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Group Therapy and Your Healing Cup of Tea

October 19, 2021
Written by Morgan D. Love, MSW, Clinical Therapist at CAST Centers Researchers report a rampant increase in rates of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and tra…

HIV and Sobriety

September 13, 2021
Written by Mike Rizzo, LMFT When I was asked to write this article on HIV and sobriety I initially said yes and as I began to research the article it gave me…

The NEXT STEP Program: A Level Up for Coaching and Aftercare

August 26, 2021
Written by Patrick O’Neil, RADT, MFA, Manager NEXT STEP Program Are you at a point in your life where you don’t know what to do next? Or maybe you do, …

Recovery For “High Functioning” Addicts and Alcoholics

July 22, 2021
by Patrick O’Neil, Program Manager- Next Step, RADT, MFA Addiction and alcoholism are non-discriminating and affect people from all walks of life regar…

The Six Most Common Types of Depression

July 9, 2021
By Jackie O’Brien, CADC III Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), dep…

PHP vs IOP: What level of care is right for me?

April 26, 2021
By Blake Song M.A. When I first started working in mental healthcare, I was honestly so confused at some of the terminology used around the clinic. PHP and I…

Coming Back From A Relapse

January 15, 2021
Sobriety is rarely a linear progression. There will be ups, and downs, setbacks, achievements, and yes, there will even be relapses. Yet many people in recov…

Intervention: Help That Works

October 29, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil Do you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol and have tried to help them get sober, but to no avail? You ar…

Seasonal Depression

October 26, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil As the last rays of summer fade, the days start getting shorter. The end of September ushers in the autumn months, and many people experien…

Being of Service

October 15, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil One of the cornerstones of recovery is being of service to other addicts and alcoholics. Support groups such as AA make it a point to inclu…

Emotional Sobriety

October 9, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil When someone is working toward getting sober their main focus is maintaining a program of recovery and staying sober. But after years of us…

Deciphering The Disinformation about Addiction Treatment

September 24, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil “Research has long shown that the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs is the single most serious health problem in the United Stat…

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