Recovery is Possible – Amanda Rexrode

November 6, 2023

My name is Amanda Rexrode and I am a person in long-term recovery. I was in active addiction for seven years, I started my journey in recovery on April 13 th, 2019. I’m originally a Nicholas County native. Although growing up in a small rural area, I had a wonderful upbringing. I…

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From Silence to Strength: October and Domestic Abuse Awareness

November 6, 2023

For survivors, the journey toward healing is often arduous, requiring a robust support network and access to resources. Domestic Abuse Awareness Month plays a pivotal role in fostering this network and ensuring survivors can embark on their path to recovery. One of the most significant challenges in addressing domestic abuse…

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National Recovery Month: Fostering Healing and Hope in September

September 27, 2023

As the vibrant colors of summer begin to fade and the autumn breeze ushers in a new season, September carries a deeper significance in the United States—it is National Recovery Month. This annual observance serves as a beacon of hope and healing for those recovering from substance use disorders and…

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Empowering Conversations: Navigating Substance Abuse with Your College-Bound Teenager

August 8, 2023

As parents, one of our greatest concerns is ensuring the well-being of our teenagers, especially as they transition into young adulthood and prepare to embark on new journeys, such as heading off to college. With the newfound independence and exposure to new experiences that college brings, it becomes even more…

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Identifying High-Risk Situations and Navigating Cravings

July 20, 2023

Recovery from substance abuse disorder involves navigating through various challenges, including high-risk situations that can trigger cravings. Identifying these situations and developing effective strategies to manage cravings is essential for maintaining sobriety and achieving long-term success. In this blog, we will explore the importance of identifying high-risk situations, common triggers…

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Breaking the Stigma: The Intersection of Pride and Mental Health

May 31, 2023

The LGBTQ+ community has long faced challenges and discrimination that have significant impacts on their mental health. Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other identities within this community face higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues than their heterosexual peers. Unfortunately,…

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Mind and Matter: The Connection Between Substance Abuse Disorder and Mental Health

May 15, 2023

The connection between substance abuse disorder and mental health is complex and often interdependent. While substance abuse can lead to mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, those with pre-existing mental health conditions may turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. Substance abuse disorder can cause or exacerbate…

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Breaking the Stigma: Why Mental Health Matters in May and Every Month

April 28, 2023

May is Mental Health Month, a time to shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health and break down the stigma that still surrounds it. The observance started in the United States in 1949 and has since grown into a global movement, with countries around the world recognizing May…

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The Rise of the Sober-Curious Movement: Exploring a New Alcohol Culture

April 11, 2023

Alcohol has been a staple in social gatherings and events for centuries. However, in recent years, a shift in alcohol culture has emerged, with more and more people opting out of drinking altogether. This shift is partly due to the increasing awareness of the negative effects of alcohol on our…

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Beyond the Uniform: Navigating Mental Health as a Veteran

February 21, 2023

War is a traumatic experience that can leave lasting physical and psychological scars. For many veterans, the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging, and mental health struggles are common. From post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to depression and anxiety, veterans face a range of mental health challenges…

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