Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Updates for Clients, Families, and Referents

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

When PTSD and addiction combine, they can create a “perfect storm” that destroys a person’s ability to live a normal life. Fortunately, many people have overcome these burdens. With the right treatment plan, it’s possible for anyone to take their life back.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mental illness often boils down to unhealthy behaviors and cognitive distortions. There are many approaches to treating these issues, but cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has shown more promise than most. Before undergoing this treatment, though, it’s first important to consider individual needs.

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How Probation Officers Can Offer Support with Rehabilitation Treatment

Mental health issues are common in ex-offenders. When it comes to getting support for addiction and mental health, probation officers are ideal for promoting a healthy lifestyle and enabling clients to access addiction treatment and other therapies to improve emotional wellbeing.

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Why Self-Care Is Important for Recovery

Whether someone is struggling with mental health or addiction, self-care is an essential element for success. Recognizing this fact, however, is only part of the battle. It’s important to take active steps towards health.

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Celebrating a Sober New Year

Whether you’ve decided to remain sober this upcoming New Year’s Eve or have been participating in a treatment program, with the intention of staying sober for years to come, you can still have a great time celebrating the new year without a drink in your hand. The goal is to create new traditions that support your recovery or wishes to remain sober and healthy. A sober New Year’s celebration can still be a great New Year’s celebration!

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The Twelve Days of Recovery: Sober Holiday Activities for a Happy Holiday Season

The holiday season is a joyous, cheerful time for many. Not for everyone, though. In truth, for many on the path to recovery, the holidays can be a dark, depressing, and, oftentimes, regressive time of the year. From something as big as full-on seasonal affective disorder to something as small as a simple case of the winter blues, it’s true that anyone — regardless of where they’re at on their journey to recovery — can feel this seasonal sadness in full force.

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The Inside Scoop on How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Sober

Although Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year for many, it can be incredibly stressful for others. From overwhelming travel plans to estranged family relations, alcohol can be a short-lived source of comfort for some, even if there are consequences of drinking too much. Regardless of your situation, if your goal is to remain sober, you will need to approach Thanksgiving with a new mindset.

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