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How to Talk About Addiction Recovery

November 20, 2018

Addiction recovery is a very personal experience, and no two journeys are exactly the same. Everyone is impacted differently and must find what works best for them in recovery. Plus, the stigma of addiction can make it harder to know how to talk about addiction recovery. But talking about it is what can help to

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Relapse Prevention: Recognizing Early Warning Signs

November 13, 2018

Addiction recovery is a process, and it comes with a fair share of rewards and challenges along the way. Some days individuals may be feeling very positive and confident, while other days they may be having a rougher time and feel more down on themselves. These ups and downs can increase risk of relapse if

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Building Your Addiction Recovery Support System

November 6, 2018

If you have been in addiction treatment, or know someone who has, you know that substance use recovery does not happen overnight. It takes time, and often involves the help of many people who became part of your addiction recovery support system. You may work individually with a therapist, attend group sessions, learn healthy eating

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Talking to Children About Drug Prevention

October 23, 2018

Drug addiction does not discriminate; it affects people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. It is never too early to start talking to your children about the dangers of drug use and how they can make healthier choices in their life. October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week and an excellent time

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Tackling Cravings in Addiction Recovery

October 16, 2018

Addiction recovery is a process; it does not happen overnight. It takes time for the body and brain to heal and for individuals to adapt to lifestyle changes. Through treatment for addiction recovery, women and men can build the strategies and routines they need for a substance-free lifestyle, but they may still experience challenges such

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Fighting Back Against Depression

October 9, 2018

Did you know that depression is a condition that affects more than 16 million adults in America every year and that only around one-third of individuals with severe depression get the professional help and depression therapy they need for recovery? October 11 is and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and support people in recognizing

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What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

October 2, 2018

When people think of eating disorders, the two most common conditions that come to mind are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. However, these are not the only eating disorders that exist. There are actually several conditions that all fall under the umbrella of eating disorders. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is one of these conditions, and

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Breaking Down Common Myths about Eating Disorders

September 25, 2018

Although most people have heard of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, they may not understand how these disorders really work. This can increase risk of believing myths and hearsay which can keep people from getting the eating disorder treatment they need. Many people falsely believe that eating problems are about control, but it

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Rebuilding Your Health After Drug and Alcohol Addiction

September 18, 2018

Drug and alcohol addiction recovery is about more than just stopping substance use; it is about healing the mind and body as well to promote healthier routines and reduce risk of relapse. Substance use can take a toll on health – both physically and mentally – and individuals in recovery must develop healthy ways of

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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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Addiction, behavioral and mental health are issues that can affect anyone. At Crossroads, we provide a variety of evidence-based, therapeutic options for recovery. Comprehensive care and ongoing support are essential elements of recovery and we strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for healing and personal growth.