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Life Hacks for the Newly Sober

-Mayah Taylor, MA New Year. New Challenges. For those who are in recovery from addiction, the thought of new challenges to overcome may seem daunting. You may be wondering, “How am I ever going to stay sober?” We’re here to help! The journey of sobriety is not one you have to make alone. So to […]

Best of 2017 Blogs

The Best of 2017 Blogs

Before the year comes to a close, I’d like to take a short look at the best of 2017 blogs. As we go through the year’s best posts, we realize that what most people need are a strong foundation for recovery and a solid support system. Support can come from  your family, your friends, or […]

Handling Your Child's Drug Addiction Problem

Handling Your Child’s Drug Addiction Problem

I Believe My Child Has an Alcohol or Drug Addiction Problem, Now What? -Mayah Taylor, MA Addiction can be a terrible disease and such a hard one to break away from. It can be even more challenging when it hits home. For parents, discovering or just simply suspecting that your child may be addicted to […]

Keeping a Sober Holiday Family Celebration

Keeping a Sober Holiday Family Celebration

-Mayah Taylor, MA We all know the holidays can be a festive time of the year. A time for giving, a time for creating memories, and a time to be with family. But sometimes being with family can also present its own set of challenges especially when you are in recovery from substance abuse. You […]

Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self Talk

Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self-Talk

-Mayah Taylor, MA  Many individuals, including myself, have experienced negative self talk. That voice inside your head that criticizes you, doubts you, and tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you-things that you would never say to anyone else. I can’t believe I ate that whole pie; I […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: Controlling the Binge

by Mayah Taylor, MA When we talk about binge eating, a key characteristic is frequently eating large quantities of food and feeling unable to stop eating. Other characteristics of binge eating are the sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode, eating even when not full or hungry, and eating rapidly during […]

5 Myths about drug addiction that are completely wrong

5 Myths About Drug Addiction that are Completely Wrong

Substance Abuse: Unveiling the Myths About Drug Addiction By, Mayah Taylor, MA Myths about drug addiction remain an issue among Americans today. In case you didn’t know September is National Recovery Month. It is important that we spend the time to educate ourselves on substance use treatment and mental health services. People need to know […]

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The Freshman Binge Drinking Culture and How to Manage It

Freshman binge drinking has been a long-time college culture notion. Entering college life can be a high time for teens. Stepping up to a new stage in life can be both exciting and nerve-racking for these teens. There are many  factors that affect why students start to drink and some of these may be quite […]

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Can Eating Disorders be Caused by Fear of the Freshman 15?

By now, you’ve heard the warnings about “freshman 15.” But is it just a myth?  Many students are likely to gain weight-but it may not be the full freshman 15 and it may not happen during freshman year. Good news, right? College offers temptations and requires many adjustments for the incoming Freshman. There are many […]