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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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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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On The Road To Recovery

Posted by on April 5, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever thought that it's impossible to stop using drugs or alcohol? Do you find that all doors are closing, and you have nowhere or no one to turn to? Thousands of individuals have had these thoughts; however, they have taken the first step to getting clean and sober. Right at this moment, they are beginning their journey to long-term recovery and these thoughts have slowly started to fade away.

 This particular month, Borinquen's STOPP-E substance abuse program would like ...

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Staying Motivated In 2016

Posted by on January 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)


According to Forbes, 24% of people give up on their new years resolutions by January 17, better known as "Dump Your Resolutions Day." It seems old behavior patterns quickly return and take over. Doesn't this happens every year?


Motivation plays a part on whether we keep or discard new years resolutions. No matter how motivated you are, there will come days where you'll slack off. It takes a lot to hang on and continue. Before you make your resolut...

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