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Supporting a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery

February 19, 2019

When someone you love is recovering from an eating disorder, it can be tough to know what to say or do. You want to help, but what does that mean? You want to be sensitive to their needs, but you also don’t want to walk on egg shells and make the relationship awkward. They’re dealing

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Why Detox Alone is Not Enough for Full Recovery

February 12, 2019

Unfortunately, there is still a common misperception that recovering from addiction is as simple as stopping drug or alcohol use. Though, as anyone who has faced a substance use disorder can tell you, there is nothing easy about that, and full recovery is more complex. Even detox alone is not enough to overcome the far-reaching

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Practicing Self-Care for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2019

Valentine’s Day has become a holiday devoted to showing others how much you care about and appreciate them. Women in particular spend a lot of their time focused on doing things for others and ensuring everyone else’s needs are met. But what about your needs? Practicing self-care can be a great way to show yourself

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Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

January 29, 2019

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

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Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

January 22, 2019

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

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Embracing the Benefits of Sobriety in the New Year

January 15, 2019

Celebrating the New Year often comes with the clinking of champagne glasses and parties that start in the evening and last well into the early morning. It should come as no surprise that people also tend to overindulge, drinking more than they should. The influence of alcohol can lead to rising tempers and disagreements, driving

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New Year’s Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery

January 8, 2019

A new year has begun, and for many people, that means setting resolutions. However, this can be a double-edged sword. While setting goals can be motivational, resolutions often tend to focus on diet and exercise, which can pose challenges, especially for those in eating disorder recovery. All of the talk of diets, fitness plans, and

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Why Treatment Over the Holidays Can Be a Smart Move

December 24, 2018

There is no denying that the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Between traveling, visiting with family and friends, attending events, preparing meals, exchanging gifts, and trying to keep up at work, it can throw off your normal routine. If holiday stress tends to get the better of you, and you find yourself

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Socializing in Recovery: Avoiding Holiday Temptation

December 18, 2018

Addiction from recovery is a journey, and it does involve lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life spent alone. Socializing in recovery is possible as long as you plan ahead and consider your options. You can still celebrate with friends and go out and enjoy yourself; it just may look a

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This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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