World Teen Mental Wellness Day


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that one in five teenagers has a mental health condition, creating a challenge for teens to deal with mental health issues. March 2 is World Teen Mental Wellness Day, putting the spotlight […]

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Why You Should Participate in National Unplugging Day


March 5 is National Unplugging Day. This annual event challenges people to go 24 hours without using electronics such as cell phones, computers, televisions, gaming systems, and anything else related to technology. The idea is to spend a day without […]

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National Write Down Your Story Day


Did you know that March 14 is National Write Down Your Story Day? Whether you are more comfortable using pen and paper or utilizing a keyboard, the goal for this day is telling your story. You have many stories to […]

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Using the Arts to Relieve Pandemic-Related Stress


Society is coming up on a solid year of various levels of quarantining and social distancing due to the coronavirus. What initially everyone hoped would be a short-term effort that would flatten the curve, allowing things to begin to return […]

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Carving Out a Routine While the World Feels Chaotic


The ramifications of COVID-19 have made daily life anything but routine. Many people have experienced disruptions in their work schedules, loss of jobs, and changes in when and where school occurs. When daily schedules become disrupted through no fault of […]

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Safe Vacation Ideas To Help Break the Monotony of Staying at Home


Last year proved to be unlike any other due to the novel coronavirus, for a variety of reasons. Health problems, financial concerns, job losses, and children deprived of a normal schooling routine have all proved difficult issues to surmount. Another […]

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When Multiple Family Members Experience Addiction


When just one member of a family deals with abuse of alcohol or drugs, it takes its toll on the whole family. When more than one family member is suffering from an addiction, it can complicate recovery efforts for everyone […]

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Why Residential Treatment Is Good for the Entire Family


By the time an adolescent or young adult reaches the point that residential treatment becomes an option, their life has spun out of control. The process of looking for the right treatment program can feel chaotic to both the person […]

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Question Everything You Think You Know


By the time a young person begins treatment, they are likely stuck on how they view everything, including family relationships, friendships, career goals, and future plans. A lack of experience in life understanding that reexamining currently held views can be […]

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Learning to Focus on the Positive


One of the hallmarks of adolescent thinking is the tendency to overdramatize things. A joke someone told is the funniest thing they ever heard. A slasher film is the scariest thing they ever saw, or a new peer at school […]

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I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.

Megan
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