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Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

January 29, 2019

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

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Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

January 22, 2019

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

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Embracing the Benefits of Sobriety in the New Year

January 15, 2019

Celebrating the New Year often comes with the clinking of champagne glasses and parties that start in the evening and last well into the early morning. It should come as no surprise that people also tend to overindulge, drinking more than they should. The influence of alcohol can lead to rising tempers and disagreements, driving

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New Year’s Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery

January 8, 2019

A new year has begun, and for many people, that means setting resolutions. However, this can be a double-edged sword. While setting goals can be motivational, resolutions often tend to focus on diet and exercise, which can pose challenges, especially for those in eating disorder recovery. All of the talk of diets, fitness plans, and

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Why Treatment Over the Holidays Can Be a Smart Move

December 24, 2018

There is no denying that the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Between traveling, visiting with family and friends, attending events, preparing meals, exchanging gifts, and trying to keep up at work, it can throw off your normal routine. If holiday stress tends to get the better of you, and you find yourself

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Socializing in Recovery: Avoiding Holiday Temptation

December 18, 2018

Addiction from recovery is a journey, and it does involve lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life spent alone. Socializing in recovery is possible as long as you plan ahead and consider your options. You can still celebrate with friends and go out and enjoy yourself; it just may look a

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Managing Eating Disorders During Holidays

December 11, 2018

One part of the holidays that many people look forward to is all of the food. The meats, the sides, and a plethora of seasonal desserts. The options can be overwhelming and it can be easy to overindulge. But for those trying to manage eating disorders during holidays, it can be incredibly stressful, and get

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Common Holiday Stressors in Recovery

December 4, 2018

The holiday season is right around the corner, and many people are excited by the music, decorations, events, meals, and gatherings that take place. It’s a time to see family and friends and relax. On the flip side, these same activities can be common holiday stressors for many people. The heightened expectations and activity can

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Staying Sober During the Holidays While in Recovery

November 27, 2018

As the year winds down, the holidays ramp up. From Halloween through New Year’s, this is often a busy time for many people and filled with events, parties, and other activities. Major social events often involve drinking, and this can make it difficult for those who completed alcohol addiction treatment to stay focused on their

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“My experience was life-changing. I learned to accept my alcoholism as a disease and something that I cannot change. I learned to not feel shame and to have self-compassion. I also learned coping skills to help fight off the cravings and triggers. I am using these every day now.”

— DG - Back Cove experience

– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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