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Carmen Pineiro, LMHC

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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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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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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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