Good Time to Go to Rehab

Are you currently struggling with alcohol or substance use? While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on many aspects of life, it doesn’t have to keep you from going away to treatment and receiving the support you need. When it comes to reaching out for help, it is normal to be on the fence and wonder, “Is this the right time?” All the craziness and uncertainty going on in the world right now may lead you to believe that waiting for normalcy to return is best. In reality, there is no better time than now to take control of your life.

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Detox vs. Rehab? Which is Right for You?

Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on addressing the physical effects that addiction has had on the body, rehab focuses more on the psychological effects.

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Wellness

Sleep Hygiene: The Key to Better Sleep

While everyone sleeps, not everyone does it well. So, how can you get better sleep? We have some tips on how to do that.
Wellness

Expanding Your Horizons from the Comfort of Your Home

Looking to expand your horizons from the comfort of your home? Check out the 5 ways we recommend you do so.
Recovery

Authentically Sober

How can you become the best version of yourself in sobriety? We spoke to recovery coach Nancy Sanchez on becoming the most authentic version of yourself.
Alcohol

The Queen’s Gambit: Just How Accurately does the Hit Netflix Show Depict Addiction?

Have you watched The Queen’s Gambit? We asked people our recovery community what they thought of the show and this is what they had to say.
Recovery

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for People in Recovery

Not sure what gift to get someone in recovery? We asked people in recovery what the perfect present would be and compiled their answers into this handy recovery gift guide.
Mental Health

How to Manage Holiday Stress

Are the holidays stressing you out? You are not the only one. From gift-giving to meal prep and everything in between, feeling overwhelmed is natural. However, this does not have to keep you from enjoying yourself. Check out these tips on how you can worry less and enjoy more during the holidays: Determine your comfort […]
Recovery

Be the Kindness the World Needs

This time of year, we tend to get so wrapped up in finding the perfect gift or hosting the most extravagant celebration that we often forget what’s truly important. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to not take anything for granted – whether that is quality time with loved ones or even little […]
Mental Health

Pro Athletes and Mental Health: How Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan and Other Athletes Are Shattering the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Professional athletes are using their platform to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health. Check out the impact that these athletes are making despite the challenges that this year has brought us.
Recovery

Balancing Work and Your Recovery

Stressed about creating a healthy work-life balance in early recovery? Licensed clinician Zia Onorato shares her tips to help put your fears at bay.
Mental Health

Are the Elections Causing You Anxiety? Here Are 4 Tips to Help You Stay Calm

Nearly 70 percent of adults claim that the upcoming elections are a major source of stress and anxiety. If you are one of them, try these four tips to help you stay calm during these uncertain times.
Mental Health

Doomscrolling: Are You Obsessed With Bad News?

Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media? If so, you may be doomscrolling. Find out how it can affect your mental health and what you can do to stop the cycle of doom, gloom, and anxiety.
Recovery

How to Establish a Support Network

Building community support has never been more important than now. Licensed clinician Jana Wu shares her tips for developing a strong support network.