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  • Looking for More in Life: Recognizing the Need for Change

    Looking for More in Life: Recognizing the Need for Change

    Feelings of disappointment, dissatisfaction, and emptiness are not pleasant, but invite us to look for new sources and experiences of hope and growth. Whether it’s simply feeling down, or a challenge with addiction or another mental health issue, awareness is…

  • Overcoming Shame and Getting Unstuck

    Overcoming Shame and Getting Unstuck

    Getting unstuck and moving forward involves recognizing that there's no shame in seeking help or looking for more in life. We can find ourselves feeling "stuck" because of either tragic, negative experiences or in the midst of situations or conditions…

  • How Addiction Affects the Brain

    How Addiction Affects the Brain

    Neuroscience demonstrates how substance use disorders — addictions —  make it very difficult to be able to simply “choose” to stop because of how chemicals released through substances rewire brain function. Thankfully, recovery, and a return to a fulfilling life…

  • Navigating Diagnosis and Defining the Problem

    Navigating Diagnosis and Defining the Problem

    Understanding what may be wrong is important for addressing a problem. Talking with a trained medical professional such as a doctor or therapist can be helpful in bringing clarity, particularly if substances are involved. However, don't let the specifics of…

  • Why Getting Help Soon Matters

    Why Getting Help Soon Matters

    Whatever our challenge, getting help sooner matters. Starting our growth or recovery process now moves us closer to greater connection, health, and hope. Addressing addiction and mental health challenges earlier can prevent more severe symptoms and consequences. Continuing in our…

  • Feeling Depressed? There’s Hope

    Feeling Depressed? There’s Hope

    Depression is complex condition of the brain that affects millions of people. Recognizing its signs can be the beginning of seeking medicinal and non-medicinal forms of support that unlock greater stability, support, and healing.

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  • True Connection Matters for Recovery and Life

    True Connection Matters for Recovery and Life

    According to science, deep the experience of connection and meaningful relationships are not only a central part of long-term recovery, but of experiencing satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Connection involves feelings of being deeply known, understood and unconditionally accepted. The…

  • Everyone Needs a Counselor: Appreciating the Value of Therapy

    Everyone Needs a Counselor: Appreciating the Value of Therapy

    Counseling and therapy can be wonderful tools that help us explore how we want to experience more in life. In fact, one in four Americans have sought professional counseling. Most styles of counseling focus on re-understanding one's past or present…

  • Finding Your “Yes” and Passion in Life

    Finding Your “Yes” and Passion in Life

    Recovery is not just about saying “no” to something. It’s also about finding and experiencing a healthier, more fulfilling life. It’s hard to say “no” to something unless we have something else to say “yes” to. Research on habits indicates…

  • Relating to Family While in Recovery

    Relating to Family While in Recovery

    Family is an important source of connection - and sadly, sometimes disconnection -- in our lives. Relationships with family members can help support lasting, positive changes in our lives when that system is healthy. Therefore, recovery may need to involve…

  • Slowing Down and Taking Time to Heal

    Slowing Down and Taking Time to Heal

    Taking time to stop and seek help is crucial for recovery and the experience of greater wellness. Whether it’s a daily activity, a weekly meeting, a weekend, a month, three months, or six months, time used to pursue greater mental…

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