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|04/16/18|Blog

“Connectedness” – it’s a basic human desire. People need to feel connected to thrive in life. That connection can be to a family, a team, a group, a cause, a goal – it almost doesn’t matter who the connection is to, as long as it’s a healthy connection. And I’ve never seen a group that […]

|04/11/18|Blog

At 31, it feels like I’ve lived two lives. The second one, the one I’m living now, is set in a Massachusetts home, a condo overlooking the ocean. It involves going to a job that I love every day, paying bills on time, staying on top of the little things. In a few months, I’ll […]

|03/13/18|Blog

If you’ve just stopped taking drugs, your mind and your body’s going through a big adjustment period, maybe even potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. This is a trying time and regardless of the drug you used, your body and mind are likely all over the place. Drug withdrawal symptoms vary in duration and intensity, the most […]

|03/12/18|Blog

With the NCAA “March Madness” Basketball Tournament right around the corner, the temptation to drink alcohol at viewing parties and celebrations can be challenging for people in recovery. Depending on the type of event and other guests in attendance, certain situations can be dangerous, especially for those who are recently sober. There are many options […]

|03/12/18|Blog

As the CEO of Bracebridge Hall, Domenica Personti works in a beautiful building amid the scenic surroundings of the Chesapeake Bay. But Personti doesn’t come here to relax. She spends her days with the patients, doing everything she can to connect with the people who sleep in Bracebridge Hall’s 39 beds. “I introduce myself to […]

|03/09/18|Blog

“St. Patrick’s Day? That was for amateurs!” This time of year, there’s always someone in an AA meeting who boldly declares that traditional “drinking holidays” are no big deal because “I drank every day.” Meanwhile, others may be thinking, “Well, for me St. Patrick’s Day was a way to legitimize getting drunk!” Is it hard […]

|03/07/18|Blog

Easter holidays are just around the corner, and that means chocolate, caramel and all kinds of other sweets will be sneaking their way into our homes and the workplace. But in addition to being a prelude to that most sugary of holidays, March is also National Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to […]

|03/01/18|Blog

Here’s to spring! To the start of baseball season. To the return of marshmallow chicks and little chocolate bunnies. To warmer weather and to the trees and flowers blooming And here’s to new beginnings, and to enjoying this season of rebirth—sober. Getting sober is a rebirth. We have a new life and we’re learning how […]

|02/21/18|Blog

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 26 to March 4, 2018, and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is working to spread awareness that eating disorders, like drug and alcohol addiction, can be deadly. It’s also very common for substance abuse and an eating disorder to co-exist, the Association says. When a Twelve-Step group […]

|02/16/18|Blog

It’s easy to make a plan. To say, “I’m going to go to the gym three to five times a week, and work out for an hour every time.” But then life gets in the way. Despite our best intentions, it’s not always practical to get to the gym, to go for a run, or […]

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