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The Benefits of working with a Recovery Coach

A Greater Boston news report discusses how Recovery Coaching is a valuable tool to combat the Opioid Epidemic, and other benefits of working with a Recovery Coach. The news report goes over the significant drop of emergency room visits due to drug related incidents, as well as a drop of client’s new legal entanglements, higher…
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Turn Your Life Around – Where to start?

 As a self destructive alcoholic and a hard core drug addict who was able to turn his life around and make positive changes, people often ask me about how I am doing it, and what is the easiest way to get there. The answer to those questions can be a simple word like “change“, however,…
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Steps to finding a Sober Living Home that is right for you

Here are some things to look out for when looking for a sober living home: Does the Sober Living Home offer Recovery Support Services? Some examples of these services include a Back to Work Program, Peer to Peer support Specialists, Recovery Coaching, Lifeskills Development program, Etc.. Is there any Structure?  Are there rules in place? Do the…
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How To Find Friends and Adventures Abroad, 12-Step Style

How many people do you know, outside of program, that can hop on a plane and go to Thailand, Malaysia, or Vietnam and have an instant network of friends when they land Traveling sober can be a scary proposition for someone in drug and alcohol recovery, particularly for those of us who stay sober with…
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The State of Virginia enlists recovering addicts to help fight drug crisis

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is enlisting recovering addicts in its battle against the opioid epidemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that more than 1,000 peer recovery specialists have been trained by the state’s Office of Recovery Services. They’re beginning to work in opioid treatment centers, emergency rooms and recovery centers. Experts say recovering addicts can…
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The Recovery Capital Program Overview

Recovery capital is characterized as the inner and outer assets that a person has to allow him/her to nurture their recovery. There are three main groupings of recovery capital that a person in recovery can possess and they include: personal recovery capital, family/social recovery capital, and community recovery capital. When we talk about personal recovery…
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Recovery Capital And My Personal Experience

The Importance of Building Recovery Capital Several people who have traveled the road to recovery, have been exposed to the concept of “personal inventory”. At times, the personal inventory refers to past indiscretions, liabilities, internal and external assets that may or not exist, that will have a direct effect on our recovery. Those internal and…
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The opioid crisis has made its way to Art Basel this year

The opioid crisis has made its way to Art Basel. If you attend the SCOPE International Art Show, don’t be surprised to see samples of an unusual nature being given out. No, you won’t be getting free drugs — just the opposite. Around the exhibition called “unaffiliate.us,” featuring drug addiction-inspired works by contemporary NYC artist Tom…
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What the AIDS Epidemic Can Teach Us About the Opioid Crisis

“The correlation is that outsiders blame the person for the illness—they say you got this because you did something bad.” A man walks into a pharmacy. His face is wan; his skin clammy. He is thin—too thin, and the other customers notice, though they pretend not to. His deep-set eyes are lined by thick, bruisey…
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BioSound: An Alternative Natural Mental Health Option

Life can seem very difficult as we face day to day challenges. People are being diagnosed with mental health conditions more and more frequentlely, and are becoming more concerned with every aspect of their well being. Several people rely on medications, but there is a large group of them who are seeking alternative treatment options.…
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