The real work in recovery begins in aftercare

People fresh out of treatment don’t want to hear this. If their experience was typical of residential treatment, they spent the last months or more eating, sleeping, grouping, listening and sharing with a group of other individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues similar to their own. Chances are

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How to cope with grief and recover from loss

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” –Vicki Harrison Grief is a highly passionate state, with many different emotions happening simultaneously. Grief differs from mourning, which is

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