Wellness

Wellness and Relapse Prevention

Families in Recovery

Money and Its Impact on Mental Health

By Alex Dayton May 23, 2017

Year after year individuals rank money as their number one stressor and yet it’s a subject that is often avoided and given minimal attention in therapy and treatment. Individuals in therapy feel comfortable talking about a range of issues. Money is more commonly not one of them. Ask a client their annual salary and you’re […]

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Families in Recovery

How To Reconcile With Family and Friends After the Election

By Peter Lazar December 8, 2016

This election has been a divisive experience for many in this country who care about the direction in which we are headed.  In some cases, friendships and family relations have been fractured, seemingly beyond repair.  We believe that it’s never too late to make amends with those whom you love. Read the story here.

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Substance Abuse Aftercare in the Digital Age

By Andree Corroon May 2, 2016

Once a person finishes residential treatment for chemical dependency, they are often encouraged to enter an outpatient program to continue their recovery work.  This is because relapse rates after a client has left residential treatment for an addiction are astounding- one study cites almost 60%.  80% of these clients will check back in to rehab for another […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

INTERVENTION: The Foundation of Our Work

By Andree Corroon April 28, 2016

  Freedom Institute was founded in 1976 by Mona Mansell, a recovering alcoholic. Having seen the effects of her alcoholism on her own family and motivated by a desire to help others become sober, Mona formed one of the country’s first intervention programs, unique in its involvement of family members in the client’s treatment and […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Make ‘Em or Break ‘Em

By editor10022 January 22, 2016

Whether they are attainable or absurdly impossible, at some point in our life we have all made, and all broken, New Year’s resolutions. Making a resolution implies that you make a decision to change a behavior and that decision will magically make it happen. If only it were that simple! How many of us have prayed for […]

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