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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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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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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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Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol. Are You Putting Your Life In Danger?

Posted by on March 6, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you drink more if you mix alcohol and red bull? Do you feel less drunk if you combine an energy with alcohol? Does mixing alcohol with energy drinks cause you to make bad decisions? Energy drinks have been popular since the late 90's. They're known to give anyone a quick "pick me up" whenever feeling tired. But among the younger aged crowd, energy drinks are being mixed with alcohol. It appears that the combined use of energy drinks and alcohol is “a growing problem."


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Drug and Alcohol Facts

Posted by on December 5, 2015 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Drugs are substances that change the way a person’s body and mind works regardless if they are legal or illegal. Different drugs produce different effects depending if they either slow down the nervous system, increase the activity of the brain or alter perception and cause hallucinations. They fall into different categories such as depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens. People use drugs for various reasons for example, as a way to escape problems or reality, to fit in certain gr...

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