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What Happens When a Child Returns From Treatment

When a child returns home from a stay at a treatment facility, parents might wonder what happens next. Recovery from addiction and other mental health disorders is not just a one and done event. Treatment can stabilize a person and teach new coping skills. However, the real work begins when returning home. Parents can help […]

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Emerging Breakthrough of Positive Psychology on Recovery

“The aim of positive psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.”  -Martin Seligman, American psychologist, educator, and self-help author Principles of positive psychology and other strengths-based treatment philosophies are driving approaches in recovery from addiction […]

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The Valuable Wisdom of the Lived Experience

“The years teach much which the days never know.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer, and philosopher “Lived experience” can provide valuable lessons to those in early recovery. Alumni and families of kids who have gone through treatment can continue to impart their wisdom upon those new to recovery. When we are in the thick of […]

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How Do I Ask for Help When I’m Feeling Overwhelmed?

When we feel overwhelmed, reaching out for help can be challenging. Sometimes, we do not want to admit that things are problematic and becoming complicated. Other times, we might not know where to turn for help. Finding support when dealing with problems at home might make us feel alienated. We might feel as though no […]

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Make Decisions on Love Not Fear

We often make important decisions to prepare for worst-case scenarios or avoid the things we do not want. While considering all sides of the decisions we make is vital to critical thinking, does preparing for the worst prepare us for success or hold us back? Are we letting our worries talk us out of the […]