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Recovery Skill Support Group

Posted by on March 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (11)


*Learn Recovery Skills and Relapse Prevention Skills*

*Share Stories, Thoughts and Struggles*

*Group in English Monday, Wednesday and Friday*

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The Power of Addiction: Maxie's Struggle

Posted by on October 28, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Have you tripped and fallen into the rabbit hole of addiction? It can get pretty scary, rather quickly! Addiction engulfs your mind and body digging deeper regardless of the humiliating and devastating consequences. There are many theories explaining how addiction develops, but that isn't the purpose of this story. Here, we will focus on how one young ...

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Am I Addicted?

Posted by on August 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

There is no easy way to determine one is addicted.. Oftentimes warning signs are either not recognized or ignored. When dealing with addiction, we easily come up with excuses or rationalizations to explain our behavior and dig ourselves further into the hole. You tell yourself "I have it under control," and "I c...

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Sober Fourth of July

Posted by on July 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrating Fourth of July sober this year? Any ideas on how to spend this day off work surrounded by family and friends while BarBQing and enjoying the ongoing celebrations without a drink?

Fireworks and alcohol are a common theme as we celebrate our countries independence. Individuals in recovery must remain vigilant even while celebrations are going on. It is a perfect opportunity to assert your own independence by saying no to alcohol. Although challenging for those ...

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Feeling Down? Get Up & Do Something! 20 Ideas

Posted by on May 1, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

When you're feeling depressed usually nothing will improve your mood or cheer you up. You have no motivation, all you want to do is lay in bed and let you mind loose thinking how bad things are and how much worse they can get.

Will overthinking help you feel any better? Probably not. Will doing absolutely nothing help you feel any better or fix the situation? Probably not. Your mind is working overtime thinking negatively except what you CAN do to make things better. The...

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U.S. Presidents: Also Struggle with Drugs and Mental Illness

Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (1)


On February 20, as we celebrate our Commanders In Chief, we take a look at those who have lived in the White House and who have struggled with addiction to raise awareness on how addiction affects any family, regardless of socioeconomic status, age, gender or race.

According to an analysis of presidential biographies conducted by p...

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Valentine's Day in Recovery

Posted by on February 11, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

During the month of February, you are surrounded by images of red or pink hearts. Everywhere you turn you see candy hearts, chocolate boxes, cookies and cards. The day to celebrate Love, February 14, is here. Can everyone agree that there's no way to escape Valentine's Day?


So how do you celebrate Valentine's Day while in recovery? Let's use th...

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Speaking Out About Mental Health

Posted by on January 2, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

"Asking for help when you're struggling is a sign of strength. Find the strength and speak up. Using my voice has always been a part of my professional life, but that wasn’t always the case when it came to bipolar disorder. Despite the setbacks, I finally found the strength to speak up " Demi Lovato


In Florida, approximately:


- 525,000 adults and 181,000 children live with serious mental illness, bipolar disorder, severe depression or schizophreni...

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Replace Stigma with Hope - Mental Illness Awareness Week -

Posted by on October 1, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (1)

This year, Borinquen Medical center along with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and organizations nationwide calls on everyone to shine a light on mental illness and replace stigma with hope. During the week of October 2-8, BMC will raise awareness about mental illness with the hopes to reduce stigma, provide support, educate and advocate for equal care. Let's come together with compassion and help improve the lives of those 43 million adults living with a mental illness.


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STOPP-E Achievement Celebration

Posted by on September 16, 2016 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Maintaining sobriety after completing residential treatment can be challenging for most. Adjusting to a sober life and staying motivated are just two of the many challenges people face. Every day you get the opportubity to acknowledge and celebrate your success maintaining abstinence or alcohol or drug free.


On September ...

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