self care

How Can I Love Myself Again?

Substance use can damage us in ways we never anticipated. On the surface, there are behaviors we exhibit and the mistakes we make cost us our finances, jobs, and relationships. We feel the changes in our bodies and our minds. The most significant damage, however,...

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The Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

There is a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. Or why parents of young babies constantly look like zombies. Sleep is crucial to our health, both mental and physical. Try to imagine, then, after using substances for however long, how...

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Back to School

Getting Healthy For Back-To-School

There is something about this time of year that inspires us to get back on track. It’s like a second New Year. Summer is coming to a close, the weather and leaves are changing, people are doing their back-to-school shopping, and life takes on a...

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Building Self Esteem and Recovery

Building Self-Esteem

When you are suffering with low-self-esteem you need to identify the root cause of your low self-esteem. Could it be?  loneliness bullying poor academic performance neglect or abuse being unemployed or is there something much deeper going on. Having healthy self-esteem is all about how you value yourself and how valuable you think...

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Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS are feelings that people have...

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