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Choosing Love No Matter What Happens

“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.  But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; […]

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Is Vaping a Safe Alternative to Smoking?

Cigarette smoking has decreased in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged ≥18 years) declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016.” Further information on adolescents’ tobacco use from the CDC states that “[d]uring 2019-2020, current use of any tobacco product, […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to Give up the Struggle

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” -Herman Hesse, poet, novelist, and painter What makes a person strong? Often, we mark our strengths by accomplishments and achievements. We might think of an obstacle to overcome or a battle to win. We prove to others that we have […]