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Your Wellness and Recovery Guide While In Quarantine

Isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic can be challenging, especially for people in recovery. Although I am not in recovery I have been working in the addiction and recovery field for four years now, and because of that, I know for certain that recovery is not possible alone. Have you ever wondered why group therapy across the entire continuum of addiction… Read More
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 How Does Sexual Assault Impact a Person’s Mental Health?

Veterans who return home often struggle with the transition. Some will struggle with reconnecting to family and friends they left behind to serve. Others will struggle with mental and physical health issues. Yet more veterans may turn to substances to cope. While there are many ways veterans can struggle upon return, a percentage of those veterans experience sexual assault while… Read More
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Why the New Year is an Ideal Time to Put Recovery on Top of Your List 

At the top of the year, it seems everyone is creating lists that they want to accomplish now, two years, even five years away. They are pounding out goals and working on their fitness regimen so they can get into tip-top shape after the holidays. For people in recovery, it is usually on their list to continue working on… Read More

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone

Last Thursday I sat in my car for hours, as a flash snowstorm somehow unravelled all of Northern New Jersey’s transportation network. As I struggled to keep my car from sliding out of control, as many people reading this did, I had a chilling thought about the moment I was in: “No one can help me.” There have been very… Read More
Mindfulness is an important part of the journey to recovery, from stress, from substance abuse and more. Its mantra is to pay attention to the present moment. It is a powerful tool for those in recovery and rehab.

Mindfulness and Recovery

“Our lives unfold moment to moment,” wrote Jon Kabat-Zin, one of the first modern advocates of the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness is simple: it means closely paying attention to what is happening to you right now, in the moment, without judging yourself or reacting in any way. In a mindfulness practice, we move through stressful… Read More

Children’s Mental Health Disorders a ‘True Public Health Crisis’

It’s May 10, 2019 a single week in which we have witnessed two fatal school shootings, one in a classroom in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and one at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 outside Denver, Colorado, only minutes from Columbine High School. Events that were once unthinkable have become a regular part of our lives and… Read More