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Traditional substance use treatment measures can be very effective for a wide range of individuals. Drug or alcohol use counseling, medication-assisted treatment and outpatient modalities, among other treatment techniques, can help restore control and self-confidence while you distance yourself from self-destructive practices. Sometimes, a change of scenery is just what you need to make those …

why hiking can do amazing things for your mental health

Ah, the great outdoors. Beautiful views, fresh air and nourishment for the soul. Whether you’re scaling mountains or cutting a path through a neighborhood park, hiking offers excellent benefits to all those who partake. Hiking is incredibly inexpensive, if not free. The vast majority of trails are free, especially at local and state parks. And …

Steps to Keep and Maintain a Substance Use Diary

Forget what you knew about diaries. They are no longer the sappy middle school journals of the past, full of entries about crushes and friend drama. A diary is simply a chronicle of a specific time in your life, and at this point in your life, it may be a good time to start a …

Hobbies to Try in 2021

2020 was a year of unprecedented changes. From social distancing to quarantining, COVID-19 certainly made the past 365 into a year no one is going to forget any time soon. In particular, so many individuals saw their in-office workspaces become work-from-home environments. In fact, 2020 was unprecedented in its ability to isolate friends, family members, …

life skills to build during quarantine

This year’s pandemic has forced so many individuals around the world to embrace lifestyle changes, changes that affect both personal and profession routines. In-office work environments have become work-from-home workspaces; social distancing protocols require six feet of distance between individuals; grocery stores, restaurants and a wide variety of public and private spaces have instituted maximum …

4 steps to finding purpose and belonging

It’s the age-old question: how do I find purpose in life? So many avenues today promise you the fulfillment you’re looking for. From substances to sports, careers to money, you’ll find no shortage of avenues if you’re looking to invest in something you believe will provide purpose. If you’ve tried to find true belonging in …