How to Find Your Flow in Recovery

Find Your Flow in Recovery

There is so much talk about what needs to be done daily to maintain our recovery—talk to your sober supports, go to recovery meetings, help someone else in need. Recovery is also about our mental wellness and wholeness as human beings. Sometimes we need to get creative with our recovery. We can switch up our…

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Moving Beyond Guilt

Moving Beyond Guilt

It was St Patrick’s’ Day and what we thought would be just another day turned out to be a day we would celebrate in our family’s history for generations to come.My family’s heritage stems from the Irish and Scottish coasts. The Scotch-Irish culture was home to my family until they migrated to Boston, Massachusetts, and…

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Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High

Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High

When the makers of OxyContin reformulated the drug to minimize abuse in 2010, the sudden unattractiveness of one of the most widely abused painkillers prompted a dramatic surge in heroin abuse. Onlookers expected OxyContin to lose its huge following, but few expected such a widespread shift to heroin. Yet studies show that’s exactly what happened.From…

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Let Go of Shame

Let Go of Shame

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”  ~ Brené Brown Do you feel shame because of your addiction? The thing is, there is plenty of shame to go around when it comes to addiction. Family members, especially parents, feel it as well. I felt anxious…

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Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and one of the fastest growing groups of abusers are teenagers. But, what most parents do not understand is how quickly teens turn to heroin when their supply of prescription medication runs out.Here, we’ll review the basics of this turnover, and offer some safety tips for your home…

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