Blog Posts

1
Oct

How to Cope with Grief: Tips and Tricks

When someone we love dies, it is natural to feel grief. Grief is a response to loss. It is a process that includes feeling a range of emotions, such as sadness, anger, and guilt. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by grief. However, there are things that you can do to cope with grief. Here are some tips and tricks

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25
Sep

You Are Not Alone – There IS Always Hope

It’s normal to feel alone from time to time. We all need human connection to feel happy and fulfilled. But sometimes, we can feel like we’re stuck in a rut of loneliness. We might feel like we’re the only one who feels this way, but that’s not true. There is hope for those who feel alone. There are ways to

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15
Sep

Strange Things Can Happen in Recovery

Strange Things Can Happen in Recovery I was asked to put this story down for the blog for ARCNH.  As I thought about it I was trying to figure how to put it down and the way I talk instead of the way I write so I’m dictating. This is part of my recovery story early on in recovery and

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1
Sep

Stigma and the Mirroring of the Human Condition

Stigma and the Mirroring of the Human Condition When the word addiction was deliberately omitted from four consecutive editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM III, DSM IV and DSM IV-TR, it was because it was considered a layman’s rather than a scientific term, pejorative, stigmatizing, and too difficult to define. There were simply “too many

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23
Aug

Heroin Saved My Life… Just before it began to kill me

Heroin Saved My Life… Just before it began to kill me When I was in the 5th grade, we had a D.A.R.E. awareness class every Wednesday with Officer Mazy, a kind, funny and handsome police officer in the city of Chelsea Massachusetts. We were the first of our class to participate in the initiative to educate children before the heavy

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