December 22, 2020

Celebrating the Winter Holidays Safely in Recovery

Navigating holidays like Christmas depends upon keeping your stress in check. You don’t want to find yourself in situations that make you want to drink or use. 2020 has been an all-around stressful year; many of you have had to contend with unwanted feelings and emotions. Hopefully, you have...

September 18, 2020

Substance Use Disorder and COVID-19

Many people who begin journeys of recovery also contend with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. What's more, many individuals working programs also have physical health problems linked to years of alcohol or substance misuse. While it's still possible to achieve lasting recovery, such individuals...

September 4, 2020

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020

Summer is coming to an end, and life is still far different than it used to be in many parts of the country. While we've made gains concerning COVID-19, the number of new cases and deaths continues to rise. What's more, many Americans are struggling with trauma, mental illness...

July 29, 2020

Compassion Fatigue | The Negative Cost of Caring

About Compassion FatigueCompassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion leading to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others, often described as the negative cost of caring. It is sometimes referred to as secondary traumatic stress (STS). According to the Professional Quality of...

June 30, 2020

Mental Health Disorders Amid a Pandemic

Physical and mental health are interconnected; both require maintenance during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the lives of millions in jeopardy. On the one hand is the real risk of contracting a potentially fatal virus, on the other is the havoc wrought on the minds of...

May 29, 2020

COVID-19, Addiction, and “Deaths of Despair”

Amid a global pandemic, it can be challenging to remember that America was already facing a national addiction epidemic before COVID-19 washed ashore. Now the country is faced with two public health crises; one is two decades old, and the other just a few months. However, in a short...

May 22, 2020

A Memorial Day for Recovery and Remembrance

In a typical year, Americans would gather to pay their respects to the brave men and women who courageously made the ultimate sacrifice for our country this Sunday. Naturally, this is the most unusual year in living memory, so the thought of Memorial Day parades happening in town and...

May 7, 2020

Older Americans Month and Addiction Treatment

Older and immunocompromised Americans are at the most significant risk of contracting and succumbing to the coronavirus. Seeing as many people in addiction recovery are elderly, many of whom have compromised immune systems from misusing drugs and alcohol, older individuals in the program are at even higher risk.The COVID-19...

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