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Are you considering whether you or a loved one needs treatment? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the dizzying and confusing medical terms associated with going to rehab? When locating the best rehab treatment, it’s reasonable to have many questions or concerns. After all, treatment for addiction may be an emotional, physical, and financial consequence....
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I have recently been doing a bit of reading about something called liminal space, or liminality. Liminality isn’t as spooky as it sounds. It is essentially a kind of threshold period—that sense of no longer belonging to the old and not quite yet belonging to the new. This is the season where life has moved...
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Molly Peterson (name has been changed) is still the same girl she was sixteen months ago. She’s smart, funny, sarcastic, and, as she puts it, “a little crazy.” But after spending most of her young life high on drugs and alcohol, for the first time in fourteen years, she’s sober. It all started when her two-year-old...
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Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ Community –25 % of the LGBTQ population abuse alcohol, while only 5-10% of the heterosexual population abuse alcohol. –73% of lesbians have used alcohol in the last 30 days and 81% have used alcohol in the last year. –80% of gay men have used alcohol in the last 30 days...
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Depression is a terrible illness that not only affects your mood, but lifestyle as well. It can make you feel sad, less hungry, and very lethargic. In the United States alone, over 17 million people often fight with depressive problems. While it can be very difficult to overcome, it’s possible to do so. Even when...
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As we start the New Year, I thought it would be a good time to address some of the things that active addiction steals from your life. Addiction is a thief of many things, and it is a horrible, ugly place to be. I know, because I have been there. It’s a place filled with darkness, hopelessness, and...
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Why do thoughts and acts of self care fill many of us with guilt and shame? Why may we struggle with self care and how can we improve things for our self? The term and concept of self care is common and popular. Yet, caring for ourselves also means putting ourselves first. That can be...
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I went through a pretty tough time recently. When I say tough, I mean I would wake up and my first thought was, Can this day just be over already? Maybe that sounds like a relatable feeling that you experience on Monday morning after a long weekend, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I...
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In today’s fast-paced world, it can be more difficult than ever to remain connected with our spiritual sides. In fact, the struggle is so real that multimillionaire entrepreneurs often end up going to spiritual retreats, where they can turn off their devices and get back in touch with nature and their spiritual selves. The problem...
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