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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 …

freedom through authentic masculinity

When you think of “freedom,” what comes to mind? What mental images appear when you think of what it means to be a man? These questions don’t have simple answers; many men spend a lifetime continuing to better understand the concept of masculinity from one year to the next. We can’t identify a clear-cut definition …

Structure is a vital component of recovery from substance abuse. When transitioning into a totally new way of living life, daily routine and structured activities provide consistency in a time of serious change. The structured environment of a sober living home is not created with the purpose of keeping residents on a tight leash or …

In the past decade, there has been a major cultural shift toward openness about the subject of mental health. Although there are still some groups and individuals who consider mental health to be a taboo topic, dialogue about mental illness is becoming easier and more common. Following this cultural shift, language has become increasingly important. …

The past year has been chaotic on a global scale. With so many adjustments to daily living, it often feels like the control we once held over our lives is slipping through our fingers. Despite so many changing circumstances around us, it’s important to zone in on our focus of control – or the areas …

When you consider helping out in your community, ideas such as volunteering at a local food bank or nursing home, planting trees in the local park or picking up trash along the roadside probably come to mind. However, there are many ways you can impact your community – some ideas might take a little creativity, …